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Auto Shows The 2019 Jeep Gladiator Is the Glorious Jeep Pickup You've Been Dreaming of for the Past 26 Years

The last time Jeep offered a pickup truck, Lee Iacocca was CEO. Over the 26 years since, enthusiasts clamoring for a Jeep with a bed have been let down by Chrysler Corporation, DaimlerChrysler AG, Chrysler LLC, Chrysler Group LLC, and FCA US LLC. But now the wait is over. The 2019 Jeep Gladiator is here, and it is glorious. Here’s what we know about the long-awaited Jeep truck.

Official images of the Jeep truck have been revealed by Truck Trend, and it appears that the spy shots we saw earlier this month showing a very Jeep Wrangler-looking vehicle were on point. The front half of the Gladiator looks just like the Wrangler.

According to Truck Trend’s post, which has since been taken down, the Gladiator’s frame is 31 inches longer than the JL Wrangler Unlimited’s, and the wheelbase is up 19.4 inches. The story also says the larger axles, brakes, and also the 33-inch tires and the suspension are unique to the truck. Truck Trend says the Gladiator will be able to carry 1,650 pounds of payload, with a towing capacity of 7,650 pounds.

The windshield folds flat and the roof comes off, just like on the JL Wrangler. That makes the new Jeep truck the first pickup on the U.S. market with a removable top since the the 1991 Dodge Dakota Sport convertible (and no, the Chevy SSR doesn’t count).

Under the hood is apparently the same 3.6-liter Pentastar “Upgrade” engine found in the JL, making 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It can be had with either an automatic (Truck Trend, strangely, says it’s a six speed auto and not the eight speed found in all other Pentastar applications) or a six-speed manual. Truck Trend also says the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel should come in 2020 with 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft, bolted to an eight-speed auto. We don’t know if a 2.0-liter will be available.

As for off-road bits, the story says the new Gladiator, in Rubicon trim, will get “Fox aluminum-bodied 2-inch-diameter shocks,” lockers, a disconnecting front sway bar, a 4:1 low range transfer case ratio, and 33-inch mud terrain tires. The new truck apparently has an approach angle of 43.6 degrees, a breakover angle of 20.3 degrees, and a 26 degree departure angle, along with 11.1 inches of ground clearance. Aside from the breakover angle, those are all at the top of the mid-size truck segment.

As for protection, the Rubicon will apparently get rock rails along the rocker panels to keep the big-bellied truck’s body safe from dings, and also metal bars aft of the rear axle to protect the long rear overhang.

Today is a big day for Jeep and for Jeep fans, who have waited since before Lee Iacocca retired from Chrysler in 1992 for another Jeep truck after the Cherokee-derived Comanche died off. And folks hoping for a true body-on-frame Jeep truck have waited even longer—since the departure of the full-size J10 (formerly called the Gladiator) in 1987. That’s the same year that Chrysler bought American Motors Corporation, which owned Jeep at the time.

Clearly, this has been a long time coming, but the recent resurgence of the mid-size truck segment means it was only a matter of time. The Jeep truck is here. And by the looks of it, it appears to be a legitimate, off-road worthy, solid axle-having, body-on-frame machine, just like Jeep diehards have been hoping for for over a quarter of a century.

Read more at: https://jalopnik.com/the-2019-jeep-gladiator-is-the-glorious-jeep-pickup-you-1830696134?utm_campaign=socialflow_jalopnik_facebook&utm_source=jalopnik_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR2X7X0QywD79wOhcumtWG69fLhZ8CY3McspmEhLnybGtg5EHNmVvHWmcBQ

Chrysler Group Plans to Invest Nearly $20 Million in Toledo Machining Plant

Investment to increase capacity for production of torque converters for new generation, fuel-efficient nine-speed transmission
– Company’s total investment in U.S. facilities over $5.2 billion since June 2009

April 26, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it will invest $19.6 million in its Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg, Ohio, to increase capacity of the torque converter it’s machining for the nine-speed transmission. With this announcement, the Company’s total investments in its U.S. operations since June 2009 increase to over $5.2 billion.

The new torque converters will be paired with the next generation, fuel efficient nine-speed front-wheel drive transmission being assembled at Chrysler Group’s Indiana (Kokomo, Ind.) Transmission Plant I. The new transmission will debut in the 2014 Jeep® Cherokee.

“The new nine-speed transmission is a critical part of our strategy to meet fuel economy requirements over the next several years and Toledo Machining will play an integral role in bringing this transmission to market,” said Scott Garberding, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Chrysler Group LLC. “Securing this additional investment is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the plant’s workforce and helps secure its future long-term.”

The investment will fund the installation of new equipment and tooling for additional machining and assembly capacity. Installation is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2014 and will be completed by the end of 2014.

In August 2011, a $72 million investment in Toledo Machining was announced to modernize the plant to produce the eight- and nine-speed torque converters on two new production lines and a new steering column for the Dodge Dart and Jeep Cherokee. These installations will be complete in the third quarter this year.

“We’re very pleased that Chrysler is once again investing in the Toledo Machining Plant and the skilled workforce there,” said General Holiefield, Vice President and Director, UAW Chrysler Department. “This will help preserve and enhance jobs in the area and give a greater measure of security to our members and their families well into the future.”

In February, the Company announced that it was investing $374 million in several of its Kokomo, Ind., facilities, including establishing a new manufacturing site in Tipton, Ind., to increase production capacity of the nine-speed transmission.

