Hot New Models for 2010 Dodge Caliber

 2010 Dodge Caliber: all-new interior and new model lineup

The Dodge Car brand’s compact car gets an all-new refined interior for 2010. Executed with premium materials and detailed craftsmanship, Caliber has an all-new instrument panel design that features a more integrated look and improved ergonomics.

New for 2010 are an additional cubby storage space, center storage bin, larger climate controls and seamless passenger airbag cover. Bright Satin Silver accents add contrast to Dodge Caliber’s interior design, while chromed accents brighten heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) vents, shift bezel, door handles and cluster rings. New door-trim panels and center console with armrest split-lid feature padded soft-touch materials for improved passenger comfort.

In addition, the new 2010 Dodge Caliber features new lifestyle-oriented models (Express, Mainstreet, Heat, Uptown and Rush) bundled with more features.

For customers looking for efficiency and value, the new 2010 Dodge Caliber Express delivers with standard Uconnect Phone, iPod Control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, power windows, mirrors and locks, 115-volt power outlet, cruise control, remote keyless entry, tonneau cover, air conditioning, four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and 2.0-liter 16-valve World Engine with fuel-efficient five-speed manual transmission capable of 31 mpg on the highway. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Express is $17,510 (including $630 destination).

The new Dodge Caliber Mainstreet offers the features of the Dodge Caliber Express with added capability and style featuring standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, chromed crosshair grille, body-color door handles, fog lamps, folding front-passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seat, touring suspension, tachometer and 2.0-liter 16-valve World Engine with second-generation Continuously-variable Transmission (CVT2). MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet is $18,890 (including $630 destination).

For customers looking for capability combined with added technology and refinement, the new Dodge Caliber Uptown adds automatic climate control, five-passenger leather seating, power driver’s seat and four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS) to the Caliber Mainstreet. The Premium Sound Group kicks-up the tunes with the MusicGate Power™ nine-speaker Boston Acoustics system, steering-wheel mounted audio controls and two articulating liftgate speakers. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet is $20,625 (including $630 destination).

Compact car buyers looking for a sportier ride have two options from which to choose. The all-new Dodge Caliber Heat model takes the Caliber Mainstreet model and adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch polished-aluminum wheels, four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS), performance steering, color-keyed instrument panel and seats, B- and C-pillar blackout accents and five-speed manual transmission. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Heat is $18,625 (including $630 destination).

And for more power, Dodge Caliber Rush includes a unique five-speed manual transmission mated to a larger 2.4-liter World Engine with 172 horsepower (128 kW) and 165 ft.-lb. (224 N•m) of torque. Equipment differences from the Caliber Heat include 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, SRT-designed spoiler, automatic climate control, Premium Sound Group, Media Center 430 radio with touchscreen and 30-gigabyte hard drive. A CVT2 with Auto Stick is optional. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Rush is $20,625 (including $630 destination).

The all-new Dodge Caliber lineup will arrive at Dodge dealerships nationwide in the first-quarter of 2010.

2010 Dodge Caliber: all-new interior and new model lineup

The Dodge Car brand’s compact car gets an all-new refined interior for 2010. Executed with premium materials and detailed craftsmanship, Caliber has an all-new instrument panel design that features a more integrated look and improved ergonomics.

New for 2010 are an additional cubby storage space, center storage bin, larger climate controls and seamless passenger airbag cover. Bright Satin Silver accents add contrast to Dodge Caliber’s interior design, while chromed accents brighten heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) vents, shift bezel, door handles and cluster rings. New door-trim panels and center console with armrest split-lid feature padded soft-touch materials for improved passenger comfort.

In addition, the new 2010 Dodge Caliber features new lifestyle-oriented models (Express, Mainstreet, Heat, Uptown and Rush) bundled with more features.

