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All New Fiat Chrysler Models Come with Free Apple Music Trial

Free Apple Music trial | Sierra CDJR | Ottawa, IL

Cool Tunes Trial.

Here at Sierra CDJR, we think there’s nothing quite like listening to your favorite tunes with the wind running through your hair as you drive down the open road. Now, you can find all the music you could possibly want — and some you might not even know about — with ease in all new models in the Fiat Chrysler vehicle lineup. Learn more about the Free Apple Music trial offer.

That’s because the Italian-American carmaker has introduced a free Apple Music trial with every new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, and Ram purchase when the vehicle is equipped with Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration.

Stream a Variety of Music.

Apple Music is a service that allows you to stream a variety of music for $9.99 a month. It will automatically give you access to Apple’s extensive 30 million song library, from country and classical to hip-hop and pop. Currently, it has a reported 36 million users, 30 million of which are in the United States alone. By including this free trial with Fiat Chrysler vehicles, the music subscription service hopes to gain market share over its competitor, Spotify.

This year-long promotion is set to begin on May 1. It will cover a six-month subscription to the service, though if you already have a subscription, you can receive three months’ worth of the service for free.

Two Chrysler Concepts You Need to Remember

Chrysler Concept | Ottawa, IL

Chrysler concept cars have a history of anticipating the future of automotive design and styling, boldly predicting what vehicles could look like and how they could perform. Some concepts were more remarkable than others, and we at Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram like to look back fondly on them. Here are the two Chrysler concepts that are particular favorites.

Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept

This concept car packed both power and style, boasting a 4.0-liter V8 engine with 270 horsepower and a design concept that incorporated elements from the 1941 Thunderbolt concept car, which this updated concept was named after, alongside futuristic design cues. It was sporty, interestingly elegant, and guaranteed to keep your attention as it zipped around like something out of a sci-fi movie.

Chrysler 300 Concept

For the last couple model years, the only vehicles on offer from Chrysler have been the 300 and the Pacifica/Pacifica Hybrid. The Chrysler 300 Concept was unveiled in 1991, with a low-slung front that swept back to create a curvy front and rear end. The front had a distinctive and stylish oval grill pattern that ended up being incorporated into later Chrysler production cars. Remarkable for its time, the concept also included a sort of early keyless start feature which used a key card and ignition button.

We at Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are proud to sell vehicles by such an innovative and creative automaker.

Jeep Boosts Overall Fiat Chrysler Stock


2018 Jeep | Sierra CDJR | Ottawa, IL

The Rugged American Brand.

Jeep® is one of the many brands in the Fiat Chrysler portfolio, which includes high-end options like Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and the mass-market Fiat — but it looks like the rugged American brand is doing more than its fair share in helping Fiat Chrysler Stock remain popular.

The globally appealing SUV line up of Jeep® has helped the brand boost the overall Fiat Chrysler stock, which jumped more than 20% earlier this year.

This 20% increase was followed by yet another increase of 3%, helping Fiat Chrysler gain more momentum when Morgan Stanley analysts stated that Jeep® could become an even more global brand

“2018 will feature a number of operational and financial milestones that can accelerate investor appreciation of the commercial power of the Jeep® brand in a way that can potentially drive very positive share price movements,” said the Morgan Stanley investors in their report.

The report also estimates that, in 2018, the Jeep® brand could contribute to nearly 70% of Fiat Chrysler’s profit. The Italian-American carmaker plans to boost output of SUVs and trucks, ending the production of some sedans to make its North American market, which is its largest.

As the new Jeep® Wrangler gets closer to production, and the new Jeep® Cherokee enters showrooms like Sierra CDJR’s, the popularity of the Jeep® brand has caused the rumors to fly about the brand potentially spinning off from the group.

The Challenger SRT Demon: The World’s Fastest Production Car

Challenger Line up | Ottawa, IL

SRT Demon

Ever wonder what it’s like to drive the Dodge Demon, the world’s fastest production car? The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is built with pure performance in mind. This model has a single seat, fender flares, fat tires, and an 840-horsepower engine. There’s not one detail that doesn’t contribute to the raw power and performance of the new Demon, making this car ideal for anyone who loves drag racing.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Dodge Challenger Demon is one of a kind, offering a truly unique driving experience. While it carries over many aspects from the base Challenger model, the Demon has a few tricks up its sleeve. Thanks to the 840-horsepower engine (which also gets 770 lb-ft of torque), the Demon can do zero to 60 in just 2.3 seconds. Believe it or not, it has a quarter-mile time of 9.65 seconds.

