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FCA Canada Wins More 2018 Canadian Black Book ‘Best Retained Value Awards’ Than Any Other Domestic OEM

Awards acknowledge vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their original MSRP after four years
Jeep® Wrangler and Ontario-made Dodge Challenger continue to be multi-year award winners
2018 marks first ‘Best Retained Value’ wins for Ram ProMaster and Ram Cargo Van
FCA Canada is only domestic manufacturer to win with two or more vehicles for eight consecutive years
Valuable information for consumers, as depreciation is the largest expense of vehicle ownership


February 13, 2018 , Windsor, Ontario -

For 2018, FCA Canada has won more Canadian Black Book (CBB) ‘Best Retained Value Awards’ than any other domestic OEM.

The awards are handed out in 20 categories annually. They recognize vehicles that have retained the greatest percentage of their original MSRP over the past four years (since 2014). CBB’s awards program – now in its 11th year – guides consumers who are looking for vehicles that hold their value best, thereby reducing the total cost of ownership, a critical purchasing consideration.

For the eighth year in a row, Jeep® Wrangler took top spot in the Compact Crossover/SUV category. Following closely, the Brampton, Ontario-made Dodge Challenger took top honours in the Sports Car category for the seventh time.

What’s more, for the first time, two Ram brand models have earned Canadian Black Book ‘Best Retained Value Awards’: the Ram ProMaster, which saw its sales grow 65 percent in 2017, topped the Full-size Van category, while the formerly Windsor-made Ram Cargo Van was named top Compact Commercial Van.

"With Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Challenger being perennial Best Retained Value Award winners, we have come to expect FCA to be on our list,” said Brad Rome, President, Canadian Black Book.


“This year, with Ram Cargo Van and Ram ProMaster also winning their categories, FCA is leading the charge for domestic manufacturers. When you build vehicles Canadians want to drive, the results speak for themselves."

"To have three of our brands recognized - plus multi-year, repeat winners - in the Canadian Black Book ‘Best Retained Value Awards’ is a reflection of FCA’s commitment to build high-quality, desirable vehicles," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada. "We are proud to win more CBB awards than any other domestic manufacturer, recognition that is sure to help consumers who are looking to make smart vehicle purchasing decisions."

About Canadian Black Book

For more than 55 years, Canadian Black Book has been the trusted and unbiased Canadian automotive industry source for vehicle values. Canadian Black Book tools and information are considered 'The Authority' for vehicle values not only by car dealers and manufacturers, but also the leasing, finance, insurance and wholesale sectors.

For the past eight years, consumers have also benefited from the same expert insight. In 2010, Canadian Black Book introduced their consumer website that includes free online tools for calculating a vehicle's Trade-in Value, Future Values and Average Asking Price. Canadianblackbook.com is a distinctly Canadian resource for car buyers and sellers.

Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards

The Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards acknowledge vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their original MSRP after four years. This is extremely valuable information for the consumer, since depreciation is the largest expense of vehicle ownership. For 2018, the awards program analyzed model year 2014 cars and trucks in 20 categories.

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Earns Today’s Parent

FCA Canada: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Earns Today’s Parent™ Approved Seal

Today’s Parent™ Approved is an editorial-driven, exhaustive product testing program by one of the country’s longest running and most respected media outlets focused on Canadian families
The Canadian-made Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan had to succeed in lab and real-world parent testing, based on categories of quality, ease-of-use and value for money
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the industry’s only plug-in hybrid electric minivan and features an advanced powertrain which delivers a seamless, efficient driving experience with an estimated electric range of up to 53 kilometres, up to 911 kilometres of total range and an estimated 2.6 Le/100km (109 MPGe) in city driving


June 5, 2018 , Windsor, Ontario -

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan had been awarded the coveted Today’s Parent™ Approved seal.

The recognition comes after both lab and real-world parent testing of the Ontario-made minivan by one of Canada’s longest-running and most respected media outlets, focused on the needs of discerning Canadian families.

To earn the Today’s Parent Approved rating, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid passed “exhaustive product testing,” and exceled in and beyond three core categories: quality, ease-of-use and value for money.


