Chrysler Picks Up Initial Quality Study Awards

One of the most highly anticipated studies every year is released by J.D. Power. This year’s results of the Initial Quality StudySM are making big news. Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is buzzing just as much as everyone else because we happen to have both Chrysler vehicles on our lot that earned spots on the prestigious list.

The 2014 Dodge Challenger and Chrysler Town & Country achieved the highest ranking in their own segments for initial quality. Chrysler Group couldn’t be happier with the results. “This is the third time in four years that Chrysler Town & Country leads the Minivan segment in this quality survey,” said Doug Betts, Chrysler Group’s senior vice president of Quality. “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.”

New-car owners are surveyed after they’ve owned their vehicle for 90 days. These survey answers (from 233 questions) are then compiled to make up the list of winners. The Town & Country was the highest ranking in the Minivan segment and the Challenger came out on top of the mid-size sporty cars.

While not at the top of their respective segments, the Ram 1500 and Dodge Grand Caravan placed in the top three. If you’re thinking about what high quality vehicle you should purchase next, come down to Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram so we can show you the best vehicles on the market, as voted on by your peers.

“Born Makers” Campaign Showcases the 2015 Chrysler 200

We’ve been talking about the 2015 Chrysler 200 quite a bit lately, but it’s exciting news, so we’re sure you don’t mind. The latest news with the 200 is that it is being brilliantly highlighted in Chrysler’s new “Born Makers” campaign.

As you’ll remember, two commercials started running earlier this month for the Chrysler 200 that featured Detroit-native actor/singer MoZella and her rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Things Have Changed,” and the faithful employees of Chrysler Group’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan.

“‘Born Makers’ reminds us that it’s not just dreaming big ideas but also having the ingenuity and commitment to make them happen. It’s an homage to American innovation, serving as a reminder that you don’t have to cross an ocean for a car you’re proud to have in your driveway,” said Olivier Francois, Chrysler’s chief marketing officer.

Another section of the campaign for the 200 has yet to be released. Chrysler has partnered up with FOX’s “24: Live Another Day” where the Chrysler 200 guest stars in Jack Bauer’s action-packed adventures.

These all sound like perfect ways to highlight an incredible car. If you want to check out the sedan, come see us at Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Chrysler Employees Get Paid to Volunteer

Employees everywhere are asking for time off so they can go on vacation, or just enjoy a few days at home catching up on things. There are even a couple of us here at Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram who are making plans as we speak. Things are a little different at Chrysler Group, where employees are taking time off to do work for outside organizations.

We’re talking about local non-profits, not outsourcing. “As a company, we are committed to making service to others part of our daily mission,” stated Jody Trapasso, Chrysler Group’s senior vice president of External Affairs. “Over the years, we’ve invested more than half a billion dollars in charitable organizations to help build strong communities, while our volunteer activities have impacted millions of lives. Wherever possible, we will put volunteer hours behind our grants to better drive social change.”

Chrysler has created a volunteer program, Motor Citizens, to help make the volunteering process easier for employees. Each worker in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are allotted 18 hours of paid time off for their volunteer efforts. Employees are not expected to go alone to events, they are encouraged to go in groups so that they can make as big a contribution to their communities as possible.

One group from the Michigan headquarters took advantage of this opportunity to spend a day packaging 70,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now, an organization dedicated to ending hunger around the world. This feeds directly into another statement that Jody Trapasso made, “The Chrysler Motor Citizens volunteer program goes beyond the walls of our offices to help build strong communities both here at home and around the world.”

Hey, any way you can give back to the world, then go for it. If you’re looking to get into volunteering, then check out http://www.volunteerkosciusko.com/ for some opportunities in our area.

Chrysler Pays Tribute to Veterans

Memorial Day is a day when we honor those who have served in the military and those who continue to serve our country. Most people gather their loved ones together for a picnic or some other outing. The Chrysler Group Toledo Assembly plant wanted to do something that would be long lasting and serve as a constant reminder year-round of the sacrifices made by our military men and women every day.

“Like all Americans, we owe our freedom to the sacrifices made by the men and women who serve in the military, but at Jeep, we owe our very existence to our WWII veterans,” said Plant Manager Chuck Padden.

The plant installed a permanent veteran’s memorial to pay tribute to our nation’s heroes. To view the memorial, go to the intersection of I-75 and I-280. This special piece of architecture features a restored 1942 Willys Military Jeep.

Chuck Padden was just one of six veteran to attend the dedication ceremony. Three of those men were World War II veterans who later retired from the Toledo plant. The Jeep holds a special place in the heart of these gentlemen and in veterans’ hearts across the country. “When they returned home from the war, they purchased civilian versions of the Jeep vehicles they learned to depend upon in the war. These heroes became our first Jeep enthusiasts. Without them, we would not be here today,” said Padden.

Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram would like to thank all those who serve and have served in the United States Armed Services. Chrysler’s tribute to veterans also serves as a way for all of us to remember those men and women who have and still do risk their lives for us every day.