For customers looking for efficiency and value, the new 2010 Dodge Caliber Express delivers with standard Uconnect Phone, iPod Control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, power windows, mirrors and locks, 115-volt power outlet, cruise control, remote keyless entry, tonneau cover, air conditioning, four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and 2.0-liter 16-valve World Engine with fuel-efficient five-speed manual transmission capable of 31 mpg on the highway. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Express is $17,510 (including $630 destination).

The new Dodge Caliber Mainstreet offers the features of the Dodge Caliber Express with added capability and style featuring standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, chromed crosshair grille, body-color door handles, fog lamps, folding front-passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seat, touring suspension, tachometer and 2.0-liter 16-valve World Engine with second-generation Continuously-variable Transmission (CVT2). MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet is $18,890 (including $630 destination).

For customers looking for capability combined with added technology and refinement, the new Dodge Caliber Uptown adds automatic climate control, five-passenger leather seating, power driver’s seat and four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS) to the Caliber Mainstreet. The Premium Sound Group kicks-up the tunes with the MusicGate Power™ nine-speaker Boston Acoustics system, steering-wheel mounted audio controls and two articulating liftgate speakers. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet is $20,625 (including $630 destination).

Compact car buyers looking for a sportier ride have two options from which to choose. The all-new Dodge Caliber Heat model takes the Caliber Mainstreet model and adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch polished-aluminum wheels, four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS), performance steering, color-keyed instrument panel and seats, B- and C-pillar blackout accents and five-speed manual transmission. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Heat is $18,625 (including $630 destination).

And for more power, Dodge Caliber Rush includes a unique five-speed manual transmission mated to a larger 2.4-liter World Engine with 172 horsepower (128 kW) and 165 ft.-lb. (224 N•m) of torque. Equipment differences from the Caliber Heat include 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, SRT-designed spoiler, automatic climate control, Premium Sound Group, Media Center 430 radio with touchscreen and 30-gigabyte hard drive. A CVT2 with Auto Stick is optional. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Rush is $20,625 (including $630 destination).

The all-new Dodge Caliber lineup will arrive at Dodge dealerships nationwide in the first-quarter of 2010.

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Chrysler Catches Top Saftey Award

Obviously with competition heating up in the automobile industry, coming in second place is just no good.  Chrysler is committed to building safe and amazing automobiles for the now and they future.  Read after the break about the new Sebring.

Award Winning Safety

Chrysler Group LLC is proud to announce that the 2010 Chrysler Sebring has been named a “Top Safety Pick” award for 2009 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)!

The IIHS is a nonprofit, educational research organization aimed at reducing losses from crashes on America’s highways. To earn a Top Safety Pick mention, a vehicle must provide the best overall protection in front, side and rear impact crash tests, solid support of seat/head restraints, plus offer electronic stability control. And guess what? The Sebring does exactly that! This vehicle is an ideal example of a product that demonstrates quality and safety. The honor and recognition of this achievement highlights Chrysler’s promise to put forth leading safety & security technology and occupancy protection for all passengers.

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2010 Ford Taurus comes to Portland area’s own Dick’s Mackenzie Ford

2010 Ford Taurus comes to Portland

Ford’s MotorCity Solutions is bringing the all new award winning 2010 Ford Taurus to Portland Oregon. Not just Portland or just any dealer in the Portland area. They are bringing it specifically to Dick’s Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro!

They will arrive on Monday Aug 31, 2009 at 2:30PM. Arrive early to make sure you get a chance to take a look at the future for the only auto manufacturer able to be successful with bankruptcy and federal bailout money.

Ford quality! Ford innovation! Ford today! Ford tomorrow!

Dick’s Mackenzie Ford
4151 SE TV Hwy
Hillsboro OR 97123
800-783-0863

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New Plug-In Ford Technology

This is an exciting article about the new technology Ford Motor Company is pioneering to save you time and money and green. Yes, both kinds of green! The one we print and the one we work so hard to protect as well. Read after the break.

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August 24, 2009
Ford unveils ‘Intelligent’ system for plug-in hybrids
Ford Motor Company announced that it has developed an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that “talks” directly with the nation’s electric grid.

