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We Heard You: Uconnect Enhancements Rolling Out

You speak, we listen. You want improved voice recognition technology. Done! You want better speed and accuracy. Got it!

Chrysler Group listens to Uconnect customers and has responded with a software update for vehicles equipped with Uconnect 8.4AN and 8.4A systems, including 2013 & 2014 Ram Trucks and SRT Vipers and 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. The update is designed to enrich the Uconnect user experience by keeping the system as technically advanced as possible while making it all easier to use without added distractions.

For instance, customers that complete the update will receive the recently introduced “Easy Prompts” feature. Best of all, we are giving our customers a choice of how to update their vehicles, either at home or at the dealership, making it convenient and simple.

So, what does this mean for you? Uconnect users will see improved speed and accuracy, including advancements in voice recognition, navigation and audio quality.

The software update is available beginning Monday, Oct. 14.

After completing the software update, vehicle owners may notice:

System Performance is Quicker & Faster
Chrysler Group has improved the speed and accuracy of its Uconnect 8.4AN and 8.4A systems. The voice recognition technology, which enables drivers to use their voice to place and receive hands-free phone calls, change radio stations or music sources, send a personal text message, navigate to a destination and more, has been significantly improved.

Once behind the wheel, drivers that push either the voice recognition or phone button on the steering wheel will notice new audible chimes and prompts. These enhancements make the system even more intuitive.

Chrysler Group has also simplified the number of voice commands within its Uconnect systems to enhance accuracy and is introducing “Easy Prompts” to aid drivers. With Easy Prompts, the most important voice commands are made available to the driver on the 8.4-inch touchscreen display. Once the driver masters the system they can choose to turn the Easy Prompts feature off.

    UC1leftPress the Voice Recognition button on the steering wheel and the following Easy Prompts menu will appear.

UC2leftPress the Phone button on the steering wheel and the following Easy Prompts menu will appear.

The Easy Prompts also are announced over the vehicle’s audio system should the driver require help.

Customer Feedback Fuels and Drives Uconnect Improvements
Chrysler Group has been actively listening to its customers since introducing the newly evolved Uconnect systems last year. As a result, a variety of additional improvements have been included in this Uconnect software update. For instance, a few of the most noticeable include:

– Drivers may notice that hands-free calling, routing to a destination and a range of other entertainment features, like Bluetooth audio streaming and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, are more accurate and easier to use.

– Audio quality is also improved along with radio response times.

– The number of phonebook contacts has increased from 1,000 to 5,000 and each contact can now have up to four telephone entries. The phonebook will also sync with the system even quicker.

To determine if your 2013-2014 Ram Truck, SRT Viper or Jeep Grand Cherokee qualifies for the Uconnect 8.4A & 8.4AN software update and to download instructions, visit and click on Help & Support.

Uconnect1stSelect Your Brand (Either Ram/Jeep/SRT)

Uconnect2Click on “System Update”

Uconnect3You’ll be redirected to the Chrysler Group Uconnect Software Update Site where you will enter
the last eight digits of your VIN and click on the “Do I Qualify” button to determine
if your vehicle qualifies and if your Uconnect System will benefit from this software update.

Uconnect4Or, if you prefer to have the software update completed by a Dealer Service Technician, free of charge, simply reference the Uconnect 8.4A or 8.4AN software update when scheduling your appointment.

When you want Chrysler Group to improve your driving experience, always feel free to speak up. We are here and we are listening. For more information about Uconnect, visit or if you have questions about this software update you can contact Uconnect customer care at 1-877-855-8400 and press # to reach a customer support technical specialist.

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2014 Ram 1500 | Three Available Powertrains, Same Result: Incredible Capability

You may have heard the news already. Personally, we think it’s worth repeating.

In model year 2014, Ram Trucks will become the first vehicle manufacturer to offer a diesel-powered light-duty (half-ton) pickup truck. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine joins the award-winning Pentastar® V-6 and the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 as one of three available engines for the 2014 Ram 1500, creating in the process an unmatched trifecta of light-duty powertrains ready to hit the road in the next model year.

For small business owners, the benefit of having three available engines to choose from is just exactly that: choice. Because every business is different—with needs completely individualized not just to the type of work (say, lawn care) but to location, size, scope and on and on and on—every business needs to be able to customize its cache of “work tools” as much as possible. With tools like the new 2014 Ram 1500, that kind of customization is entirely possible.

Also in 2014, all three available Ram 1500 engines will be mated to the TorqueFlite® 8 eight-speed transmission, with each transmission-engine combination offering slight variations on the capability that the Ram Trucks brand is known for and that small business owners need.

For instance, the new EcoDiesel engine is a turbocharged 60-degree, dual-overhead camshaft 24-valve V-6 that produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. The class-exclusive small displacement turbo diesel engine delivers a best-in-class combination of torque and fuel efficiency, music to the ears of any small business owner looking to strike the right balance between brute force and efficiency.

This is not to say that the fuel-efficient Pentastar engine lacks power or that the powerful 5.7-liter HEMI engine is inefficient. It’s just the opposite, in fact. Thanks to advances in technology, the Pentastar engine features 42 percent more horsepower (305 total horsepower) and 13 percent more torque (269 total lb.-ft. of torque) when compared the previous 3.7-liter V-6 engine.

As for the HEMI V-8, it benefits from first-in-segment Fuel Saver Technology, not to mention advance design features like active aerodynamics and class-exclusive air suspension, all of which help ensure that the great power of the truck (395 horsepower, 410 lb.-ft. of torque) does not come at too heavy of a cost to overall fuel efficiency.


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