Cool New Features

The new Demon has a few features that help it excel on the drag strip. Or those who prefer the old-fashioned two-foot method to launching, the Demon will let you do what you want. However, there are also some advanced technologies that optimize times on the track, including Launch Assist, Drag Mode, and a new software called transbrake.

“Pundits criticize the Challenger as an aging platform, but Dodge has kept things interesting with an array of variants,” writes Andy Mikonis at the Tribune. “[T]he Demon proves there’s some real engineering talent in the ranks of SRT.”

Want to learn more about the Dodge Challenger and its many variants? Visit Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. The Challenger is an American classic, and the new Demon is just one of many ways the brand is proving this muscle car is still relevant.

Check Out These Holiday Events Near Ottawa, IL

Enjoy these holiday events near Ottawa, IL.Looking for holiday events near Ottawa? There’s something for everyone among the following local activities.

Annual Holiday Jazz Soiree – Dec. 10

Enjoy the tunes of a live Jazz & Blues band as you dance through this evening of complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. It’ll cost you a donation of $50, but all proceeds support the Warren-Sharpe Center’s youth programs.

Fiat Paint on Pine Christmas Party – Dec. 15

Part potluck, part arts & crafts party, this event, held at the St. Mary Immaculate Parish, is only $25 per person. For this fee, you will decorate your own custom piece of wood decor and enjoy free refreshments. To add to the spirit of the event, you’re encouraged to bring snacks to share.

Holiday Kids Fun at Eola – Dec. 16

Want to get some Christmas shopping done while the little ones are busy? This event lets the kids, ages two and up, decorate their own cards and ornaments while you’re free to explore nearby businesses. You can also win raffle prizes.

New Years Eve Pairing Dinner & Get Lit-Up Party – Dec. 31

Ring in the New Year in extravagant style at this event, which features a five-course dinner with beer and wine pairing, a party with a DJ, party favor, open bar, and, of course, champagne.

These holiday events near Ottawa are sure to be a blast this December! We at Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram hope to see you out and about enjoying the season.

First Look at the New 2018 Jeep Wrangler

For decades, the Jeep Wrangler has been an iconic vehicle option that promises to put the fun in driving. Its classic Jeep off-roading capabilities combined with its timeless design and the removable top options make the Wrangler the number one pick for those looking to get closer to nature. The newest upcoming model, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, promises some compelling updates in addition to the traditional SUV America has grown to love.

2017 Jeep Wrangler - Ottawa, IL

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler looks to expand on the already classic 2017 Wrangler model pictured above.

 

For one thing, spy shots of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler seem to show that this new version will feature multiple roof options. The four-door Wrangler is said to be a three-piece hard top, where the roof panels are removable in separate chunks for versatile, open-air driving. Another rumor suggests that the 2018 Wrangler will offer a hybrid version. Jeep also seems to be looking into equipping the newest Wranglers with more autonomous features to aide in safety, plus even better handling and off-roading capabilities. The future of Jeep also promises a pickup version of the Wrangler, but this unique option won’t hit the market for another couple of years.

Even without that pickup version available, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler sure sounds like an exciting update to a favorite classic. We look forward to having some in stock at Sierra CDJR and offering you one of the first test drives in this new SUV.

Chrysler 300 Platinum Returns to Ward’s Best Interior List

Every year WardsAuto World puts out their Best Interior List after a few months of testing. On the ballot are vehicles that are new to the United States market, this year amounting to 42. The editor’s test drove the vehicles through the streets of Detroit on daily commutes, taking into account the comfort, safety, value, and much, much more to determine the best of the best.

This year the Chrysler 300 returned to the list after a two year hiatus. The Platinum model had editors raving over the vehicle’s Nappa leather seats, leather-trimmed dash, steering wheel, center console, and the “dramatic and soothing” environment. Also included in the review were the natural-pore wood and the standard 7 inch multi-function display on the instrument panel.

Filling out the list were three sedans, two pickup trucks, two crossovers, two hatchbacks, and a minivan. The variation is new and exciting as all automakers step up their game, increase competition, and deliver the best vehicles possible. By making the list, the Chrysler 300 Platinum proves it’s one of the best.

“In this year’s competition, we saw a lot of evidence that automakers are thinking creatively about interiors and putting a lot of design horsepower into not just luxury vehicles, but pickups, minivans and family sedans. And they are investing more in high-quality trim materials, electronic features and other details that will surprise and delight shoppers,” said Drew Winter, WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief.

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