This new technology – which builds on Ford’s advancements such as SYNC , SmartGauge with EcoGuide and Ford Work Solutions – allows the vehicle operator to program when to recharge the vehicle, for how long and at what utility rate, the automaker said.

“Electric vehicles are an important element of our strategy for improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions,” said Bill Ford, Ford’s executive chairman. “This vehicle-to-grid communication technology is an important step in the journey toward the widespread commercialization of electric vehicles.”

All 21 of Ford’s fleet of plug-in hybrid Escapes eventually will be equipped with the vehicle-to-grid communications technology. The first of the specially equipped plug-in hybrids has been delivered to American Electric Power of Columbus, Ohio. Ford’s other utility partners’ vehicles will also be equipped with the communications technology.

When plugged in, the battery systems of these specially equipped plug-in hybrids can communicate directly with the electrical grid via smart meters provided by utility companies through wireless networking. The owner uses the vehicle’s touch screen navigation interface and Ford Work Solutions in-dash computer to choose when the vehicle should recharge, for how long and at what utility rate.

For example, a vehicle owner could choose to accept a charge only during off-peak hours between midnight and 6 a.m. when electricity rates are cheaper, or when the grid is using only renewable energy such as wind or solar power.

“We are designing what plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles will be capable of in the future,” said Greg Frenette, manager of Ford’s Battery Electric Vehicle Applications. “Direct communication between vehicles and the grid can only be accomplished through collaboration between automakers and utility companies, which Ford and its partners are demonstrating with this technology.”

Over the past two years, Ford and its energy industry partners have logged more than 75,000 miles on the plug-in hybrid test fleet. The plug-in hybrid research focuses on four primary areas: battery technology, vehicle systems, customer usage and grid infrastructure.

“Broad commercialization of electric transportation is not something a car company can achieve on its own,” said Nancy Gioia, Ford director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies. “Developing and producing the vehicles is just one part of the electric transportation equation. We are well on our way to delivering the vehicles, but for widespread adoption the infrastructure to support the technology needs to be in place and we need to ensure that the national electric grid can support increased electric demand.”

Real-world usage and laboratory research is helping to accelerate the advancement of electrified vehicles. Ford and its research partners are now focusing on ways to make the recharging process easy and efficient for consumers. In addition to low-cost recharging at home through the use of a smart meter, Ford researchers say recharging away from home – whether at work, in a shopping mall parking lot or at a curbside station – needs to be as simple as plugging in and swiping a credit card.

The plug-in hybrid advantage

Plug-in hybrid vehicles offer several benefits, including:
— Reduced dependency on petroleum and increased energy independence
— Reduced environmental impact through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
— Increased use of electricity from renewable energy sources (e.g. wind and solar) for vehicle recharging
— Potential consumer cost savings on energy/fuel costs

In 2007, Ford announced a partnership with Southern California Edison, the electric utility with the nation’s largest and most advanced electric vehicle fleet. The partnership is designed to explore ways to make plug-in hybrids more accessible to consumers, reduce petroleum-related emissions and understand issues related to connectivity between vehicles and the electric grid.

Since then, Ford and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), an independent nonprofit organization, have expanded the partnership, with a three-year plan to develop and evaluate technical approaches for integrating PHEVs into the nation’s electric grid system, a key requirement to facilitate widespread adoption of the vehicles.

Ford’s key partners include:
— Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
— U.S. Department of Energy
— Southern California Edison
— New York Power Authority
— Consolidated Edison of New York
— American Electric Power of Columbus, Ohio
— Alabama Power of Birmingham, Ala.; and its parent, Atlanta-based Southern Company
— Progress Energy of Raleigh, N.C.
— DTE Energy of Detroit
— National Grid of Waltham, Mass.
— Pepco Holdings
— New York State Energy and Research Development Authority, a state agency
— Hydro-Quebec, the largest electricity generator in Canada

“Ford’s involvement in the collaboration with EPRI and some of the nation’s leading utilities will help accelerate the pace leading to the commercialization of PHEVs,” said Arshad Mansoor, vice president of EPRI’s Power Delivery and Utilization Sector. “This type of joint effort between an auto manufacturer and utilities will permit a more seamless integration of electric-drive vehicles into the power grid and the transportation sector.”

