Jan 29

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Reimagines Family Fun!

2017 Chrysler PacificaThere may be fewer minivans on the market than say, five or ten years ago, but the segment is still alive and well — especially since the announcement of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. Replacing the well-known Town & Country, the Pacifica will step into the limelight with plans to deliver a fresh, bold and fun new look on a class of vehicles that has been pushed aside by the rising crossover segment.

Drivers everywhere have a need for a versatile, convenient, utility-based vehicle that’s sole purpose is to serve a growing, active family, and the 2017 Pacifica is the answer. Whether it be comfortable seating, flexible storage space or the latest technology to keep the kids occupied, this stunning new minivan delivers it all.

“The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is truly a no-compromises minivan, giving customers everything they need or want,” said Timothy Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – North America. “The all-new Chrysler Pacifica was thoughtfully designed and engineered to provide unsurpassed levels of comfort, convenience, technology and functionality, making it the perfect combination for modern families.”

If you’re having trouble getting the kids settled to go to school or an appointment, or you’re taking the family on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip, it’s all made easier when you drive the 2017 Pacifica. Every inch and every feature was designed with simplicity in mind, making it more manageable than ever to run your family on the road.

Visit our Chrysler dealership near Bedford, NH, for more details on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, and start getting your automotive situation in order so that you can buy this stunning minivan the second it hits our lot. Your kids will be glad you did!

Nov 30

FIAT Chrysler Showcases Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Chrysler Vehicles at AMAs

2016 Dodge ChallengerEach year, the American Music Awards (AMA) features the best musical artists, producers and executives. This year’s show, which was held on November 22 in Los Angeles, not only featured some amazing singers and songwriters, but it showcased a variety of vehicles from FIAT Chrysler Automobiles, too. Continue reading

May 18

Digital Trends Names Uconnect Infotainment System of the Year

UconnectChrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles are no strangers to awards and accolades. We recently told you that Jeep and Dodge models were recognized as best resale value cars, and all about how Ram set a world record. Now, FCA US can add another accolade to its ever-growing list of praise. The automaker’s Uconnect system was honored with the ‘Infotainment System of the Year’ award from Digital Trends, an industry-leading consumer-technology publisher with the goal of simplifying technology in an increasingly digital world.

“Receiving this prestigious award from Digital Trends is a tribute to the team of hardworking engineers, designers and human machine interface experts who continue to evolve the Uconnect system, features and services,” said Joni Christensen, Head of Uconnect Marketing and Customer Experience, FCA US LLC, in a release. “The Uconnect team’s mission is to assist drivers and help keep them focused on the road.”

And keep drivers focused on the road it does — the incredible 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system uses a clean, responsive interface to make staying connected simple for drivers of all ages. It includes a host of entertainment and audio options for driver and passenger enjoyment, as well as navigation choices for a stress-free journey every time. With Uconnect systems, users also can listen to SiriusXM Satellite radio, take advantage of Travel Link and traffic update services, hear text messages read aloud and even access the internet through a Wi-Fi hotspot subscription.

Digital Trends chose the Uconnect system as its ‘Infotainment System of the Year’ because it boils all the best parts of an infotainment system down into one easy-to-use, accessible package. To check it out for yourself, stop by our Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep dealership near Manchester, NH, and see our selection of Uconnect-equipped models!

Feb 27

Chrysler Announces Plans for Plug-In Hybrid Town & Country Minivan

Black 2015 Chrysler Town & CountryWith eco-friendly cars on the up-and-up, it was only a matter of time before an automaker would tackle a new challenge: a larger hybrid vehicle well equipped to handle a crowd. Leave it to the masterminds at Chrysler, who more or less invented the minivan with the Town & Country, to reinvent it to fit the modern ideal.

At this year’s Chicago Auto Show, Chrysler brand – FCA North America president and CEO, Al Gardner, confirmed that the automaker is working on the first plug-in hybrid minivan. The new type of vehicle will bear a striking resemblance to an old favorite when it pulls into dealerships, though. Chrysler is reworking the Town & Country to include an environmentally friendly powertrain for the 2016 model year, with the highlight, of course, being a plug.

While details about Chrysler’s plug-in hybrid minivan are still sparse, we do know that it will present a new opportunity to green-car enthusiasts with growing families. FCA confirmed that the Town & Country PHEV will get 75 MPGe. In the same announcement, Chrysler revealed that it’s also working on a full-size plug-in hybrid crossover for environmentally friendly families, with an expected release date in 2017.

The news of a plug-in hybrid minivan follows Fiat Chrysler Automobile Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne’s announcement that he hopes to unveil a new minivan at the next North American International Auto Show in January of 2016.

If you can’t wait until 2016, we have the full lineup of new Chrysler Town & Country minivans available now at our Chrysler dealership near Bedford, NH. Each current 2015 Town & Country comes fully equipped with premium features, including leather seating, power sliding doors, a power liftgate, a backup camera and second-row fold-in Stow n’ Go seating. Stop by Bob Mariano Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and check out everything else the Chrysler Town & Country has to offer!

Sep 26

New Virtual Tour Reveals the Innovation Behind the 2015 Chrysler 200

2015 Chrysler 200The Chrysler Group invested nearly $1 billion to revamp its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Michigan for production of the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200, and now the automaker wants its customers to see for themselves just how far that money has gone. Featuring Google Maps Business View technology and narrated by SHAP Senior Manager Shawn Jeffers, a new virtual tour covers the expansive birthplace of the redesigned Chrysler 200, capturing everything from the new body shop to the advanced metrology center through 360-degree interactive films and photography.

Viewable at www.chrysler200factory.com, the Chrysler 200 Factory Tour kicks off with an introductory video from Jeffers and then invites viewers to either explore the plant on their own or take a guided tour with 12 videos that showcase key areas of the facility. Those sections include a modern body shop powered by more than 1,000 robots, a streamlined butterfly-assembly process that gradually connects the two sides of the Chrysler 200’s body, a metrology center that ensures impeccable fit and finish, and a highly energy-efficient paint shop. All told, the SHAP relies on 3,260 workers and encompasses 5 million square feet, or the equivalent of 86 football fields.

“Car buyers often have to base their decisions purely on an automaker’s reputation, but the Chrysler 200 Factory Tour gives drivers an up-close look at the cutting-edge technology and meticulous attention to detail that go into the new model’s production,” said Brian Duval, general manager of Bob Mariano Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, a New Hampshire Chrysler dealer in Concord. “In fact, buyers will be hard-pressed to find another midsize sedan that is not only built with so much modern equipment, but also offers so many advanced features in the car itself.”

The 2015 Chrysler 200 is the first midsize sedan to come standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission, allowing it to return up to 36 mpg on the highway with its base 184-horsepower 2.4-liter MultiAir 2 Tigershark four-cylinder engine. For drivers who live in snowy areas, an optional all-wheel-drive system features an industry-first automatic fully disconnecting rear axle, which provides extra confidence during inclement weather and improved fuel economy when only the front wheels require power. Inside the cabin, the 2015 Chrysler 200 is available with either a five-inch or 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen that controls technologies like Bluetooth Streaming Audio and integrated Voice Command.