Philadelphia: Fiat 500X delivers OMG

Fiat 500X delivers OMG | Philadelphia FIat Sales and Discounts: 866-393-4274

The all-new 2016 Fiat 500X is the latest addition to the FIAT of Maple Shade line-up, combining the authentic Italian design and engaging driving dynamics synonymous with the FIAT brand, together with an advanced all-wheel-drive system, unique functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and convenience features.

“The all-new 500X delivers the Italian design and personality that we are known for, along with an unprecedented level of equipment and technology. In addition, it will be the first vehicle in our portfolio to offer an advanced all-wheel-drive system that will provide customers with peace of mind in all driving conditions,” said Jason Stoicevich, head of FIAT Brand North America, Chrysler Group LLC.

With comfortable seating for five, world-class craftsmanship, and impressive ride and handling, the Fiat 500X delivers driving excitement, technology, safety and functionality to the rapidly growing small crossover segment.

Related: 2016 Fiat 500X Launch Video

At Fiat of Maple Shade, the all-new Fiat 500X is available with the fuel-efficient 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission, with an output of 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque, and is paired exclusively to a nine-speed automatic transmission on all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive models.

The 2016 Fiat 500X offers up to 70 standard and available safety and security features, including Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning- Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection. Electronic stability control (ESC) with Hill-start Assist and electronic roll mitigation is standard on all models, as are seven air bags.

Loaded with technology and convenience, the Fiat 500X is available with features like Uconnect 6.5 radio with a 6.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen and navigation, Bluetooth streaming audio, Uconnect Access Via Mobile, a 3.5-inch color thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display, Keyless Enter-N-Go, and heated front seats and steering wheel.

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The 2016 Fiat 500X is available in five trim levels: Pop, Easy, Lounge, and for a more rugged look, Trekking and Trekking Plus. The Trekking and Trekking Plus models feature unique front and rear fascia designs, and satin silver accents for a distinct, adventurous appearance.

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2015 Wrangler Freedom Edition

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2015 Wrangler Freedom
MSRP: $28,590

  • Standard 9 speaker Alpine Premium Sound System with all-weather subwoofer
  • High-Gloss Mineral Gray Painted Grille and Front and Rear Bumper Appliqués
  • Black Fuel Filler Door and Taillamp Guards
  • Black Tectonic Seat Fabric with Leather Trim, Embroidered Oscar Mike® Logo, and Silver Stitching Accents

2015 Wrangler Unlimited Freedom
MSRP: $32,390

  • Standard 9 speaker Alpine Premium Sound System with all-weather subwoofer
  • High-Gloss Mineral Gray Painted Grille and Front and Rear Bumper Appliqués
  • Black Fuel Filler Door and Taillamp Guards
  • Black Tectonic Seat Fabric with Leather Trim, Embroidered Oscar Mike® Logo, and Silver Stitching Accents

The Jeep® brand is proud to pay tribute to the patriotic commitment of our service members with the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition models. Special badging and details mark each vehicle and a portion from the sale of every Freedom Edition will be donated to the USO to help support our nation’s heroes as they come home. Find out more about Operation S.A.F.E. Return here.

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Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Named Esquire Magazine’s Truck of the Year


Philadelphia: Esquire magazine has named the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, America’s most fuel-efficient pickup, its Truck of the Year. The announcement is highlighted in Esquire’s December issue.

Esquire’s editors consider all potential truck models in the U.S. market, balancing attributes with conventional touchstones that outline what makes a great truck, such as efficiency, functionality, versatility, safety, value and style.

“Recognition from Esquire magazine is proof that pickups have found their way into a variety of lifestyles,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO-Ram Truck Brand. “In such a competitive market, we are thrilled to earn a ‘Truck of the Year’ title from Esquire. The Ram 1500 delivers with a winning combination of best-in-class fuel economy and capability and going forward, Ram will continue to set the pace with the best trucks in their segments.”

The EcoDiesel-powered Ram 1500 earned a 28 mpg rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup. It also exceeds the EPA highway rating for the top-ranked small pickup. The previous half-ton fuel efficiency record was set by the Ram 1500 with the available 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine at 25 mpg highway.

Related: 3 Reasons why the Ram Truck is outselling the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado

“This is where the truck tide turns: a full-sized American pickup with a just-big-enough diesel V-6-the only one of its kind,” Esquire magazine noted. “You get the fuel economy of a small engine, the pulling power of a larger one and the grumble of a working-class diesel.”

Ram 1500-the most recognizable pickup on the road-delivers best-in-class fuel economy with a truckload of pioneering, fuel-saving systems and first-in-segment technologies: TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension. The Ram 1500 delivers an outstanding combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency, unsurpassed torque and a surplus of towing capability.

