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A true advocate for breast cancer awareness and supporting its initiatives in Southern Nevada, Chapman Warm Springs General Sales Manager Lawrence Ennis and his work team participated in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on May 6 in downtown Las Vegas. With a passion for finding a cure, Ennis led “Team Ennis” and its more than 25 participants during this year’s race.

Ennis’ passion runs deep, as his mother lost her own battle to breast cancer. He and his team at Chapman Warm Springs have coined their own “Pink Saturdays” in which employees wear pink clothing, pink ribbons and pink bracelets each Saturday to raise awareness for the cause. In addition, Ennis’ office, business cards, license plate holder and more don the signature pink ribbon.

“We’re a family at Chapman and it brings me great joy to see my team come together to join in a cause so dear to me, not just at this event, but all year long,” Ennis said. “We all know someone who has battled or is battling breast cancer, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation is an organization we’re proud to support.”

Ennis can often be found giving back to those in need alongside his son, Aaron. He is a member of the American Cancer Society’s Las Vegas chapter, and both family members donate their time to their local church. Ennis was born in San Francisco.

Ennis received his masters of business administration in 1990 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he made the prestigious dean’s list. He became a salesman after answering an advertisement in the paper and has found it his calling ever since.


Whether your travels take you on road or off, there is no SUV more capable of taking you there, getting you back safely and having your enjoy the journey than the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. For over 75 years people have counted on the Jeep brand to provide some of the best built, most versatile automobiles. The newest Grand Cherokee Limited continues this tradition. This vehicle is perfect for taking the family out for a night on the town or taking them over hill and dale for some off-road adventures. This midsized SUV is the Swiss army knife of automobiles.

Part of the secret to the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited’s versatility is its ample ground clearance. This enables it to go over or through any obstacle with ease. Plus it’s 18-inch wheels help it to handle even the bumpiest roads and maintain a smooth, comfortable ride. Add its smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission paired with a V6, V8 or turbo diesel engine and you have an excellent, powerful machine able to navigate any type of roadway and deliver a respectable 20 miles per gallon on average. This allows you to go anywhere you want without putting a hole in your fuel budget.

In the front, the 2017 Grand Cherokee Limited features the trademark grill with its seven openings. However, its new headlight cluster gives it a smaller, sleeker look. Inside, there’s ample room to seat five adults comfortably and enough cargo space in the rear to stow all their gear. Plus the technological advancements, creature comforts and aesthetic, safety and performance upgrades have improved an already great vehicle inside and out. Occupants will be even happier whether they’re on or off-road in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s a rare SUV that’s able to meet almost everyone’s needs for speed, power, performance and comfort.

When it comes to styling, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee looks tough and road ready yet classic and upscale. Add the optional B-Xenon headlights, LED daytime headlights, and bright trim pieces like the door handles, front grill inserts and side mirrors all in chrome, and you have a vehicle you’ll be proud to take anywhere. With the Limited model starting at just below $40,000, it’s affordable as well. Heated seats in the front and rear and a heated steering wheel come even on the Limited trim level. Step up to the Luxury Group II package for an additional $4,200 and you get soft-to-the-touch perforated leather, ventilated front seats, large panoramic sunroof, a 506-watt sound system and a huge 8.4-inch touchscreen display.

For $750 more Jeep will add an HD radio with Uconnect NAV. That NAV works well with the interface and the Uconnect system is an excellent audio/NAV interfaces to use. The system is easy to navigate and responds properly to voice commands usually from the very first time you use it.

With the upgrades on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, travelling anywhere is this great SUV just became a lot more fun, and if you want to test that out, you should head down to Chapman Chrysler Jeep and take one for a spin.


The new Jeep Wrangler pickup is almost here. In fact, some spy photographers say a camouflaged version of Jeep’s first new pickup in more than 25 years was seen recently. This new version of the Jeep Wrangler prototype is dramatically different from the one spotted being tested last year. These revelations have Jeep lovers very excited even though the new Jeep Wrangler pickup isn’t expected to hit the show room until over a year from now. Still as this new Jeep makes its way closer to production, the excitement is palpable. Automotive enthusiasts are waiting with bated breath to see Jeep’s newest pickup.

While the Jeep Wrangler spotted being tested last year had a Ram 1500 bed jury-rigged to it, the recently seen truck had a bed that was perfectly-integrated. The black polyester wrap with which it was covered also showed it had bulging classic Wrangler wheel arches and the vertical roof pillars meet the bed sides at a 90 degree angle creating a classic pickup profile. Plus the vehicle had a rear window that was the full width of the space between the two pillars. Inquiring minds want to know if the roof can be removed or the windshield folded down as in previous Wranglers? The spy photographers noted the hood wrap had holes where rubber bumpers for placing the windshield usually are.

The vehicle that was seen had the wheels and stance similar to the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. This suggests the new Wrangler pickup may have capabilities well-suited for hardcore off-roading much like the standard Wrangler that should find its way into showrooms and driveways in late 2017. The latest iteration of the Jeep Wrangler pickup will be listed as a 2019 model. Buyers will have several engines from which to choose. There is a four-cylinder diesel, a four-cylinder turbo as well as an improved version of the 3.6-liter, V6 engine currently available. There’s also the distinct possibility of a hybrid model being made available later. While the Jeep Wrangler pickup is crawling closer to production, if you want to check out any other Jeeps, you should head to Chapman Chrysler Jeep. There are plenty of Jeep Wranglers to check out and take for a test drive.

According the Mike Manley, Jeep brand boss, it is “incredibly unlikely” the new Jeep Wrangler pickup will have the 707 horsepower Hellcat V8 engine as an option. However, the engine will soon be an option for buyers of the most powerful SUV in the world, Jeep’s Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Plus the company also released a Hellcat-powered Trailcat concept vehicle this year. People planning to buy the new Jeep Wrangler pickup once it’s released can still hope or even petition the company to put a Hellcat under the hood of the soon-to-be-released truck.

Jeep has been producing groundbreaking automobiles for 75 years and the new Wrangler pickup promises to be a game changer. Should the company decide to give this off-roading beast a Hellcat engine, that would put smiles on the faces Jeep enthusiasts waiting for Jeep Wrangler’s latest entry into the pickup truck market. If the vehicle spotted parked on the roadside is indeed the new Jeep Wrangler pickup, with or without a Hellcat engine, it’s going to cause quite a stir.