New 2010 Models Arrive with Cool Features to Warm up the Automotive Market

Whether you want to keep your soft drinks cold or your hands warm, new 2010 model-year vehicles are arriving to Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Hillsboro with a wide variety of features to make life on the road a little more comfortable.

 “Heated steering wheels and built-in beverage coolers are just a couple of the unique features available on 2010 model-year cars and trucks,” said Mr. Inukai. “While customers aren’t going to choose a certain vehicle just because it has lighted cup holders, they do appreciate the thoughtfulness of the small details – especially it if it eliminates coffee spills during late night driving.

 “Performance, fuel economy, vehicle size and price are still important drivers of buyer decisions,” Mr. Inukai said, “But, often it’s the ‘creature features’ that new vehicle owners like to show off to their friends and neighbors.”

 Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge is replenishing its vehicle inventory as new 2010 model-year Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge Car and Ram Truck vehicles continue to arrive. Some examples of the unique comfort and utility features that can be found on 2010 vehicles follow:

 Chill Zone® acts as a cooled-beverage storage bin holding up to four, 20-ounce bottles or cans. It is available on Dodge Caliber, Avenger and Journey.

 Heated Steering Wheel fights the cold of winter mornings and is activated either by a switch inside the vehicle or by using the remote start function. It is available on the Ram 1500.

 Illuminated front cup holders make it easier to find your drink in the dark. It is available on Dodge Caliber and Journey and Jeep® Patriot and Compass.

MusicGate Power™ speakers swing down from the rear liftgate and face rearward for entertaining at tailgate parties and picnics. It is available on Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass and Patriot.

 Rear Cross Path warns a driver backing out of a parking space that traffic is moving toward his or her vehicle. It is exclusively available on Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.

 Blind Spot Monitoring notifies the driver using side-view mirror icons and audible charms if a vehicle is in the blind spot when changing lanes. It is available on Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.

 Integrated child booster seats have a movable seat cushion that can stay in the normal position for older children and adults, or the seat can be raised to accommodate children between four and eight years and 40-80 pounds.  It is available on Dodge Journey and Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country.

 RamBox is an industry-first cargo management system built into the bed rails for versatile, weatherproof, lockable and drainable storage. It is available on Ram 1500.

 “Store-in-the-floor” bins offer versatile, covered storage in the floor of the vehicle. It is available on Chrysler Town & Country, Ram 1500 and Dodge Journey and Grand Caravan.

 Multi-displacement system seamlessly alternates the engine between smooth, fuel-efficient four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is requested. It is available on Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Ram 1500, and Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee.

 Voice Command lets drivers select radio stations, choose satellite radio channels, enter navigation destinations and make phone calls using voice recognition technology. Voice command is standard with the Uconnect phone feature available on Chrysler 300, Sebring, Sebring Convertible and Town & Country; Dodge Avenger, Grand Caravan, Caliber, Challenger, Charger, Dakota, Journey and Nitro; Ram 1500; Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander, Compass, Liberty and Patriot.

Sirius Backseat TV™ is exclusively available on Chrysler Group vehicles and offers commercial-free satellite broadcasts of Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. It is available on Chrysler 300 and Town & Country; Dodge Charger, Grand Caravan, Journey and Nitro; Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee and Liberty; and Ram 1500 and 2500/3500.

 Rain-sensing wipers automatically detect moisture on the windshield and activate the wipers. It is available on Chrysler 300, Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee.

 emote Start will turn on the vehicle and its automatic climate control (if equipped) to heat or cool the vehicle as needed. The remote start is integrated in the key fob and works up to 300 feet away. It is available on Chrysler 300, Sebring, Sebring Convertible and Town & Country; Dodge Caliber, Charger, Dakota, Grand Caravan and Nitro; Ram 1500; Jeep Patriot, Compass, Commander, Grand Cherokee and Liberty.

 Stow ‘n Go® provides second- and third-row seating that quickly and conveniently folds into the floor for more cargo space when the seating space isn’t required. It is unique to the minivan segment and is available on Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.

 Swivel ‘n Go™ features second-row seats that swivel 180 degrees to face the third row, a removable table that installs between the two rows, and fold-in-the-floor third-row seating. It is exclusive in the minivan segment and available on Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.

