There is a good possibility that the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country will spur some excitement within the minivan segment. It is expected for the minivan to be packed-full of new technology. Key innovations include an enhanced powertrain, USB ports throughout the entire cabin, and foot-operated rear doors and tailgate. The driver will be able to utilize the fresh Uconnect infotainment system, which is displayed on an 8.4-inch touchscreen. It is never good when passengers drop crumbs on the floor or seats of your car, so Chrysler installed a vacuum cleaner to make the process of cleaning up the mess a lot easier. The powertrain is speculated to include an updated 3.6-liter V-6 engine, electric all-wheel drive, and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep in Lakewood will keep you updated in regards to the timeline of the Town & Country.
Fiat Chrysler’s assembly plant in Toledo, Ohio manufacturers Jeep Wranglers and Cherokees. Within a few years, it is expected for this particular assembly to expand its operations into the production of a Wrangler-based pickup. It is possible that the pickup will also contain similar characteristics to that of the Gladiator Concept car that was revealed in 2005. There are two benefits for introducing a pickup. The Toledo factory has reached max capacity since the vehicles it manufactures−Wranglers and Cherokees−are being sold at a rapid pace. The factory does not have the capacity to produce more and it has been very difficult for Jeep to even think about moving locations. The pickup will now allow the Cherokee to be made at the same productivity at a new plant, while maintaining the productivity of the Wrangler in Toledo, but filling the Cherokee’s spot with the pickup. Another great benefit is being able to capitalize on the hot segments of pickups and SUVs. Jeep now has created a niche market that may attract consumers from both markets. Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep in Lakewood is excited to see the reveal of the Wrangler-based Jeep pickup.
The Jeep Compass and Patriot are preparing to be replaced by an all-new Jeep. Spy shots of the new vehicle have surfaced, with its exterior covered in camouflage. The new vehicle will be placed between the Jeep Renegade and Cherokee in the lineup in order to complete the company’s portfolio for small utility vehicles. Jeep wants to continue curiosity among consumers, so the company has yet to announce whether the vehicle will carry the badge of the Compass, Patriot, or an entirely new one. It is speculated that the SUV will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Although it is difficult to clearly see the exterior components under the camouflage, the new vehicle is likely to have a conventional grille and redesigned headlights. Pine Belt Subaru customers in Lakewood can expect for the reveal of the new Jeep at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood has found the perfect way for you to utilize your Subaru Outback on your camping adventures. The Happier Camper is an innovative camper trailer that only weighs 1,100 pounds, so you can tow it with ease since the Subaru Outback has a towing capacity of 2,700 pounds. The camper can sleep up to five people within its 70 square-foot space. The fiberglass body is equipped with solar panels and battery that gives you the capability to utilize standard household appliances. The camper has a large rear door if you decide to haul bigger items such as bikes or kayaks. The camper has an “Adaptiv” interior that allows you to customize the interior based your specific needs. The maximum price for the Happier Camper is $25,000.
In recent years, Subaru has had more success in competitive racing then it has ever had. A 2015 Subaru WRX STI NBR race car achieved victory at the Nurburgring 24-hour race. This would add to the two victories that Subaru Tecnica International (STI) has already achieved in this particular class. Out of all classes in the 2015 Nurburgring 24-hour race, Subaru concluded in 18th place overall and recorded 143 laps, which are both the highest achieved in the company’s history. Subaru wants to take this winning mentality and fun driving experience to production cars. This persona will begin with the 2016 Subaru Levorg GT that was showcased at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. Expected for the European market, the Levorg GT will be powered by a 1.6-liter boxer engine that has an output of 168 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. It will be equipped with enhanced safety features, an improved infotainment system, and sport-style seats. Subaru will be aiming to market to the active generations. Pine Belt Subaru is hopeful that high-performance, adventurous-style models will be introduced to the U.S. market.
Chrysler-Jeep has unveiled the Night Eagle versions of the Jeep Cherokee and Renegade. These special edition models feature dark and bold characteristics. The Renegade has been painted Volcano Sand, coinciding with the bold style of the 17-inch alloy wheels, and gray-finished roof bar and fog light frames. Under the hood lies a 2.0-liter diesel engine that delivers 140 horsepower. The Active Drive 4×4 system gives the vehicle the capability to encounter multiple terrains. The cabin offers a UConnect display, exclusive upholstery, and rear parking sensors. The Cherokee offers 18-inch wheels, as well as an option of several paintjobs. The cabin is fitted with a nine-speaker system, two-zone climate control, electric tailgate, and the UConnect display. The Cherokee delivers 185 horsepower through its turbocharged 2.2-liter diesel engine. Pine Belt Chrylser-Jeep in Lakewood wants to inform customers that the Night Eagle editions will go on sale later this year and jump on the offers since there will be a limited number of units produced.
Subaru is constantly looking for better ways to keep the occupants of its vehicles as safe as possible. It has announced that there have been several upgrades to the Eyesight safety system that will be present in the upcoming 2016 Subaru Outback. This system is set in place to reduce the risk of an accident or minimize its severity if an accident does occur. The radar system will now allow for detection of the Outback’s rear side. The company knows that drivers who do not pay attention to their blind spot are at a greater risk of an accident. The blind spot detection, lane change assist, and rear cross traffic alert work together to assure that the driver is safe and the conditions are adequate for a person to maneuver into a different lane. The 2016 Subaru Outback will be available at Pine Belt Subaru in the near future.
Subaru has always had a major interest in conserving the world’s beauty and minimizing the company’s, as well as the world’s waste. Subaru has done a major part in its own operations by initiating practices within its operations to become a zero-waste manufacturer. In June, Subaru announced that it will work with the National Park Service to share its knowledge on reducing waste that ends up at the landfill. Subaru will be partnering with the National Parks Conservation Association to test sustainable practices at a few locations. The great thing is that if these practices show a positive impact, the 408 locations of the National Park System will adopt these applications. Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood urges you to check out the recently released trailer of the “Who We Are Is What We Leave Behind” documentary trailer. The documentary will showcase the initiatives for National Parks creating no waste.
Subaru has big plans for the future of the Subaru XV Crosstrek. The first part of the plan is to change the name in the U.S. market, by dropping the “XV” portion when the crossover gets minimal modifications in the near future. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, which is part of the Subaru’s “Prominence 2020” vision, has been spotted testing in California. Subaru wants to be known as a company that produces high-quality vehicles. In order to meet zero-emissions standards by 2018 and even stricter standards by 2020, Subaru will be developing a plug-in hybrid version of the Crosstrek, as well as enhancing its powertrain technology in gas engines. Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood is excited for the future of design and quality of the Crosstrek.
Chrysler wants to celebrate its 90th anniversary the right way by introducing a plug-in hybrid version of its Town & Country minivan and a new full-size crossover. This will be the first time that the brand offers a plug-in hybrid in its lineup and Pine Belt Chrylser-Jeep in Lakewood is excited. The Town & Country is currently in the midst of a complete redesign and even several spy shots have not revealed the true appearance of the minivan. It is speculated that the fuel economy of the Town & Country plug-in hybrid will be 72 mpg, which could boast a lot of success for the company if people are looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle for a large family. There would be no direct competitors with the plug-in hybrid Town & Country which really helps with its potential success.