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Most people have to wait for Christmas to get the toys of their dreams. Not this year. At least now for people that have dreamed about owning a Hellcat-powered Jeep. Reports have surfaced saying this year’s annual Easter Jeep Safari is going to have a lot more than your favorite flavored Easter eggs. This year there might just be a Trailcat hidden in the weeds. The automaker is said to be set to deliver its first Hellcat-powered Jeep and it just might be a Jeep Wrangler.

Jeep has long been consider a go anywhere, do anything vehicle. Whether you’re going off-roading, taking the kids to school, or going out on the town, the Jeep is the perfect vehicle. And the Wrangler is perfect for people that live life rough, rugged, and raw. Come Easter, there’s a good a good chance you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a Hellcat-power Jeep Wrangler for the first time. That will allow you to do anything you want to do more easily. You’ll be racing through river and dale, blasting out of snow drifts, and handling muddy trails with ease.

Many people wait with baited breath each year at Easter to see what surprises and innovative automotive concepts Jeep has in store for their annual safari. In the past it has included some incredible concepts. This year they have upped the ante if rumors of a Jeep Wrangler with a “Trailcat” package are true. Allegedly there have been sightings of a Jeep Wrangler Trailcat concept vehicle. So this year’s off-road safari in Moab, Utah has Jeep fanatics more excited than ever. In the past there have been anything from throwback vehicles to futuristic concepts. This year could overshadow the rest. To see other SUVs that you may enjoy, head to Chapman Chrysler Jeep and see what there is to love.

Diehard Jeep fans are making their way to Moab for 2016’s Easter Jeep Safari in anticipation between March 19 and 27 they’ll find out if the ‘cat’ appellation Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has added to their Wrangler Trailcat Concept teaser comes with a 707-horsepower Hemi V-8 engine like its Challenger and Charger Hellcat automobiles. The teasers show hood vents that look very much like those on other FCA Hellcats. Lots of aftermarket companies already put Hellcats into vehicles for trade shows. Should FCA put one in a Jeep, it’ll be the first model to be factory-swapped.

For Jeep and Hellcat fans, Easter can’t get here fast enough. Many want the chance to see just what a Jeep with a Hellcat will look, sound, and feel like. If they are really fortunate, they will get to see someone put it through its paces. The Jeep Easter Safari is always exciting. But the 2016 version could change how Jeep owners will be able to navigate the world.

The Jeep brand will be 75 years old in 2016. Debuting a Jeep with a Hellcat would be a great way to kick off their year-long celebration. It will create an even more heightened sense of excitement and add a new and deeper meaning to Jeep’s tagline, ‘Have fun out there’.

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Pacifica Replacing Town and Country

When the all-new Chrysler Pacifica replaces the Town and Country as one of the top dogs in the kingdom of minivans this spring, it will be as a reigning gas mileage champion. The new Pacifica shares the crown at 28 mpg on the highway with the Honda Odyssey, but plans are already in the works to improve on efficiency. When Chrysler adds start/stop technology later this year, expect the mileage to get even better. Check in with Chapman Chrysler Jeep to see when the first Pacificas will appear on the showroom floor.

Revamped Pentastar Engine Has Higher Compression Ratio

The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine has been a real workhorse for the Chrysler and Dodge brands. It appears in everything from Jeeps and Ram trucks to the new Chrysler Pacifica, but the next best thing in minivans benefits from a few engine tweaks. By utilizing a cooled exhaust recirculator to reduce temperatures and boosting the compression ratio, the new Pacifica has a Pentastar engine with more power than normal. Still, the engine runs on regular gas, not premium like some turbocharged engines require. “Such success brings enormous responsibility,” Bob Lee, head of engine engineering for Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) told “AutoNews.” “We focused our efforts on improving efficiency and providing greater customer satisfaction in a package that delivers superior value.”

Look for Hybrid Pacifica This Fall

Keep checking in with Chapman Chrysler Jeep for the announcement on when a new hybrid Chrysler Pacifica will appear. Slated for later this fall, it’s expected to have an all-electric range of 30 miles with an EPA estimate of 80 MPGe. The new Pacifica is also 250 pounds lighter than the latest version of the Town and Country, which adds to its impressive gas mileage total. “What we decided to do was support the structure where it needed to be reinforced and take away weight everywhere we could,” according to FCA chief minivan engineer Jessica laFond. “And then we just went after every ounce. By utilizing a combination of high strength steel, magnesium and aluminum at key locations, the engineers were able to save weight without losing any structural integrity.

New Minivan Five Years in Making

Chrysler has been working on the Pacifica for the past five years, looking to create a new minivan worthy of replacing the popular Town and Country. Along with excellent gas mileage, the Pacifica seats eight and offers features like leather and heated seats, a power liftgate and hands-free sliding doors. A panoramic sunroof and integrated vacuum cleaner help make this a minivan for the next generation.



