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All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Maintains Segment Leadership for FCA US With Upgraded Gas-Powered Model and First Hybrid Minivan

January 11, 2016 The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan features a choice of two powerful, efficient and advanced powertrains – the next generation of the award-winning Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine and the segment’s first electrified hybrid model.

FCA US LLC Scores Wards 10 Best Engines “Three-Peat” With EcoDiesel V-6; Lone Diesel on List for Second Straight Year

December 10, 2015 FCA US LLC’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is one of Wards 10 Best Engines for 2016. It is the third consecutive year EcoDiesel has been named to the prestigious list – the longest tenure of any 2016 honoree.

Polishing the Pentastar: FCA US Upgrades Celebrated V-6

August 31, 2015 Already unique among V-6 engines for its refinement, power, efficiency and adaptability, the formidable 3.6-liter Pentastar is remade for model-year 2016.

FCA US Celebrates One Million Eight-Speed Transmissions Assembled at Kokomo Transmission Plant

July 17, 2015 The one millionth TorqueFlite 845RE eight-speed automatic transmission produced at the FCA US LLC Kokomo Transmission Plant rolled off the assembly line today. The occasion was marked with a celebratory town hall to recognize the nearly 3,000 hourly employees whose commitment made the milestone possible.

Production of the FCA US Pentastar V-6 Engine Family Surpasses 5 Million

May 27, 2015 Cementing its status as an FCA US LLC workhorse, total production of the Pentastar V-6 engine family surpassed the 5-million mark earlier this month.

From Inclement Weather to Harsh, Off-Road Environments, FCA US Drivelines Deliver Full Range of Capability

February 26, 2015 The FCA US LLC vehicle lineup is designed to get drivers where they need to go, whether their routes are caked with slush or pockmarked by muddy craters.
They might even save some fuel along the way. More importantly, they’re likely to have fun.

Chrysler Group’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 Among Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2015

December 10, 2014 Chrysler’s Group’s new supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 joins the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 among Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2015, WardsAuto.com announced today.

All-new 2016 Fiat 500X Engineered for Performance, Fuel Economy and Spirited Driving

November 20, 2014 As the first FIAT vehicle available with all-wheel drive, the Fiat 500X delivers performance, fuel economy and capability through thoughtfully engineered systems and components. With its advanced drive systems, available push-button and remote start, and exceptional handling and fuel economy, the Fiat 500X raises the bar in the small crossover segment.

TorqueFlite Eight-speed Transmission Now Standard on Every 2015 Chrysler 300 Sedan

November 19, 2014 Adding to its 60-year legacy of engineering excellence, the new 2015 Chrysler 300 model lineup features new technological powertrain and chassis solutions, including a state-of-the-art TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission now standard on all models – enabling the brand’s full-size sedan to deliver greater levels of precision, performance and refinement.

Chrysler Group in 2015: More Power, Greater Efficiency and Exceptional Value

June 25, 2014 Power, efficiency and value are essential to maintaining powertrain leadership in today’s new-vehicle market. Chrysler Group checks all three boxes – with authority – for model-year 2015.

Fuel-Saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS) Technology Now Standard with V-6 in Award-Winning Jeep Cherokee and I-4 in All-New 2015 Chrysler 200

June 23, 2014 Chrysler Group is offering fuel-saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology as standard equipment on certain models of the award-winning 2015 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV and all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan.

Chrysler Group Customers on Track to Save $2.5 Billion, 700+ Million Gallons of Gasoline With TorqueFlite Eight-Speed Automatic Transmissions

June 16, 2014 Fuel savings and emissions reductions attributed to TorqueFlite eight-speed transmissions are adding up to substantial gains for Chrysler Group customers. The advanced-technology automatics – first of their kind ever made available to mainstream-brand customers – now are powering more than one million vehicles, worldwide. And their combined effect is staggering.

All-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade Features Two New 4x4 Systems, Segment’s First Nine-speed Automatic Transmission and More Than 30 MPG Highway

April 16, 2014 True to the Jeep® brand, the all-new Renegade is the most capable, fuel-efficient and technologically advanced small sport-utility vehicle (SUV) ever. With a pair of new 4x4 systems, two fuel-efficient MultiAir engines and available, segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission that helps achieve more than 30 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, the 2015 Jeep Renegade is engineered to deliver new levels of capability and innovation in the small SUV segment.

All-new 2015 Chrysler 200 Engineered with Pride for an Exceptional Driving Experience

March 21, 2014 Exquisite style meets exceptional performance. The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan leapfrogs expectations in the mid-size sedan segment for comfort, ride and handling. Engineered to provide premium driving dynamics, improved fuel economy, a quiet cabin and an enthusiastic driving experience, the all-new Chrysler 200 will surprise and delight drivers and passengers alike.

Four Engineers Share Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award for Jeep Innovation

February 26, 2014 This year’s Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award goes to four engineers whose patented innovation inspired the breakthrough four-wheel-drive system featured on the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

Ram Truck and Cummins Celebrate 25 Years of Diesel Powertrain Leadership

February 5, 2014 Twenty-five years ago, Ram and Cummins changed the face of heavy-duty pickup trucks forever. Together, the two companies have succeeded by combining dominant truck engineering and superb diesel powertrain design. The result, competitors continue to chase the legacy that began in 1989, and Ram’s 2014 Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab truck lines grip best-in-class titles in the No. 1 purchase reason: capability.

Chrysler Group’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, 500e Battery-Electric Drive System Among Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2014

December 12, 2013 Two Chrysler Group entries – the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 and the Fiat 500e battery-electric drive system – are among Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2014, WardsAuto.com announced today.

Production of Award-Winning Pentastar Engine Eclipses 3 Million Units

November 6, 2013 The production tally today hit the three million-mark for Chrysler Group’s award-winning workhorse, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. The milestone event occurred just before 7 a.m. during the first shift at Chrysler Group’s Trenton Engine Complex (Trenton, Mich.)

HEMI® "Shaker" Returns - 2014 Challenger R/T and Mopar '14 Challenger Models Deliver Power, Performance and Even More Heritage-inspired Style for Hardcore Dodge and Mopar Enthusiasts

November 5, 2013 Dodge and Mopar brands are “shaking” it up at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) annual show in Las Vegas. The two Detroit-born brands are teaming up to reveal the new 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker and Mopar ’14 Challenger models, all engineered for hard-core enthusiasts who demand more throwback style with easily upgradable performance.

All-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee – Legendary Jeep Off-road Capability Meets Superior On-road Driving Dynamics

September 8, 2013 No compromises. True to the Jeep® brand. The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is engineered to be the most capable mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) while providing premium on-road driving dynamics and improved fuel economy of up to 31 miles per gallon (mpg) – a more than 45-percent improvement compared with the outgoing Jeep mid-size SUV.

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