 About Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge

 Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge is an authorized new vehicle dealer affiliated with Chrysler Group LLC and sells Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge Car and Ram Truck vehicles. Chrysler Group LLC was formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group and produces Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge Car, Ram Truck, Mopar® and Global Electric Motors (GEM) brand vehicles and products. 

 Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge provides warranty service for all Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles.

We have a new Facebook Page

Dick’s Auto Group invites you to find us on Facebook. We will have announcements from Dick’s Mackenzie Ford, Dick’s Collision Center and Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Featuring updates from sales, service and bodyshop along with company and current events.  We look forward to interacting with our customers in this new venue.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Names Four Chrysler Group LLC vehicles as top safety picks.

Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Hillsboro announces that four of its vehicle models are named Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks. ® Patriot with available seat mounted air bag. Chrysler Group makes vehicles sold under the Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge Car and Ram Truck brands. www.iihs.org.

“The IIHS has more stringent testing criteria for the 2010 model year and only 27 vehicle models earned the Top Safety Pick designation,” said Mr. Inukai, Owner “So, their recognition of our products really underscores Chrysler Group’s engineering capability and safety leadership.”

Four Chrysler Group LLC vehicles have earned 2010 Top Safety Pick status: the 2010 Dodge Journey, the 2010 Chrysler Sebring when equipped with available Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the 2010 Dodge Avenger when equipped with available ESC and the 2010 Jeep

“These Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge models are part of an elite group that afford the best overall crash protection and have electronic stability control, which can help keep drivers out of crashes altogether,” said IIHS President Adrian Lund.

For the 2010 model year, Chrysler Group products comprise almost 15 percent of the total vehicles awarded Top Safety Pick status by the IIHS to automakers. The award recognizes automobiles with ESC that perform well in the Institute’s front-impact, side-impact, rear-impact and new for 2010, roof-strength evaluations.

Available safety and security features on the 2010 Jeep® Patriot, 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 2010 Dodge Avenger and 2010 Dodge Journey include ESC with traction control, Brake Assist and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), driver and front-passenger active head restraints, front seat-mounted side airbags and advanced multi-stage front airbags.

The Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge Top Safety Picks all feature new active head restraint system for front-seat occupants. This new system augments the head restraints ability to minimize neck injuries caused by rear-impact accidents. In the event of a rear impact, the head restraints deploy to remove the space between the occupants head and the restraint to help minimize whiplash type injuries.

More information on IIHS Top Safety Picks, including video and photos, is available at www.iihs.org.

Chrysler Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUV’s available at (EP) Employee Price Plus Rebates, Incentives and Low Interest Rates

Jan 26, 2009!!

Chrysler Corp is now offering Employee Pricing Plus Plus!!

Do not miss this opportunity to mix great prices with great low interest rates.

Contact us now to pick out the best vehicle that will fit your needs.

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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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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

Chrysler Creates ENVI

Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 13, 2007 – Chrysler LLC announced today the creation of ENVI — a new organization responsible for bringing electric-drive vehicles and related advanced-propulsion technologies to market. Lou Rhodes has been appointed President — ENVI.

Rhodes will report to Frank Klegon, Executive Vice President – Product Development, Chrysler and Simon Boag, Executive Vice President – Procurement and Supply, who will serve as co-chairs of ENVI.

“The creation of ENVI allows us to focus on the development of a new generation of environmentally responsible Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge vehicles,” said Robert L. Nardelli, Chrysler Chairman and CEO. “Under Lou’s leadership, ENVI will develop electric-propulsion vehicles that will provide customers with more fuel-efficient vehicle options.”

Prior to being named President of ENVI, Rhodes served as Director – Advance Vehicle Concepts and Innovation, leading Chrysler’s strategic program verification process in the early stages of development, architecture and platform strategy. Rhodes’ prior background includes numerous assignments in Chrysler’s Advance Vehicle Engineering organization and Product Design Office. He joined the company in 1993.

With a focus on creating energy-efficient vehicles, ENVI will be located within the Chrysler Technology Center (CTC) in Auburn Hills, and will be comprised of a team of specialists in engineering, portfolio management, modular architecture, manufacturing, and procurement and supply.

“ENVI will operate as a ‘start-up’ with an entrepreneurial environment,” said Thomas W. LaSorda, Vice Chairman and President. “The organization is empowered to leverage the vast resources within Chrysler to develop appropriate solutions quickly. The unique structure will facilitate a speed-to-market development process, employing innovation in all aspects of the business and exploring new and unique ways of engaging target customers into the production development.”