Ram truck offers models designed for a wide range of buyers, including outdoorsmen, tradesmen, first-time buyers and ranchers. Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie Limited trims are designed to meet the high expectations of affluent pickup truck buyers looking to combine capability with sophistication. Featuring premium materials, such as full-leather seating, real wood interior components and modish design, Ram offers a refined luxury alternative uncommon in pickups.

Related: 92.5 XTU Favorite Miranda Lambert joins Ram Trucks Family as Official Spokesperson

About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck Brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram Trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day in and day out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Moving into the 2015 model year, Ram continues to beat the competition in the two most sought-after titles, fuel economy and towing capacity:

  • Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel – 28 mpg with Ram 1500
  • Best-in-class towing capability – 30,000 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class torque – 865 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 equipped with Cummins

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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92.5 XTU Favorite Miranda Lambert joins Ram Trucks Family as Official Spokesperson

925-xtu-favorite-miranda-lambert-joins-ram-trucks-family-as-official-spokespersonStory by Nate Rau
Miranda Lambert is the new spokeswoman for Dodge Ram trucks, and will begin the new partnership by auctioning off a customized truck to benefit her Nashville-based animal charity.

The auction is the start of a relationship that will evolve in 2015, according to a press release.

In addition to furthering Lambert’s status as a mainstream corporate pitchwoman, the deal will also benefit her charity MuttNation Foundation. Ram has given Lambert a customized 1500 Laramie Longhorn, which she will auction on eBay.

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Fans can also bid on autographed copies of her new album “Platinum,” tickets to upcoming shows or signed guitars.

“I have lived my entire life surrounded by trucks even to this day,” Lambert said in a press release. “I have also written songs that mention trucks, so I am so happy to be partnering with Ram. And I’m thankful for their generosity in allowing me to auction off a Ram Laramie Longhorn for MuttNation Foundation.”

Her charity, which has raised more than $2.2 million in the last seven years, is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a better life for shelter animals, increasing pet adoptions and discouraging euthanasia for healthy animals.

“It’s a cause so close to my heart! I’m looking forward to more exciting news with Ram Trucks in 2015,” Lambert said.

Quick Read: 3 Reasons why the Ram Truck is outselling the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado

Robert Hegblom, president and CEO of the Ram truck brand, said Lambert is a perfect match for the company. Ram Trucks is the fastest growing truck brand in America recording 54 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains as of October.

“She values hard work, courage and lives her life to the fullest – the same characteristics that our brand celebrates in our owners,” he said.

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Jeep popularity to reach 1 million vehicles sold in 2014

new-jersey-jeep-autoland-popularity-to-reach-1-million-vehicles-sold-in-2014Philadelphia: The world is becoming a Jeep Autoland as the brands ambitious goal of selling 1 millions vehicles in 2014, set into motion by Chrysler Group LLC CEO Sergio Marchionne, is becoming a reality. Cherry Hill Jeep is proud to have made a large contribution to the inevitable success.

The SUV brand sold about 747,000 vehicles through September, already topping last year’s all-time global sales record of 731,565, according to Jeep Marketing Director Jim Morrison. The sales mark Jeep’s fifth consecutive year of sales increases globally and in the U.S.

“It’s been a lot of hard work and a lot of fun to go and try and get that goal,” he said during a recent phone interview. “We’re on track and we need to keep the momentum for the balance of the year in order to obtain the 1 million goal.”

The goal, if achieved, would be a 37 percent increase for the brand compared to 2013.

Marchionne announced the 1 million target in January during a press conference at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Automotive analysts at the time called the goal ambitious but attainable given Jeep’s momentum and new offerings in the marketplace.

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“The biggest part, and what we’re proudest of … is that every Jeep is up,” Morrison said. “We’re not taking all of our customer base and rejuvenating them; we’re bringing new customers to the brand and every Jeep is continuing to grow.”

In the U.S., sales were up 45 percent to nearly 516,400 vehicles sold through September. The impressive sales, according to TrueCar.com, come with Jeep’s average buyer incentives of $2,113 being the lowest of any Chrysler brand and about $650 lower than the industry average of $2,768.

Sales of the Cherokee and all-new Renegade are expected to particularly help Jeep hit its sales goal during the last three months of the year. The midsize Cherokee will continue gaining incremental sales in China and Europe, and the subcompact Renegade arrived in European showrooms last week. The Renegade is expected to arrive in U.S. showrooms at the end of the year, followed by full inventories in early 2015 – helping Jeep continue its momentum into next year.