Ford also has announced key collaborations with:

— Smith Electric Vehicles, Europe’s leading battery electric commercial
vehicle upfitter engaged by Ford to help bring the Transit Connect
battery electric vehicle, a small commercial van, to market in 2010

— Magna International, the supplier jointly developing the Ford Focus
battery electric vehicle passenger car for 2011

— Johnson Controls-Saft, the battery supplier for Ford’s first
production plug-in hybrid vehicle coming to market in 2012

Getting charged up

Ford recently was selected for two grants from the Department of Energy under its fleet electrification program. The program is designed to accelerate viable commercial volumes of electrified vehicles and vehicle-to-grid infrastructure development.

One grant, for $30 million, will help fund Ford’s collaboration with utility partners across the nation with an expansion of a vehicle demonstration and grid integration program.

Ford also will receive a $62.7 million DOE grant for production of an electric-drive transaxle that could be used for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles at Ford’s Van Dyke transmission manufacturing facility in Sterling Heights, Mich. This grant will be matched by Ford.

DOE grant funds also will support production of electric-drive system components at Ford supplier Magna, for the Ford Focus battery electric vehicle, as well as Johnson Controls-Saft, which will supply high-voltage batteries for Ford’s plug-in hybrid vehicle in 2012.

Ford plans to invest nearly $14 billion in advanced technology vehicles in the next seven years, retooling its U.S. plants more quickly to produce fuel-efficient vehicles and help meet the new, rigorous fuel economy requirements.
Published by Dealer Communications
Copyright © 2009 Dealer Communications . All rights reserved.
Information in this newsletter is provided by both proprietary and public sources.Dealer Communications makes no claims as to the accuracy of information from third party providers.

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Dick’s Auto Group Gets New VP’s

Scott and Shannon Inukai have recently been promoted and are now Vice Presidents of Dick’s Auto Group. Dick Inukai, Founder and President has invested years into building this corporation. It is exciting to see a leadership team following him that will guarantee the success of this fine family owned corporation far into the future and the continued availability of quality domestic vehicles and services to the local community.

Dick’s Mackenzie Ford and Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge not only sell and service cars, trucks and vans, they are companies that respect and build up the community the are located in. Organizations such as The Boys and Girls Club and the Portland Crime Commission enjoy the financial, moral and volunteer support they receive from the owners and managers of this company. They are also active members of the local Chamber of Commerce in order to encourage and assist the business community of this area in general.

Since the beginning, Dick Inukai and the family of Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Dick’s Mackenzie Ford, together, Dick’s Auto Group, has committed to help not only those who help themselves but those also who cannot help themselves. I look forward to see what this new generation of team builder and leaders will accomplish.

Congratulations and much success.

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You can see all the results of recent changes and improvements at Portland’s best Ford dealer.

Dick’s Mackenzie Ford
4151 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy
Hillsboro OR 97123
800-783-0863
503-214-5029

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Dick’s Mackenzie Ford is the #1 rated local family owned and operated Blue Oval Portland Oregon area Ford dealer near Beaverton Oregon in Hillsboro Oregon. Also, serving the Southwest Washington population. Come and see our

Internet Special prices on new , used, pre-owned and factory-certified vehicles or Q Certified Vehicles. We have all models available, 2009 Ford F-150, 2009 Ford Mustang and the money saving 2009 Ford Focus and more. Contact us for a free price quote. We also have Cars, Trucks, SUVs and Crossovers online at http://mackenzieford.com . Search for all new 2008 and 2009 Ford, including E-Series, Edge, Escape, Escape Hybrid, Expedition, Explorer, F-150, F-250 Super Duty, F-350, F-450, Flex, Focus Coupe, Focus Sedan, Fusion, Mustang, Ranger, Sport Trac, Taurus, Taurus X, and for the soon to arrive Ford Transit van. Find your dream car from our Ford showroom of cars, trucks, SUVs and Crossovers or search our new Ford inventory to see what is on our lot, get new car pricing and free Ford price quotes.

