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Chrysler Canada releases Information Regarding the All-New 2011 Chrysler 200 Mid-Size Sedan

Windsor, Ontario , Sep 17, 2010 -

Chrysler Canada today announced details of the all-new 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-sized sedan. Offering consumers exceptional craftsmanship inside and out, a refined and spirited driving experience, innovative technology, an abundance of standard safety features and an extraordinary level of standard content, the 2011 Chrysler 200 is an exciting new addition for customers who want exceptional style, performance, fuel economy and substance, all at a surprising value.

The all-new Chrysler 200 includes an advanced new powertrain lineup featuring the 2.4 - litre 16 valve variable valve timing I-4 World Gas Engine mated to an available six-speed automatic, or the all-new 3.6 litre 24-valve variable valve timing Pentastar V-6 engine which produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic for best-in-class power and performance, while delivering outstanding fuel economy.

Other features that distinguish the all-new Chrysler 200 are new ride and handling tuning including stiffened body mounts and softer ride rate, new suspension geometry with a raised roll centre, a new sway bar, and new 17-inch wheels and tires. The Chrysler 200 also receives and extensively upgraded treatment for the reduction of noise, vibration and harshness including acoustic laminated glass for the windshield and front door windows.

The new 2011 Chrysler 200 provides drivers with a beautifully inspired sedan that doesn’t compromise safety or practicality and offers the best performance in its class. The Chrysler 200 will be built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. USA and will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter 2010.

About Chrysler Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, Chrysler Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 85th anniversary in 2010. Chrysler Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC, one of the world's leading automotive companies. Chrysler Canada's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep® Wrangler and Chrysler 300.
 

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Chrysler Canada: The Best of European Engineering and Italian Style - The Fiat 500 Sport - Arriving Soon in Canada


September 17, 2010 , Windsor, Ontario -

The legendary Fiat 500 is arriving soon in Canada. Born in Italy, the 2008 European Car of the Year is perfectly tailored for Canada. The Cinquecento is as vibrant and engaging as it is fit and nimble. The Sport model, featured in these images, illustrates Fiat’s smart and stylish design aesthetic. Like the original Fiat 500 a half-century ago, the new Cinquecento continues its timeless value while embracing individual expression and opportunity – all infused with world-class craftsmanship.

The Cinquecento offers unique adaptations for the North American market and is designed for individuals who demand that style and fashion can coexist with practicality and functionality. Matching its sport-tuned suspension, the Fiat 500 Sport features athletically styled front and rear fascias with a larger grille and flared aerodynamic treatment. Between its unique 16-inch aluminum wheels with Mineral Grey painted pockets, the Cinquecento incorporates new body-side sill cladding for an aggressive appearance.

Completing this athletic vehicle's appearance are Performance Red painted brake calipers, a chromed exhaust tip and gloss black shadow-line window trim. The Fiat 500 Sport also features an available panoramic power sunroof for a wide-open view of the world. The Fiat 500 will also be available in Pop and Lounge models with unique exterior cues and different equipment options.

The world-class 1.4-litre engine with Fiat’s state-of-the-art MultiAir™ technology powers the Fiat 500 Sport. MultiAir significantly reduces emissions while improving fuel economy and power delivery by up to 10 per cent when compared with similar engines.

The Fiat 500’s technology, driving dynamics and interior features have been intelligently adapted for the Canadian market, and it will offer small-car buyers a stylish, sporty, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative. The all-new Fiat 500 will be available for ordering later this year in the Sport, Pop and Lounge models, followed by the all-new Fiat 500C (cabrio) in the spring of 2011.

About Chrysler Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, Chrysler Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 85th anniversary in 2010. Chrysler Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC, one of the world's leading automotive companies. Chrysler Canada's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep® Wrangler and Chrysler 300.
 

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Coming Soon From Chrysler Canada: 2011 Jeep® Patriot with Aggressive New Styling, Best-in-Class 4x4 Fuel Economy and Segment- leading Capability
September 17, 2010 , Windsor, Ontario -


Chrysler Canada released images today of the new 2011 Jeep® Patriot, the affordable compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) that offers consumers segment-leading capability and best-in-class 4x4 fuel economy, along with classic, rugged Jeep styling.

Jeep Patriot’s classic exterior styling and capability are enhanced for 2011 with new front and rear fascias, a body-colour grille, and an increased 4x4 ride height. Ride-and-handling is refined courtesy of retuned steering and suspension systems. Interior enhancements round out the new-for-2011 features, and include significantly upgraded touch points.

New-for-2011 Jeep Patriot exterior highlights include an aggressive new front fascia with standard fog lamps positioned inside the headlamps; a new rear fascia that extends lower than on previous models; a body-colour grille; new available 17-inch wheels; four new colours and 4x4 ride height that has been increased by 25mm.

Interior upgrades for the 2011 Jeep Patriot include new soft touch front-door trim panels with a padded upper surface; new centre armrest; a new Jeep three-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls that allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone and other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel; new cloth interior, with premium cloth bucket seats in the front; standard speed control on all models; new backlighting of door switches, door locks, windows and power mirror controls and standard automatic temperature control on the Limited model.

Available as a stand-alone option on all models for 2011 is the Uconnect™ Voice Command with Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music/radio/SIRIUS satellite radio control.

