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Ram 1500 Rebel Adds Off-Roading Greatness to Model’s Resume

The 2015 Ram 1500 already has many superlatives attached to its name. It features the highest towing power rating, the best and most efficient diesel engine, and a dominant, aggressive design. With its current high price in the segment holding steady, Dodge decided to push the envelope in some other ways as well—and the result is the awesome new Ram 1500 Rebel.

The Rebel is made specifically for off-road capability, sporting a 3.92 axle ration, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, and enormous 33-inch tires. “Offering an off-road-style package on the Ram 1500 has been on our to-do list for some time but the right combination didn’t present itself until now,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, FCA US LLC. “The Rebel drops right into a core segment of the truck market with unique design cues and can-do attitude backed by Ram Truck engineering.”

There are some fun and exciting things going on inside the cabin, too, as the Rebel has new interior colors, materials, and accents, hammering home the unique nature of this off-roading beast. Come see us at Sierra Chrysler to learn more about the Ram 1500 in all of its trims and models today!

New Chrysler UConnect System Gives Consumers Smarter Features

For many consumers, staying connected with the outside world while driving is an important feature to look for when car shopping. Because of this, Chrysler has introduced the new Chrysler Uconnect System, which takes connection one step further than its competitors.

This new system includes a smartphone app that gives the customer the power to control his car, even if he is not in it. With the touch of a button, Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep owners will be able to schedule a health report, locate their cars, and send destinations to the navigation system without typing it in via touchscreen. The car can even send an alert for any critical maintenance issues that need attention right away!

Chrysler debuted the new Uconnect System and app at the 2015 CES earlier this month, adding the app to other data-connected services inside FCA cars, including stolen vehicle tracking, Pandora, and Yelp. If you are interested in seeing this technology first-hand, stop in to Sierra Chrysler today and give one of our Chrysler models a test drive!

Chrysler’s December Sales Were Amazing

For Chrysler Group, now known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), 2014 was a great year that ended on a particularly high note. Almost every division of the company saw sales gains, with some models seeing triple-digit jumps.

Jeep had its best December ever with a 19% increase over December 2013. Chrysler’s December sales were also remarkable with a 53% increase—the best December since 2007. Leading those sales was the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan with a jump of 187% and its best December sales ever.

“Our best December sales in a decade pushed our full-year sales over the 2-million unit threshold for our best annual sales since 2006,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales, in a statement. “Last year marked our fifth consecutive year of annual sales growth in the U.S., and once again, we were the fastest-growing automaker in the country.”

In total, 11 FCA vehicles set sales records for the month, including three Ram models, three Jeep vehicles, the Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Journey.

For FCA as a whole, sales were up 16% over 2013 and marked the fifth year in a row for sales gains.

Here at Sierra Chrysler, we can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring!

Chrysler Talks Windsor Plant Mystery Vehicle on Facebook

Chrysler is set to expand its southwestern Ontario Windsor Assembly Plant in preparation of the production of a mysterious “future vehicle,” that the company has yet to name or explain.

On the automaker’s Facebook page, it simply states that the expansion is “designed to get the plant ready for the production of a future vehicle,” cryptically adding, “and sorry, we can’t yet tell you what it’ll be.”

The Windsor Assembly Plant has a long history of producing countless, classic Chrysler vehicles and is one of the largest North American production plants. It’s safe to assume that whatever vehicle Chrysler is preparing itself for, it’s bound to be one of the automaker’s best models yet.

While some workers at the plant are allegedly commenting that the vehicle is probably an SUV, we at Sierra Chrysler have no idea what it could be. Do you have any ideas about the Windsor Plant mystery vehicle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

2015 Challenger Earns Five Stars From NHTSA

Challenger Earns Five Stars From NHTSA

We all know that the 2015 Dodge Challenger looks sharp, drives like a dream, and growls in a manner that could scare away even the most ferocious and fearless creatures. What most may not make note of amidst all of that excitement is the fact that the 2015 Challenger is also one of the safest cars on the road today.

This fact isn’t lost on us here at Sierra Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep, which is why we are particularly proud to announce that the 2015 Dodge Challenger has been given a five-star overall safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

“The new Dodge Challenger coupe further demonstrates our commitment to broaden the proliferation of advanced safety technologies, such as driver-assist features,” says Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President-Vehicle Safety and Regulatory, FCA-North America.

Not only does the Challenger boast more than 70 available safety and security features, but it is also the only car in its segment that comes available with Forward Collision Warning, which can help mitigate or avoid collisions altogether by detecting hazards on the road with front-facing sensors.

The 2015 Challenger earns five stars from NHTSA in the side crash test and four stars in the frontal and rollover tests.

“The 2015 Challenger checks all the boxes,” Kunselman says. “It affords premium safety and security in a stylish package that delivers a sporty driving experience.”

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