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Innovative 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 Hybrid Propulsion System Named to Wards 10 Best Engines List for 2017

December 12, 2016 The editors at WardsAuto have named the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 hybrid propulsion system to the Wards 10 Best Engines list for 2017. Making its debut in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the new electric propulsion system drives the most fuel-efficient minivan ever to benchmark performance numbers, including a fuel-economy rating of 84 MPGe, reflecting the vehicle’s combined city- and highway-cycle performance in electric-mode only. 

All-new 2017 Jeep® Compass Offers Advanced Technology — Features Customers Desire

November 17, 2016 The all-new 2017 Jeep® Compass offers four new Uconnect systems, delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features drivers and passengers desire, including the segment’s largest full-color LED instrument cluster. The 2017 Compass is the first Jeep SUV to offer the new, fourth-generation Uconnect systems.

All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Is First Electrified Minivan, Expands Segment Leadership for FCA US

November 16, 2016 Like its gas-powered Pacifica counterpart, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid features the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine, but this iteration is specially adapted to pair with the innovative, FCA US-designed eFlite dual-motor electrically variable transmission. 

FCA US Vehicles Advance With 4G LTE Network Capability for Connected Services

September 9, 2016 FCA US vehicles continue to accelerate forward with in-vehicle technology with the debut of 4G LTE network connectivity in the all-new fourth-generation Uconnect 8.4 and 8.4 NAV systems.

FCA US Breaking Out the Strong Stuff, Gets Lit for 2017

September 1, 2016 As FCA US LLC expands and freshens its vehicle lineup, so goes the Company’s use of higher-strength steels – a key contributor to improved crashworthiness. Model-year 2017 also marks the debut of light-emitting diode (LED) headlamps in the FCA US lineup. The technology delivers greater light output, which helps allow drivers to see more – and potentially see it sooner.

Uconnect Systems Deliver an Array of State-of-the-art, Innovative and Revitalized Features for 2017 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep® Vehicles

September 1, 2016 For 2017, Uconnect debuts the fourth-generation system in the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. Building upon the success of previous generations, the new system includes performance improvements with faster startup time and enhanced processing power, a new 8.4-inch touchscreen that offers multi-touch gestures, vivid imagery, sharper graphics and the ability to support smartphone integrations. 

FCA US Launches Bug Bounty Program to Advance Vehicle Cybersecurity

July 13, 2016 Reflecting the rapidly increasing convergence of connectivity technology and the automotive industry, FCA US LLC today announced the launch of a public bug bounty program on the Bugcrowd platform to enhance the safety and security of its consumers, their vehicles and connected services.

FCA Canada Celebrates 20th Anniversary of ARDC; $85.8 Million in Funding Announced by Premier of Ontario

June 15, 2016 The University of Windsor / FCA Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) marked its 20th anniversary today with a special celebration attended by dignitaries, employees, senior executives, media and special guest Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, who made a surprise funding announcement.

FCA Offers Apple Siri Eyes Free Feature to Nearly Two Million Vehicles Through Uconnect Software Update

April 29, 2016 FCA Uconnect is releasing a new complimentary software update designed to add Apple Siri Eyes Free capability to the vehicle’s Uconnect system for nearly two million properly equipped Uconnect vehicles dating back to the 2013 model year.

Uconnect Vehicle User Guide Application Available in the All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

March 18, 2016 The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the most technologically equipped vehicle of its kind, now features Uconnect Vehicle User Guide, a pre-installed and complimentary application that allows drivers to easily view and explore their owner's vehicle information via the Uconnect 8.4-inch touch screen.

All Future AEB Systems From FCA US to Feature “Sensor-Fusion” Technology

March 17, 2016 FCA US LLC is committing to use sensor-fusion technology for all its future Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems.

All-new Gasoline-powered 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Offers Unsurpassed Fuel Economy, Greener Ownership Experience

March 8, 2016 The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has earned a highway-cycle fuel-economy rating of 28 miles per gallon (mpg) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – a benchmark unsurpassed by any minivan on the market.

All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Maintains Segment Leadership for FCA US With Upgraded Gas-Powered Model and First Hybrid Minivan

January 11, 2016 The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan features a choice of two powerful, efficient and advanced powertrains – the next generation of the award-winning Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine and the segment’s first electrified hybrid model.

All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Offers Latest, Innovative Uconnect Systems and Services

January 11, 2016 The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica offers a variety of new Uconnect services and features that benefit not only the driver, but also the entire family.

FCA Announces New Fourth-Generation Uconnect® Systems at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

January 4, 2016 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and its subsidiary FCA US LLC are heading to the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas with a display featuring the latest technology advancements in FCA vehicles and will provide a glimpse of the new fourth-generation Uconnect system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

FCA US LLC Scores Wards 10 Best Engines “Three-Peat” With EcoDiesel V-6; Lone Diesel on List for Second Straight Year

December 10, 2015 FCA US LLC’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is one of Wards 10 Best Engines for 2016. It is the third consecutive year EcoDiesel has been named to the prestigious list – the longest tenure of any 2016 honoree.

Polishing the Pentastar: FCA US Upgrades Celebrated V-6

September 1, 2015 Already unique among V-6 engines for its refinement, power, efficiency and adaptability, the formidable 3.6-liter Pentastar is remade for model-year 2016.

FCA US Proliferating Advanced Driver-Assist Technologies

September 1, 2015 Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, the most advanced system of its kind offered by FCA US, will be available on new-for-2016 versions of the acclaimed Dodge Durango and the iconic Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the most-awarded SUV of all time. The system also is available on five additional FCA US vehicles, including the Jeep Renegade, on which the advanced feature was a segment-first application.

FCA US Announces $2.5 Million Investment for New 4x4 Dyno for Rain and Snow Testing

August 3, 2015 Where in North America can you go from testing the 4x4 capabilities of a 2015 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk at minus 40 degrees with snow whipping by at 100 mph, while at the same time baking a Renegade Limited just a few steps away at 130 degrees?

Statement: Software Update

July 24, 2015 FCA US LLC is conducting a voluntary safety recall to update software in approximately 1,400,000 U.S. vehicles equipped with certain radios.

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