The 2011 Jeep Patriot offers customers more capability than any other vehicle in the compact SUV class. Capability features include low-range mode which generates a best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio, brake traction control, 483 mm (19-inch) water fording capability, Hill Descent Control, 4x4 Lock shift-on-the-fly which sends 50 per cent of torque to front and rear wheels, and a maximum tow rating of 907 kg (2,000 lbs). The Jeep Patriot also boasts a retuned suspension for 2011, with higher spring and damping rates, added rebound springs, and an increased diameter of the rear sway bar. Despite these numerous capability features, the 2011 Jeep Patriot boasts best-in-class 4x4 fuel economy in its segment.

A 2010 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick, the Jeep Patriot for 2011 is loaded with more than 30 standard safety and security features, thoughtful functionality and best-in-class off-road capability with Freedom Drive II, offering tremendous value for consumers that desire an SUV to accommodate their active lifestyle at an affordable price.

Offered with front-wheel- or four-wheel-drive, Jeep Patriot is available in three configurations – Sport, North and Limited.

Built at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill., USA, the new 2011 Jeep Patriot models arrive in Jeep showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2010.

About Chrysler Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, Chrysler Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 85th anniversary in 2010. Chrysler Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC, one of the world's leading automotive companies. Chrysler Canada's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep® Wrangler and Chrysler 300.
 

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Chrysler Canada: New 2011 Chrysler Town & Country: Exquisite Innovation from the Inventor of the Minivan

September 17, 2010 , Windsor, Ontario - Chrysler Canada today released photos of the new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan which offers consumers fresh, sophisticated styling; an all-new beautifully crafted interior; improved driving dynamics; an exciting new powertrain; an abundance of standard safety features; and innovative technology that keeps Walter P. Chrysler’s legacy of engineering innovations alive and well.

The company that invented the modern minivan segment continues to set the standard with the latest generation Chrysler Town & Country luxury minivan. New for 2011 is SafetyTec™, a package of 40 safety and technology features, including Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection, which are only available on Chrysler Group minivans. Chrysler continues to lead the industry with innovative seating options, and for 2011 features improvements to the ground-breaking Stow ‘n Go™ seating and storage system – which is still only offered by Chrysler Group – with new, more comfortable seats and a one-touch fold down feature for easier access to the third row. Unparalleled functionality, including a new ‘super’ centre console, and technology that helps manage the rigours of family life continue to make the Chrysler Town & Country the best choice for families that want a vehicle with style, tremendous functionality and premium luxury.

Tech-savvy features including a dual DVD system that can play different media at the same time; voice command functions for radio, iPod/mp3 players, phone, navigation and information; and the SafetyTec bundle of safety features, keep families safe, connected and entertained.

Powertrain improvements to the new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country offer more horsepower and torque without sacrificing fuel economy. The new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country is powered by the new 3.6-litre 24-valve variable valve timing Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, producing a best-in-class 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque while still achieving an estimated 36 MPG Highway. Improvements to the driving dynamics, a new fuel economizer mode that helps maximize fuel economy and reductions in noise, vibration and harshness give drivers a spirited driving experience that doesn’t hurt the wallet.

Quality materials abound in the handsomely updated new interior for 2011. Updates include a new instrument panel and instrument cluster; new Chrysler Brand steering wheel with integrated controls that allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone and other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel; upgraded cloth and leather seating materials; new premium soft touch door trim; and a new heating and cooling control system.

The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan provides customers with a beautifully inspired vehicle built with a level of craftsmanship, elegance and sophistication not found in other minivans. Each of the three available models is equipped with an exceptional level of standard content, and at a surprising value.

The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country is built at the Windsor Assembly Plant, in Windsor, Ontario, and will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter 2010.

Chrysler Group invented the modern minivan segment in 1983 and has been the innovation and sales leader in the segment ever since, selling more than 13 million minivans worldwide since 1983 and pioneering 75 minivan- or industry-first features.

About Chrysler Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, Chrysler Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 85th anniversary in 2010. Chrysler Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC, one of the world's leading automotive companies. Chrysler Canada's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep® Wrangler and Chrysler 300.
 

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Windsor-built Chrysler Minivans set for Nov. launch

Chrysler plans to increase production

September 23, 2010



WINDSOR, Ont. — Production of the 2011 Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans is set to begin Nov. 22 at the Windsor Assembly Plant, says Rick Laporte, president of CAW Local 444.

"We will be down the week of Nov. 15 for pre-launch," Laporte said of the plant which employs more than 5,000 hourly and salaried workers.

Earlier in the week, Laporte said Chrysler plans to hire an additional 60 workers, although the new employees will be drawn from the pool of laid off members in Brampton and Etobicoke.

Laporte also said the Auburn Hills, Mich., automaker is looking at increasing minivan production by an additional 60,000 units next year. That would require a sixth shift virtually every Saturday starting January as well as a "modest" increase in daily production, said a source familiar with the company's plans. The plant currently produces about 1,400 minivans a day.

"Again there are a lot of expectations on the minivan," said Laporte. "I've seen forecasts that are suggesting we're going to build another 60,000 more next year than we built this year, which would only indicate to me that most Saturdays will be scheduled next year. That's based on a three-shift operation."

Read more: Windsor-built Chrysler Minivans set for Nov. launch
 
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