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Chrysler 300

The Chrysler 200 and 300 sedans are a couple of the most popular and well-liked sedans on the market. Furthermore, anyone who is a fan of vans will probably like the Town and Country Van, and if you are in the mood for either of these vehicles, you are in luck as Chrysler will produce 90th anniversary models of the 200, 300 and Town and Country Van.

Chrysler 200: The Chrysler 200 is already a well-liked car that people from all walks of life enjoy. Nothing changes with the Chrysler 200, except that buyer will get more. The 90th Anniversary Edition is going to have an 8.4″ touchscreen radio with Uconnect Access; it will also include SiriusXM Radio. If you like to drive down the road with the sunroof down, you are in luck as it comes with a power version. It also comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, body-color power heated mirrors, a power four-way driver lumbar adjust and sun visors with illuminating vanity mirrors. All in all, if you like the 200 and want a little more, you should check out the Chrysler 200 90th anniversary edition when it comes out. When available, you can get one at Chapman Chrysler Jeep or test drive one out to see if you like what Chrysler has to offer.

Chrysler 300: The Chrysler 300 90th Anniversary Edition will come with more tech than the 200. It will also come with a SiriusXM Radio and 8.4″ touchscreen display. But, also, drivers will be treated to a 3-D GPS navigation, which will help if you are one to get lost. The 300 will also come with a dual-pane sunroof and a HomeLink universal transceiver, which helps you get in and out of your garage with ease. Don’t worry, if you like power and speed, you are not going to be disappointed as the Chrysler 300 90th Anniversary Edition gives you a 292 horsepower 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine. Along with that, you get an AWD system, so you can enjoy your car to the fullest. The 300 is a premium model, and if you want to get behind the wheel of one to see how it feels, you should get one for yourself.

Finally, if you are more of a van person, you can’t forget about the Town & Country 90th Anniversary Edition. This model builds upon the Touring-L version, while also will come with a power sunroof, heated steering wheel, bright door handles, heated first- and second-row seats and Keyless Enter ‘n Go. And, finally, with all models, you get the “Anniversary Edition” logo on the floor mats and splash screen. All in all, if you want a van that has it all, you should wait till you can get your hands on the 90th Anniversary Edition as it will surely blow you away.

If you are a Chrysler owner, you already know that the company makes reliable and enjoyable cars. So, remember, if you want a little more from Chrysler, you should check out the 90th Anniversary Models when they come out shortly as they are sure to impress.

2015-jeep-wrangler

When you want to buy a new car, truck or SUV, you probably don’t always think about the resell value. However, you should as you will probably want to trade-in or sell your vehicle in the future. With that being said, there are some cars that lose their value quickly. On the other hand, if you buy some vehicles, you can enjoy a slow and gradual decline rather than a quick and fast one. For this reason, you should consider the 2015 Jeep Wrangler as it recently won an award from Edmunds.com.

When you get into a Jeep, you are going to enjoy it from day one. For starters, it’s a brand that is well-known and well-loved by people who are into off-roading. But, if you never take your vehicle off-road and would rather drive to and from work or school, the Jeep Wrangler is still a great ride as it offers comfort and style. Since it’s popular, you can count on it holding onto the resell value for years to come. Don’t worry, if you buy a Jeep Wrangler, you still get plenty of add-ons and tech such as a Premium Alpine Audio Package system and eight-speaker audio system. If you want to see the inside of a Jeep and see what the Wrangler has to offer, come down to Chapman Chrysler Jeep to see one.

Without a doubt, if you have a reliable vehicle, you won’t have to worry too much. Not only can you save money in the long run as you won’t have to pay for repairs or spend money on rentals while you wait for your vehicle, but you can sell it for more money in the future. And, when looking at a reliable brand, the Jeep brand is a reliable one that has impressed buyers for a long time. Remember, buyers crave reliability, and the Jeep Wrangler provides this, and people don’t mind paying more if they know that they won’t be on the side of the road with a broken SUV.

When you think about best in class, you usually think of Jeep, especially when it comes to mid-size and large SUVs. Since Jeep has a long and stellar reputation, you don’t have to worry about getting a dud. This helps you in the long run as potential used vehicle buyers are going to give Jeep a shot. In turn, you will watch as your Jeep does not lose its value. Think about it, when you think of off-roading and going into the mud and dirt, you think of Jeep. Yes, in the end, it’s synonymous with off-roading, and people have no problem paying a big premium, even for a used version. Simply put, if you look at the Jeep, you will see that it has seven decades of engineering behind it, and it’s hard to argue with that.

If you want a great SUV that will last a long time and hold its value, you should consider the Jeep Wrangler. When buying one, you get a reliable SUV that will give you a lot of years. Then, when you are ready to sell it, you can recoup a lot of your investment.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sales increased 8% year over year in June 2015 to 185,035 units. It was the company’s best sales in June since 2006. The Jeep line recorded its best sales ever in the month of June which saw Wrangler sales increasing by 17%, Patriot sales by 41% and Cherokee sales up by 39%, all of them setting monthly sales records.

The overall company sales fell short of the analyst’s forecast. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) predicted sales of 189,000 while Edmunds forecasted 187,000 sales for June.

In other good news for Chrysler, the average transaction rate was up by 3.8% year over year in the month of May to $34,352 which was a 0.6% increase month over month and a year over year increase of 3.9%.

In June, Chrysler’s Jeep line sold 71,529 vehicles. The Jeep line now has 21 straight months of record sales. April was the first full month of availability of the all-new Jeep Renegade, which sold 4,858 units in June which is a 10% month over month increase.

Chrysler announced last week it will delay the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee until 2018 or 2019. Originally it was to be released in 2017, but Chrysler will still refresh the 2016 designs as originally planned. The president of Jeep brand said that the acceptance of the brand is still very strong and that is supported by the current record sales. He expects the excitement for the Grand Cherokee brand to continue into next year and until the new redesign dates.

In June Ram sold 33,332 units which is an increase of 1%, this even though posting a year over year increase of 2% in May. Ram pickup sales for the first 6 months of 2015 were up 4% to a total of 212,716 units. This represented the best sales in the month of June in 11 years, even though monthly sales increases have been getting smaller. Ram’s overall brand sales were up 8% to 230,964 units.

The Chrysler brand is up 28% in year over year sales with the new Chrysler 200 increasing to 153% in year over year sales to 18,560 units. The year over year gain in May for the Chrysler 200 was a whopping 573%.

Sales of the Dodge brand were down 14% year over year in June. The brand’s bright spot is the Challenger which is up 56% to 6,845 units. The Caravan sales have dropped 49% so far for the year.

Chrysler is projecting that by 2015, 17.5 million units will be sold from U.S dealerships everywhere, including Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

Shares in Chrysler stock have a 52-week trading range between $8.54 to $17.08.

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