“Today’s Parent Approved editors and parent testers were very impressed with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Our testing covered a wide range of features of this minivan, including the safety features, space for people and cargo, quality of finishes, the feel of the drive, the entertainment system and more,” said Cara Smusiak, executive editor of Today’s Parent Approved. “We also assessed how well this vehicle meets the day-to-day needs of families, whether they’re installing car seats and lifting strollers in and out of the back, loading up hockey gear, or taking family road trips. And, of course, the remarkable fuel economy you get in a hybrid vehicle factored in significantly when it came to assessing the Pacifica Hybrid’s overall value for money.”

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is proudly built at the Windsor Assembly Plant (WAP). It remains the industry’s only plug-in hybrid electric minivan, featuring an advanced powertrain which delivers an estimated electric range of up to 53 kilometres, up to 911 kilometres of total range and an estimated 2.6 Le/100km (109 MPGe) in city driving

“Busy Canadian families continue to be the core demographic for our Windsor-made minivans,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada. “This Today’s Parent Approved seal confirms for them that Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid excels at offering the features, comfort, efficiency and high-technology they demand in their principal vehicle.”

About Chrysler Pacifica

As the original creator of the minivan 35 years ago, FCA continues to transform the segment with firsts – notching 78 innovations through the first five minivan generations. With the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid, FCA adds 37 minivan firsts to its portfolio for an unprecedented total of 115 innovations in the segment, including the industry’s first minivan available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

The Chrysler Pacifica – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 2.6 litres equivalent per 100 kilometres (Le/100km) or 109 imperial miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving, up to 53 kilometres of all-electric range and 911 kilometres of total driving range . With more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theatre rear seat entertainment system and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid are no-compromise minivans ideally suited for today's families.

About FCA Canada

Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 93rd anniversary in 2018. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA US LLC, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.

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FCA Canada: All-New 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Honoured as Best Value Compact SUV/Crossover in 2018 Vincentric Best Value in Canada Awards

Vincentric Best Value Awards are determined using statistical analysis that incorporates the total cost of ownership of all 2018 model year vehicles, along with the current market price of those vehicles
All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler offers even more legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, a modern design that stays true to the original, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, more open-air options, advanced technology and is loaded with safety features

June 5, 2018 , Windsor, Ontario -

The all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler has been recognized with a Vincentric Award for Best Value in the Compact SUV/Crossover category.

Unveiled late last year, and in showrooms now, the all-new, award-winning 2018 Jeep Wrangler is the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world and builds on its legendary history with an unmatched combination of off-road capability, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, superior on- and off-road dynamics, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.

U.S.-based Vincentric has more than a decade of experience in automotive industry data analysis. This is the seventh year of its Best Value in Canada awards. To pick its winners, Vincentric scrutinizes objective data on vehicles in each segment of the market, factoring in everything from the cost of insurance and repair, to fuel consumption, maintenance and depreciation.

“Jeep Wrangler is the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada. “This Vincentric award honouring it as the best value SUV in Canada further enhances its legendary reputation and appeal.”

Said David Wurster, Vincentric President: "The Vincentric Best Value in Canada awards identify the model that offers the best value of all competitors in its segment. This year, the all-new Jeep Wrangler JL was awarded the 2018 Vincentric Best Value in Canada award in the highly competitive Compact SUV/Crossover segment and earned the title by having ownership costs that were more than 10 percent lower than expected."

About Vincentric
Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive value. Vincentric data is used by organizations such as AOL, Cars.com, FCA and other OEMs as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele. Vincentric, LLC was founded in 2004 and is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bingham Farms, Michigan.

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

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FCA Canada: FCA Windsor Assembly Plant Receives Energy Conservation Leadership Award

June 6, 2018 , Windsor, Ontario -

FCA’s Windsor Assembly Plant (WAP) has won a Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Award. The recognition comes for key Process and Technology Improvements from a plant initiative that resulted in an approximate 30 per cent annual energy savings of existing chilled water system and reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions equivalent to almost 21 homes’ energy use per annum.