Jeep has been instrumental in helping the Armed Forces win many a battle overseas. Now comes word the Jeep Renegade is teaming up with a new ally to help make life at home safer. The company is set to release the ‘Dawn of Justice’ Jeep Renegade Special Edition. It’s a promotional tie-in with the new movie ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ Whether or not you see the movie, you’ve got to check out this new Jeep. Not only does it have the dark, mysterious look of one of Batman’s special vehicles, it is designed and engineered by Jeep. An automotive brand Americans that’s always delivered durable, cool go anywhere automobiles. To see so for yourself, head to Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

This new special edition Jeep Renegade with the ‘Dawn of Justice’ tie-in makes both the driver and the passengers feel like superheroes. Many passersby will also wonder what kind of special equipment you have inside it. That’s because the special edition Jeep Renegade looks so strong, powerful, and aggressive. While it may not come with the location of the Bat Cave programmed into the GPS, it does have that legendary Jeep mystique and 75 years of solid engineering excellence behind it. From the very first time many people see it, they are drawn to it like moths to a flame.

What makes so many people notice this special-edition vehicle is its blacked-out aesthetic. The ‘Dawn of Justice’ themed 2016 Jeep Renegade is only available in carbon black and granite crystal. The granite crystal Renegade comes with a very distinctive two-tone gloss black roof that’s sure to grab people’s attention. With exterior trim pieces in gloss black, its special exterior badge, and gloss black wheels that are 18 inches tall on both models, this vehicle is sure to turn heads and het people’s hearts fluttering. Plus it seems to bring out your inner Batman.

Not only does the ‘Dawn of Justice’ 2016 Jeep Renegade bring both Batman and Superman to your daily commute with its unique exterior, inside it has all the amenities of the Wayne mansion. The interior is mostly black and features a power driver’s seat and black cloth seats throughout, metallic and gloss black trim finishes, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, a great infotainment system, and many other goodies. Plus it’s driven by a powerful 2.4 liter engine paired with an automatic transmission and has four-wheel drive so you can go wherever life’s adventures take you with ease.

You won’t have to wait long or pay a lot to get your hands on this ‘Dawn of Justice’ inspired 2016 Jeep Renegade Special Edition. Officials at Fiat Chrysler Automotive say look for the Bat sign at a dealer near you by the end of February. That signals that this stealthy Jeep has arrived. For only $26,250 you can drive away in the Dawn of Justice-themed Jeep Renegade. You can also use the online Jeep configuration tool to get a Jeep Renegade Latitude with much of the same equipment for $25,985 and help keep Gotham safe.

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Holy Renegade Batman, This is not the Batmobile

Although the Jeep Renegade is quickly becoming one of the most popular off-road small SUVs on the planet, the Batmobile it isn’t. Still, the new Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition plays prominently in the new “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie. Now you can drive the same car as Batman when the Dawn of Justice Renegade shows up on the showroom floor at Chapman Chrysler Jeep. The new model is based on the upscale Latitude 4×4 and comes in either Granite Crystal or Carbon Black. It has 18-inch black wheels and a glossy black roof, and, you guessed it, a black interior with metal accents. It may not be the best vehicle for crime fighting, but it can attack a mountain trail with a vengeance.

Go Stealth Mode With Dawn of Justice Edition

With a dark exterior and dark interior, it’s easy to go all stealth mode through the night in the new Dawn of Justice Renegade. The interior features high-tech breathable cloth seats that are embroidered with the iconic Jeep seven-bar grille slot logo. Metal diamond accents on the shift knob, trim ring and door release handles create a nice contrast against the black interior. Features like dual-zone climate control, remote start and a rearview camera enhance the driving experience. A power driver seat lets you adjust your position for maximum comfort, while an optional BeatsAudio sound system provides concert quality tunes through the available UConnect 6.5 infotainment system.

Let the Sun Shine In

When you’re not battling the criminal elements and just want a cool ride on a beautiful day, the optional My Sky roof panels give you the option of letting the sun shine in. These lockable panels are easily removed and stored in the rear cargo area, letting you make a quick switch if Mother Nature decides to rear her ugly head. You want to stay in control when you’re out on the trail, so the available Selec-Terrain control system lets you choose between snow, sand, mud or rock, depending on where you decide to explore. A special combination of the Batman and Superman Logos is a badge this vehicle wears with pride, telling the world you have one of the most unique Jeeps on the planet.

TigerShark Engine Provides Power and Good Mileage

When powered by the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, the Renegade Dawn of Justice Special edition not only delivers a peppy 180 horsepower, but also achieves 31 mpg on the highway. Team that engine up with the best-in-class 4×4 capability of a Jeep, and there are few places you won’t be able to go. Stop by Chapman Chrysler Jeep today and inquire when the Dawn of Justice edition will be available for a test drive. If you just can’t wait, check over the entire Jeep Renegade inventory and treat yourself to the newest thing in four-wheeling.