New 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Is Off-Road Truck Heaven

The Ram 1500 is one of the best trucks out on the market right now—it’s a full-size truck with tons of performance power, but a diesel engine that helps it post the highest mpg ratings in its segment. Now, the Ram brand has rewarded customers with a special new version of the 1500—the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel, which is a Ram 1500 that takes you to off-road truck heaven.

Ram 1500 Rebel“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.”

The Rebel also features extra styling in the exterior and interior, sports bigger wheels and a higher body, and tons of great off-road capability. To learn more about the regular 2015 Ram 1500 or the special new Rebel version, come see us at Warsaw CDJR. Either way, you’ll be getting a version of the greatest full-size truck on the road.

Dodge Viper 1-of-1 Program Gives Consumers Customization Power

Dodge is looking to give Viper lovers everywhere a big gift. The American carmaker recently announced the new Dodge Viper 1-of-1 Program, an industry-first customization system that allows customers who purchase a Viper GTC to create their own, bespoke version of the model that is one-of-a-kind. Even better, consumers don’t have to shell out the big bucks to do so!

“The Dodge Viper is an iconic, one-of-a-kind, hand-built American Supercar with a 645-horsepower hand-built aluminum V10, a hand-crafted body comprised of hand-laid carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium, and high-strength steel, and a racing pedigree,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge and SRT for FCA North America.

“Because every Viper is hand crafted with such an extreme level of detail, we have the unique opportunity to make each one even more special by giving buyers the opportunity to customize each vehicle to their exact specifications. Now, Viper owners will be able to say their Viper is truly one of a kind.”

More than 25 million unique build combinations allow consumers to feel like their car is uniquely theirs. Each consumer can choose from 8,000 hand-painted exterior colors, 24,000 hand-painted custom stripes, 10 wheel options, 16 exterior trims, 6 aero packages, and a variety of other features that could build your dream car. The Dodge Viper 1-of-1 Program will even send you a 1:18 scale version of your custom-created Viper to show you what the big version will look like!

You can begin ordering your custom Viper GTC in February, so make sure you stop in to Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram then!

New Smartphone Uconnect App Unveiled at CES

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we get to see some of the most exciting new technologies coming our way from across practically every industry, including automotive. This year, from Chrysler, now known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), we get a new smartphone Uconnect app that has some pretty cool features.

With the Uconnect Access app, drivers will be able to remotely program a destination into their navigation system, get a vehicle health report, receive alerts when key vehicle systems need maintenance, and even locate their car using their phone.

“The Uconnect team is dedicated to delivering services and features that are innovative, functional and most of all easy to use,” said Al Amici, Head of Global Uconnect System and Services, FCA US LLC, in a statement. “We understand that our customers lead busy lifestyles and our goal is to minimize the everyday stresses by providing drivers with a variety of ways to stay conveniently connected to their vehicle.”

Imagine having this app on your phone. Then, the next time you can’t remember where you parked in a crowded parking lot, simply open the Vehicle Finder and see a map of exactly where your car is. You can then select Sound Horn and find your car in a snap.

Or, you can save yourself some time by presetting your destinations before you get in the car. Just find where you want to go in the Uconnect Access app, select Send to Vehicle, and when you start your car touch Go Now and you’re on your way.

Initially, the app will only be compatible with select 2015 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models equipped with either Uconnect 8.4A or 8.4AN, but will be added to additional vehicles as the system progresses.

2014: Chrysler Leads the Automotive Industry in Strong Year

Early projections say that Chrysler lead the automotive industry in a stellar year for sales, leading auto companies as 2014’s best-seller. In fact, Chrysler estimated Chrysler sales went up more than 2 million units for the full year, growing more than 16% since 2013.

Demand for the auto company’s Jeep Cherokee and Ram pickups are being held responsible for much of the groundbreaking sales numbers, though most of Chrysler’s numbers increased across the board.

2015 Chrysler 200C
2015 Chrysler 200C

“Low gas prices, a record stock market and the improving economy are making people feel more financially comfortable, and even the weather” are being attributed to such a high-selling year for cars, according to an analyst.

Other companies, like Toyota, have seen increases in sales this year, though their numbers don’t match Chrysler’s. Another successful company this year was Ford, whose sales will likely change radically as the new 2015 F-150 models hit dealerships.

We’re glad to hear that Chrysler had such an excellent year, and we encourage you to visit us at Warsaw CDJR and explore our many Chrysler models.