At the plant, which builds Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, a new vehicle rolls off the line every 48 seconds. It takes approximately 27 hours to complete a vehicle, and 8-10 of those hours are spent in the paint shop.

A recent onsite study conducted by the Energy Management Team at WAP identified opportunities to reduce energy consumption in the paint shop.

Throughout the plant, large compressors of chilled water are used to cool the air as well as the equipment during different processes. In the paint shop particularly, what is called the chiller system is crucial to maintain a set temperature and humidity level at all times for optimal and consistent paint application, as well as sustaining a cool temperature for the equipment.

The study outlined a multi-faceted chiller initiative, as it pertained to the paint shop, which included energy saving improvements such as resetting the supply temperature set point, retrofitting additional pumps with VFD (Variable Frequency Drive), removing mechanical flow controls & adding PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) logic control to operate the system. The project was executed over a two-week period last summer.

“I’m very proud of the Energy Management Team and their initiatives at Windsor Assembly Plant,” shared Michael Brieda, Plant Manager. “The team succeeded in implementing this new strategy effectively, and, in the first quarter alone, we’ve achieved 113 per cent of the anticipated savings, which is an incredible success! I’m proud to say that we not only build environmentally friendly vehicles, but we strive to do so in an environmentally sustainable facility.”

FCA and the team from WAP were honoured at an awards ceremony last week, as part of Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Summit 2018 in Toronto.

About CIPEC
The Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC):

is a partnership between private industry and the federal Government
aims to promote and improve Canada's industrial energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy use in the industrial sector
includes close to 2400 companies and trade associations
encourages energy management best practices through dialogue and collaboration via an Executive Board, Task Force Council and sector task forces
recognizes and rewards those who lead the way

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FCA's Canadian plants safe if Chrysler, Dodge die, Unifor says

FCA's Canadian plants safe if Chrysler, Dodge die, Unifor says

July 4, 2018


Unifor President Jerry Dias says he is confident Fiat Chrysler’s Canadian assembly plants will survive even though the Chrysler and Dodge brands were left out of the company’s five-year business plan, which spans from 2018 through 2022.

FCA unveiled its five-year plan in Italy in June. The automaker focused most of its attention on Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. The absence of Chrysler, Dodge and Fiat led to speculation that those brands could be on the chopping block, though the company maintains that the brands will not be eliminated.


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Their omission raised questions about the future of FCA’s Ontario operations. FCA’s Brampton plant builds the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and Chrysler 300, while the Windsor plant assembles the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans. The company employs about 9,600 hourly workers at the two facilities, combined.

Dias said FCA has assured him the plants will survive into the future with product commitments, though he did not say whether the company has pledged new products such as a Jeep vehicle to either factory.

He said he has confidence in FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, a Canadian citizen, wanting to keep those plants open.

“I take him at his word,” Dias said. “I doubt very much that he would want to see the fall of those plants on his watch.”

Both plants have received investments from FCA in recent years. As part of 2016 labour negotiations, the Brampton plant was slated for a $325 million retooling of its paint shop, while the company spent more than $1 billion to retool the Windsor plant for assembly of the next-gener- ation minivan.

Of course, there is still NAFTA renegotiations and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of tariffs on vehicles imported from Canada.

FCA is developing contingency plans to adjust its manufacturing footprint should Trump’s hardball trade tactics result in higher auto tariffs or the collapse of existing trade agreements.

However, it’s not clear how Canada fits into those plans.

FCA’s five-year plan includes a new three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee, a midsize Ram pickup, several new or updated Alfa Romeos, a battery-electric Maserati sport coupe and other new products. Marchionne said FCA would spend US$9 billion (C$13.7 billion) on a plan to electrify its lineup.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits FCA



Oct 12, 2018
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada as well as The Honourable Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour recently took a tour of the FCA Windsor Assembly Plant - home of the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan.