Top 10 things you need to know about the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8:

  1. It really is capable of being the bargain version of the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.
  2. Power for the Chrysler 300 SRT8 comes from a  6.4 liter HEMI V8 making 470-hp with a maximum torque of 470 lb-ft – an increase of 45 horsepower and 50 lb-ft over the 6.1 liter HEMI V8 it replaces.
  3. The engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters and a rear-wheel-drive or AWD system.
  4. 0 to 60 mph in the high 4-second range; the quarter mile comes high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds – and a top speed of 175 mph.
  5. Stopping power comes from 14.2 inch (front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors with four-piston Brembo calipers painted in silver finish.
  6. A full-color graphic EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center), allows you to keep track of how the car is performing while you drive. Shown on the 8.4-inch instrument touchscreen panel you can store your 0-60, one-eighth mile and quarter-mile times, your 60-0 braking distance, and your g-force distribution.
  7. It features a new adaptive damping suspension (ADS) system that allows you to pick from Auto and Sport mode. In Sport mode, the Chrysler 300 SRT8, the damping system rebound and compression is locked to the higher damping rate
  8. Owners of any Chrysler Group SRT vehicle will get a one day of professional driving instruction from the Richard Petty Driving Experience as part of the SRT Track Experience.
  9. Fuel-economy for the 300 SRT8 comes in at 14/23 mpg (city/highway) or 17 mpg combined. Annual fuel-cost is estimated at $3,203 if you drive 15,000 miles a year (based on 45% highway, 55% city driving)
  10. Prices start at $47,995. Comparatively, a BMW 528i with a 240-hp 4-cylinder turbo starts at $46,700, a Mercedes-Benz E350 starts at $50,490 and the Audi A6 3.0 TFSI starts at $49,900.

As read on: http://www.egmcartech.com/2011/12/06/top-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-2012-chrysler-300-srt8/

Dick Scott Dodge is Remodeling

We are so excited to announce that the construction has started!!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 we broke ground on our construction project to expand and modernize our Showroom and build our New “State-of-the-Art” customer lounge. We are continuing our effort to meet the needs of our growing customer base and product lines!

Below is a picture of the NEW Dick Scott Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram!
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Chrysler to Break Even on Operating Basis in 2010

Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Segio Marchionne announced that the auto maker “intends to break even” on an operating basis this year and will hit its target of selling 1.1 million new vehicles in the U.S. He is confident that Chrysler will meet their “ambitious but achievable goals.” Mr. Marchionne said during a keynote address at the Automotive Forum 2010 in New York Tuesday. “The amount of work that had been done to bring down the break-even point—that number ended up being lower than most people thought.” He added that “to the extent that we are producing cash…I feel a lot more comfortable today than I did 12 months ago.” As of Monday the company has stockpiled a just over $5 billion in cash. Mr. Marchionne also stated that the auto maker will invest $500 million in Chrysler’s U.S. dealership network over the next five years.

Postponed Check-ups lead to Expensive Procedures

Postponed Check-ups lead to Expensive Procedures
Preventative Care is a Key Step for Healthy Vehicles

Tough economic times might tempt vehicle owners to delay seemingly minor service and repairs. But saving a few dollars today can be very costly in the long run.

“Sometimes a customer is skeptical about the urgency of a recommended repair.” Explained Jim Grove, Service Director at Dick Scott Dodge. “Yet, several affordable services are key to maintaining vehicle safety, efficiency and performance while preventing costly repairs down the road.”

Service advisors at Dick Scott Dodge in Plymouth cite a recent report by U.S. News and World Report “6 Car Repairs You Can’t Afford to Skip” as an important list for helping vehicle owners prioritize the maintenance needs of their vehicles.

The magazine identifies worn brake pads, oil changes, air filters, transmission fluid leaks, burned out lights and clogged fuel filters as the six important vehicle car items that should not be postponed.

For example, replacing a dirty air filter can cost as little as $15.00. But if a dirty air filter prevents the engine from getting enough air, spark plugs can fail. Replacing the spark plugs is a significantly more expensive repair costing up to $300, depending on the engine.

During a routine inspection, the service department at Dick Scott Dodge will check to see if the vehicle needs any factory-recommended service actions. Often, these services and repairs are performed at no cost.

Another free service for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Car and Ram Trucks vehicles is computer software updates. Using Chrysler Group LLC’s unique wiTECH tool, service technicians can identify any software updates available and make revisions within minutes. Modern vehicles contain sophisticated computer programs that benefit from occasional updates, similar to personal computers, to keep vehicle and features operating their best.

“In addition to having your vehicle inspected by a factory-trained service technician, there are several simple steps owners can take to prepare their vehicle for fall and winter,” said Grove.

– Check tire pressure: Tire pressure can fluctuate with temperature changes. If the vehicle is not equipped with a tire-pressure monitoring system, check on or near the driver’s-side door for the correct pressure. Properly inflated tires can improve fuel economy by 3.3 percent.
– Inspect wiper blades: Streaking, limited visibility, blade tearing or noisy wiper blade operations are the telltale signs that wipers need replacing.
– Prepare for snow removal: Put snow scrapers and brushes in the vehicle before the first snow of the season.
– Pack an emergency kit: Drivers can prepare their own or purchase a safety kit from Mopar that includes a safety flashlight, fleece blanket, six-gage jumper cables, safety triangle, screwdrivers, pliers, two bungee cords and gloves.

“Drivers should always check their owner’s manual for complete information on service and maintenance schedules,” Grove added.

About Dick Scott Dodge
Dick Scott Dodge is an authorized new vehicle dealer affiliated with Chrysler Group LLC and sells new Dodge Car and Ram Truck vehicles; they also have a large selection of Pre-owned vehicles available in all makes and models. Chrysler Group LLC was formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group and produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Car, Ram Truck, Mopar and Global Electric Motors (GEM) brand vehicles and products. Dick Scott Dodge provides service for all Chrysler, Jeep & Dodge Vehicles, as well as ALL other makes & models.