Kelley Blue Book senior analyst Karl Brauer said he isn’t surprised that the Jeep brand is on track for 1 million sales globally, because the brand continues to grow in key markets such as China – the largest Jeep market outside the U.S.

“They’re growing like crazy and I don’t see any reason to think that they will not continue in that direction,” he said. “Marchionne knew the global power and influence of the Jeep brand, which is why he wanted it so bad.

“He has leveraged that brand and image very effectively.”

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Chrysler increases Ram 1500 truck production in the US

philadelphia-chrysler-increases-ram-1500-truck-production-in-united-statesChrysler has increased US production of the Ram 1500 as a direct result of consumer demand and employee-suggested changes to increase efficiency. At the request of management, employees submitted thousands of suggestions and – in a move rarely seen anywhere in the known universe – management listened.

Story by Michael Wayland
The Auburn Hills-based automaker increased production by 100 vehicles a day, or more than 28,585 additional vehicles a year. Chrysler upped capacity by using new ideas and incremental investments to refine its production processes at more than 350 plant work stations – from automation changes in the body shop to improvements to its paint shop. The changes were implemented from the end of 2013 through the summer shutdown in August.

Chrysler attributes the new processes to hourly employees submitting thousands of suggestions as part of the automaker’s “World Class Manufacturing” initiative that was introduced by Fiat when it took control of Chrysler in June 2009.

Quick Read: Ram 1500 on Consumer Reports’ Top Picks 2014 List

Through WCM, which aims to reduce waste and increase quality, efficiency and safety, the new processes streamline jobs by improving workplace ergonomics. One simple example was creating “kits” of related parts that allow operators to focus on assembly.

“There was a lot of work done here by the workforce,” said Curt Towne, plant manager, during a media event Thursday morning to discuss changes to the plant. “This isn’t something that was management-driven. This is something that was driven from the floor.”

The Warren plant’s nearly 3,600 hourly employees, including 1,100 hired in the past 18 months, work four 10-hour days on two shifts that run at least six days a week. Towne said small improvements such as not making an employee walk as far to get a part or color-coordinating engine part bins can have a significant impact.

The new operations, according to employees, were tested for roughly six months and implemented primarily during the plant’s two-week shutdown last month. Allen Nichols, a plant launch team member, said the idea was to make sure everything worked before changing things.

Quick Read: Motor Trend names 2014 Ram 1500 ‘Truck of the Year’

“We tried to spearhead as many things as we could before that two-week process started,” he said, adding the company will be able to use the improvements for future vehicles.

Towne said WCM has brought a “common language” to Chrysler’s plants, where each plant operates similarly to adopt the best processes. He added the plant will continue to test new processes to increase production.

“There’s a lot more capacity here,” he said. “We’re always looking for opportunities.”

The 76-year-old plant has produced more than 228,000 vehicles through August. In 2013, the plant produced more than 291,500 trucks, up from 227,453 in 2012.

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2015 Dodge Ram brings the best value in Fuel Economy with EcoDiesel engine

2015 Dodge Ram brings the best value in Fuel Economy with EcoDiesel enginePhiladelphia: When every penny counts on the job site, Cherry Hill Ram wants to know – shouldn’t your next workhorse to be fuel efficient and cost effective?

Story by GreenShoot Media
The 2015 Ram 1500 at Cherry Hill Ram leads pickup truck fuel economy with winning powertrains: exclusive 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel with 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 28 miles per gallon (mpg) and Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 with 305 horsepower and best-in-class gasoline fuel economy of 25 mpg. Ram 1500 holds the top two spots in half-ton truck fuel economy, even beating small trucks.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Together, the powertrain system delivers an outstanding combination of fuel efficiency at 28 mpg, unsurpassed torque of 420 lb.-ft. and up to 9,200 pounds of towing capability.

Cherry Hill Ram Trucks offer the best value in half-ton trucks with a starting price of $23,970, plus $1,195 destination and includes a standard 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. The exclusive V-6 EcoDiesel with TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is priced $2,850 greater than a similarly equipped Ram 1500 with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with Torqueflite eight-speed transmission.

The 2015 Ram 1500 capitalizes on a truckload of exclusive, pioneering, fuel-saving systems, including: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics with grille shutters and air suspension.

Quick Read: Ram 1500 diesel V-6 engine is smooth, powerful, efficient

The Ram 1500 earned Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year in 2013 and 2014, the first time a vehicle of any type has taken the coveted award back-to-back. The Ram 1500 also won the Truck of Texas in 2013 and 2014 – a rare double, back-to-back combination in the pickup segment.