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FCA Canada: Canadian-made Chrysler Pacifica Named 2019 Minivan Best Buy by Le Guide d

FCA Canada: Canadian-made Chrysler Pacifica Named 2019 Minivan Best Buy by Le Guide de l'auto/The Car Guide

Awards handed out annually by one of Canada’s oldest and most respected automotive media outlets
Vehicles are chosen by one of the country’s largest and most respected editorial teams, based on votes in six categories
Made-in-Canada Chrysler Pacifica and segment-exclusive Pacifica Hybrid have reinvented the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling


November 16, 2018 , Etobicoke, Ontario -

The Canadian-made Chrysler Pacifica has been named the 2019 “Best Buy” in the minivan segment by Le Guide de l'auto/The Car Guide.

Now in its 53rd year, the bilingual publication is one of Canada’s longest running and most respected automotive media outlets.

Le Guide de l'auto/The Car Guide’s annual Best Buy awards recognize the top vehicles in 27 categories. Winners are chosen by one of the country’s largest and most respected editorial teams, based on votes determined by six criteria, including fuel economy, reliability, safety, infotainment and driving experience.


“In an increasingly crowded marketplace, we’re extremely proud that Chrysler Pacifica and the segment-first Pacifica Hybrid continue to win consumer recognition and coveted awards like this one from Le Guide de l'auto,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada. “Made in Windsor, our minivans are built on over 35 years of segment leadership and innovation, and continue to fit the needs of Canadian families like few other vehicles can.”

Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid see notable updates for 2019, which include an S Appearance Package on the Hybrid model, featuring black accents inside and out for a customized, athletic look from the factory.

About Chrysler Pacifica

The made-in-Canada Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid reinvent the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, the Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains to the minivan segment. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 2.6 Le/100 km in electric-only mode in city driving, 53 kilometres (33 miles) of all-electric range and 911 kilometres (566 miles) of total range.

With more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theatre rear-seat entertainment system, an available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid are no-compromise minivans ideally suited for today's families and have earned their spots as the most awarded minivans of the year.

About FCA Canada

Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 93rd anniversary in 2018. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA US LLC, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.

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FCA Holiday Double Header; FCA Canada Employees and Retirees Pledge Over $1.24 Million to United Way and Fill Eight Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Full of Toys for Sparky’s Toy Drive

FCA Canada employee and retiree contribution to United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County 2019 campaign totals $1,249,110
FCA Windsor Assembly Plant employees fill eight Chrysler Pacifica minivans full of toys, valued at over $35,000
Largest United Way donation and largest toy drive contribution in Windsor-Essex community


December 7, 2018 , Windsor, Ontario -

During a special presentation at FCA’s Windsor Assembly Plant (WAP) today, Michael Brieda, plant manager, announced a donation of $1,249,110 to the United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County 2019 campaign. This marks the largest donation in the Windsor-Essex community and the 33rd consecutive year of FCA Canada employees and retirees donating over $1 million.

In a holiday double header press conference, Brieda also unveiled a generous contribution of new toys collected from FCA Windsor Assembly Plant employees valued at over $35,000, which were overflowing from eight Chrysler Pacifica minivans, for distribution to the Windsor Fire & Rescue Services as part of their annual Sparky’s Toy Drive.


"FCA employees in Windsor are some of the most generous I’ve seen throughout my career. No matter the cause, they are tireless when it comes to helping others who are struggling or going through tough times," said Reid Bigland, president and CEO, FCA Canada. “2018 marks our 71st year of working with United Way and 16th year with Sparky's Toy Drive. I couldn’t be more proud of our Canadian workforce for their unwavering commitment to the local community.”

In addition to the annual campaign, FCA employees also volunteer for many United Way-sponsored events throughout the year. Recently, Brieda led “Team Pacifica” in the Detroit Free Press Marathon, where participating FCA employees collected funds that benefitted the United Way of Windsor/Essex, while other FCA employees volunteered their time at a beverage station for the participants. This effort generated over $34,000.

Funds raised this year will go toward helping United Way take action to help local families and individuals gain access to education and financial stability. Programs include emergency assistance, after-school programs, and various means of mentorship and support.