We carry SmartWay certified new vehicles like the Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, Ford Escape and other. Click here to check them out. We also carry SmartWay certified pre-owned vehicles . Click here to search our inventory.

We have quick easy financing available with rates as low as 0% available on some models. Experience our fast credit approval and pre-approval process. We use the best banks to secure you your best deal, including Ford Motor Credit, US Bank, Chase, Bank of America, OnPoint Credit union and others. Contact us to get your best car loan in minutes!

Want to see why you should own a Ford? Click here for the Ford Story video on why Ford Motor Company is your car company for the future. Click here to load video on why the Ford F-150 is your truck.

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Dick’s Auto Group is a dealer group made up of only domestic brands. We have Chrysler, Dodge, Ford and Jeep. Give a call and set a time to come test drive our products and look at the advantage of buying an American automobile.

Dick’s Auto Group
http://dicksautogroup.com
Hillsboro Oregon 97123
888-898-7901

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You can see all the results of recent changes and improvements in Dodge Chrysler Jeep products at Portland’s Best:
Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge
767 SW Baseline Rd
Hillsboro OR 97123
503-214-5014
800-783-4891
http://dickscountrydodge.com
http://dicksautogroup.com
The best and #1 rated Portland area Five Star rated Dodge dealer, Chrysler dealer, Jeep dealer near Beaverton Oregon. We have the 2009 Ram and 2009 Dodge Challenger available and instock for sale. Also come and see our Internet Special prices on used, pre-owned and certified vehicles.

We carry SmartWay certified vehicles like the Dodge Caliber, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Dodge Avenger and Chrysler Sebring. Click here to search our new SmartWay Certifed Vehicles or here to search our pre-owned SmartWay Certified vehicles. They keep your world green and your enemies more green with envy. You can also checkout our fuel saving technology such as Duel Mode Hybrid, MDS, VVT, CVT and the clean burning house hauling power of the New Cummins Diesel 6.7 Liter I6.

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Chrysler Mini-vans back on top

Chysler minivans have bounced back in U.S. market share in February, both individually and together, easily besting the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. The Caravan was the 14th most popular vehicle in the US and the most popular minivan; the Town & Country was the 19th most popular vehicle and the second most popular minivan. Together, the pair would have displaced the Nissan Altima as the fifth best seller for the month.

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Ford to Bring Back the Taurus

Great news for all the people who have owned and loved the Ford Taurus over the years.

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Ford to bring back the Taurus
The Ford Taurus, once the country’s best-selling car before being overrun by Honda and Toyota, is trying to stage a comeback, the Kansas City Star reports. Ford Motor Co. is in the midst of launching the new, redesigned Taurus, which has been making its way to dealerships in the past two weeks. It marks the resurgence of a Ford brand once regarded as the domestic auto industry’s answer to the fuel-efficient and cheap Japanese imports. “It’s an unbelievable car, the kind that we should expect from Ford in terms of styling, quality, safety and pricing,” said Brad Hewlett, dealer principal at Bob Allen Ford in Overland Park. “They should’ve never done away with the Taurus name in the first place.” The future of the 2010 Taurus, which has gone upscale with luxury features and technological gadgets, may also answer the question of whether Ford Chief Executive Alan Mulally is a “car guy.” Analysts so far have given the former Boeing executive high marks for turning Ford’s financial fortunes around since joining the automaker in late 2006. Ford is the only domestic auto company to avoid a government-assisted bankruptcy reorganization plan this year.

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