Aptly branded EcoDiesel, the 3.0-liter powerplant is a turbocharged 60-degree, dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) 24-valve V-6 that produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque is more efficient than all V-6 gasoline engines in the half-ton category. This abundant torque from a 3.0-liter engine is the enabler for 9,200 pounds of towing capacity while delivering fuel economy of 28 mpg on the highway.

Like the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 gasoline engines already offered on the Ram 1500, the EcoDiesel V-6 is mated to the TorqueFlite 8, the only eight-speed automatic transmission offered in the half-ton class.

The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (Ward’s 10 Best Engines Award three years in a row) with variable-valve timing (VVT) offers 305 horsepower, 269 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class gasoline fuel economy of 25 mpg.

The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with fuel-saving cylinder shut-off and VVT provides 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.

The class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission (TorqueFlite 8) is standard equipment with 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel and 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar models.
Quick Read: Ram 1500 on Consumer Reports’ Top Picks 2014 List

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40 Years After His First Car Broke Down In Woods, Man Discovers It Covered In Moss

Some things must be lost for decades in order for us to appreciate their real value later in life.

That was the case for Pekka Nummelin, a carpenter born and rasied in Mekkeli, Finland, and his first car that he abandoned in the woods behind his parents house, 40 years ago. He originally bought the seafoam green 1967 Ford Anglia to help him get to and from his first job while still living at home in his early 20s, his son Tommi Nummelin told HuffPost in an email.

However, the car struggled through the cold Finnish winters as Pekka drove 20 miles each day on dirt roads. When the upper radiator hose came lose, spraying anti-freeze all over the road one night, he assumed it was leaking and filled the compartment with water. The water partially froze the cooling channels overnight, preventing the engine from starting the following morning. Once Pekka and his brother tow-started the Anglia with a tractor, the icy water in the radiator reached the hot engine, cracking the block and killing the poor car right there on the spot.

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“My uncle helped my dad by towing the car in the woods behind their house,” wrote Tommi. “Dad bought another Anglia … leaving the old sedan behind for spares.”

After his parents died and his remaining family members moved away, Pekka relocated to the other side of town and built his life with Tommi’s mother. However, his parents’ property and all that remained on it was never sold, left untouched and isolated.

Last weekend, the family was discussing cars when his father said his old Anglia was probably sitting right where he left it in 1974. So they decided to then pay the old house a visit — only 20 miles away from their new location — and see if the car was still there.


“After walking for some minutes through the forest that has slowly been growing the last 40 years, we found a small mossy patch in it where he had left his car,” Tommi told HuffPost. “The Ford was in better nick than anyone really expected. Because of the remote location, all glasses and lights (except one that was smashed during towing) were intact.”


From the pictures Tommi initially posted on Reddit, one can tell that the paint is still in good condition, and the chrome pieces look nearly perfect. However, Tommi said that the car has sunk almost six inches into the ground, likely rotting the bottom of the car.


The men plan to return soon with a shovel and lock-picking tools to check out the interior of the Anglia — it seems that Pekka lost track of the keys over the years as well.

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Town & Country Earns Highest Approval from Owners According to a recent J. D. Power Study


Philadelphia: The best cheese steaks, the best restaurants, the best museums – great reviews are what keep people coming back and the Town & Country is no different. According to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), the Chrysler brand vehicle ranked highest among minivans for the third time in four years.

The IQS is based on responses from more than 86,000 owners of 2014 model-year vehicles after 90 days of ownership. The study asks customers to identify issues with their vehicles’ design, as well defects.

 

“This is the third time in four years that Chrysler Town & Country leads the Minivan segment in this quality survey,” Doug Betts, Senior Vice President-Quality, said. “It reflects the commitment of employees who develop, build and test these vehicles and their recognition that every employee has a role in continually improving the quality of our products.”

 

The Chrysler Group’s ultimate family vehicle, the Chrysler Town & County, was significantly updated for the 2011 model year and previously achieved the highest ranking among minivans in 2011 and 2013.

The IQS study, now in its 28th year, is based on a 233-question survey conducted between February and May 2014.

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Philadelphia: Cash for Clunkers

What Is “Cash for Clunkers?”

Cash for Clunkers refers to a government program called Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS). Under this program, the government gave incentives to consumers to purchase more fuel-efficient cars. When you traded in your less fuel efficient vehicle for a new, more fuel efficient vehicle, you’d get a voucher ranging from $3,500 to $4,500.

The program was designed to provide stimulus to the economy by boosting car sales, while at the same time, putting safer, cleaner and more fuel-efficient cars on the roads.

The program had been very popular and helped to revive the auto industry and economy, however funds quick ran out and the program’s end date is August 24, 2009 (it began on July 1, 2009).

So basically, if a dealership is offering you this deal – proceed with extreme caution and read all of your paperwork thoroughly.

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