“For decades, the team from FCA Canada and its unions have shown their local love through their dedicated support of United Way,” said Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County. “From raising millions of dollars to support local programs, to collecting backpacks for kids, their support goes on and on. Our community is so grateful for their incredible commitment and generosity.”

“FCA Windsor Assembly employees have been an integral part of the Sparky’s Toy Drive success over the years. The campaign would not exist without their support,” said Sean Costello, captain, Windsor Fire & Rescue and coordinator, Sparky’s Toy Drive. “As Sparky and I accompany the plant volunteers on toy collection day, I am amazed to see first-hand, the generosity at the plant gate, knowing full well this same group of people helps countless organizations year-round. We are very grateful for the continued partnership.”

“Just another example of how WAP employees continually dig into their pockets to help the Windsor/Essex community,” said Dave Cassidy, president of Unifor Local 444.

About United Way
United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County mobilizes the caring power of the local community to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways. The United Way focuses on three priority areas: poverty to possibility, all that kids can be and strong neighbourhoods. Additional information is available at Home.

About Sparky’s Toy Drive

Sparky’s Toy Drive is an annual local holiday campaign that collects brand new toys for over 3,200 children in need throughout the Windsor-Essex community. The program is organized by Windsor Fire & Rescue Services.

About FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 93rd anniversary in 2018. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA US LLC, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.

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All-New Ram 1500 Named 2019 Full-Size Pickup Trucks Best Buy

FCA Canada: All-New Ram 1500 Named 2019 Full-Size Pickup Trucks Best Buy by Le Guide de l'Auto/The Car Guide

Lighter, more capable and with standout levels of technology and efficiency, the all-new Ram 1500 is a no-compromise pickup truck and segment leader
Awards handed out annually by one of Canada’s oldest and most respected automotive media outlets
Ram 1500’s win comes on the heels of the Canadian-made Chrysler Pacifica being named Le Guide de l'Auto/The Car Guide’s 2019 Minivan Best Buy

December 17, 2018 , Windsor, Ontario - The new benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience in its class, the all-new Ram 1500 has been named the 2019 Full-Size Pickup Trucks Best Buy by Le Guide de l'Auto/The Car Guide.

Now in its 53rd year, Le Guide de l'Auto/The Car Guide is one of Canada’s longest running and most respected automotive media outlets. Its annual Best Buy awards recognize the top vehicles in 27 categories. Winners are chosen by one of the country’s largest and most highly-regarded editorial teams, based on votes determined by six criteria, including fuel economy, reliability, safety, infotainment and driving experience.

The rest of the 2019 winners – including the Canadian-made Chrysler Pacifica as the Minivan Best Buy – were announced earlier this year, but the full-size pickup awards waited until the publication gathered all of the new or redesigned trucks for a thorough comparison test:

“The 2019 Ram 1500 not only won the match,” said Le Guide de l'auto/The Car Guide, “but grabbed The Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buy in the full-size pickup category at the same time.

The Ram distinguished itself by its high level of refinement, its muscular and throaty V8 engine as well as its impeccable tenure during the towing test. In addition, its cockpit in Limited trim, when compared to the plushest versions of its rivals, truly amazed us. And that’s not all: the 2019 Ram 1500 also benefits from an eTorque mild hybrid system that provides reduced fuel consumption for both the 3.6-litre V6 and the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 (optional in the latter).”

“We’ve worked hard to exceed the expectations of truck customers with the all-new Ram 1500,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand, FCA US and President & CEO, FCA Canada, “Our Ram truck includes features like a new high-strength steel frame, class-exclusive 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen and eTorque mild hybrid technology. We’re proud that Le Guide de l'Auto has recognized these game-changing efforts with a coveted Best Buy award.”

2019 Ram 1500

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Ram leads the full-size truck segment with significant gains in fuel efficiency through an all-new eTorque mild hybrid system in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 102 kilograms (225 pounds). The frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 46 kg (100 lbs.) while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and Blind-spot Monitoring.

About FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 93rd anniversary in 2018. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA US LLC, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.

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