Chrysler LLC, headquartered in Auburn Hills, produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Mopar® brand vehicles and products. Total sales worldwide in 2006 were 2.7 million vehicles. Sales outside of North America were the highest in a decade with an increase of 15 percent over 2005. On the heels of the company’s record product launch year (Chrysler launched 10 all-new vehicles in 2006), the company plans to extend that streak with eight all-new products in 2007. Its product lineup features some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander and Dodge Charger. The Chrysler Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, gave $23.6 million in grants in 2006.

You can see all the results of recent changes and improvements in Dodge Chrysler Jeep products at:
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
A Portland area new Dodge dealer, new Chrysler dealer, new Jeep dealer near Beaverton Oregon. We have the 2009 Ram and 2009 Dodge Challenger available soon.

“LET’S REFUEL AMERICA” FAQS

HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM?
You will need to purchase and take delivery of your new and unused eligible 2008 or 2009 model year Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep vehicle (excludes all SRTs, Dodge Sprinter, Dodge Viper, Dodge Ram Chassis Cab, Dodge Challenger, Chrysler Crossfire, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited) between May 7, 2008, and June 2, 2008. In addition, you will need to have an active Visa or MasterCard credit card account.

HOW DO I KNOW THAT THIS WILL SAVE ME MONEY?
: The $2.99 Gas Guarantee will save you money because you are guaranteed to never pay more than $2.99 per gallon on qualified fuel purchases in each of the next three years. You will be protected against fluctuating fuel prices.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A CREDIT CARD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?
Yes, an active Visa or MasterCard credit card is required to participate in the “Let’s Refuel America” program.

IS THERE A DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT INTO THE PROGRAM?
Yes, all customers must enroll via the web at http://refuelamerica.pricelock.com or the Enrollment hotline at 800-866-4656 by July 31, 2008.

HOW DO I ENSURE THAT MY CARD IS READY TO USE?
When your card arrives, you will receive details in your Welcome Package that will include card usage guidelines, rules, and account set up instructions. You will also receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in the mail approximately two days after you receive your card. Once you have received your card and set up your account and PIN, you can start using your card at any “Let’s Refuel America”/Voyager affiliated gas stations, covering approximately 97 percent of all gas stations in the United States.

WHAT IF I SELL MY CAR WITHIN THE THREE-YEAR PERIOD? WILL THE CARD CONTINUE TO WORK?
The card is not transferable; the original purchaser retains the card for the full term of the program. However, you can continue to use the card for the entire three-year period for gas purchases on any vehicle within the fuel eligibility guidelines (i.e. if your “Let’s Refuel America” card was issued for a diesel vehicle, you can not change the fuel type eligibility of the card with subsequent vehicle purchases. A diesel card will only allow diesel fuel purchases regardless of the next type of vehicle purchased).

WHAT TYPES OF FUEL MAY I PURCHASE WITH MY CARD?

  • If your vehicle uses unleaded gas, the $2.99 offer covers up to 87octane only.
  • If your vehicle can use E85, the $2.99 offer will cover E85 and up to 87octane gasoline only.
  • If your vehicle requires diesel fuel, the $2.99 offer will cover diesel fuel only.

IS THE PUMP CHARGING ME $2.99 PER GALLON?
No. When you purchase your fuel, the charge will appear on your receipt for the full retail pump price. Your purchase will appear on your account statement showing your “Let’s Refuel America” adjusted price (i.e. $2.99). Your account statement will list the retail price at the pump, the $2.99 per gallon you charged on your designated Visa or MasterCard, and the amount you saved after the price adjustment.

DO I HAVE TO USE THE CARD WITH THE CHRYSLER, DODGE OR JEEP VEHICLE THAT I PURCHASED?
No, although this card is intended to be used with the Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep vehicle that you purchased, you can purchase fuel for any vehicle provided you use the same type of fuel allowed on your card.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVEN’T RECEIVED MY CARD?
If you have not received your card in 4-6 weeks, please contact the “Let’s Refuel America” Enrollment hotline at 800-866-4656.

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

A Portland area new Dodge dealer, new Chrysler dealer, new Jeep dealer near Beaverton Oregon.