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2014 Chrysler Town & Country | Segment Leader in Initial Quality

Consistency is everything.

For the second straight year, Chrysler Town & Country ranks “Highest Ranked Minivan in Initial Quality” in the annual J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM.*

The J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM is based on responses from more than 86,000 owners of new 2014 model-year vehicles after 90 days of ownership. The study asks customers to identify issues with vehicle design as well as defects experienced.

“This is the second time in a row Chrysler Town & Country leads the minivan segment in this quality study,” said Doug Betts, Senior Vice President — Quality, Chrysler Group LLC. “It reflects the commitment of employees who develop, build and test these vehicles and their recognition that every employee has a role in continually improving the quality of our products.”

To experience the 2014 Town & Country firsthand, especially the 30th Anniversary Edition pictured here, visit your nearest Chrysler dealer and schedule a test drive today.

*The Chrysler Town & Country received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among minivans in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013-2014 Initial Quality StudiesSM. 2014 study based on responses from 86,118 new-vehicle owners, measuring 239 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

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10 Things to Toot About August Auto Sales

In reading all of the positive auto sales news yesterday, did you know about these nuggets?

  1. While August marked our 41st consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains, it also marked our 30th consecutive month of 100,000+ sales totals. Just as recently as 2010, we only had three months when sales topped 100,000.
  2. While August truck/SUV sales nipped car sales growth (12% vs 11%), for the year car sales are +18% while truck/SUV sales are +6% in 2013. Five of our six car models (currently in production) have a year-to-date sales increase.
  3. Our Belvidere, Ill., Assembly Plant is home to three of our six vehicles that set August sales records: Dodge Dart, Jeep® Compass and Jeep Patriot.
  4. Dodge Journey (+12% sales growth, up to 8,890 sold) had its. best. month. ever.
  5. Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan were the two top-selling minivans, according to Allpar.com.
  6. Chrysler 300 (+27% sales growth, up to 5,909 sold and pictured above) had its best sales month of 2013, and its best August since 2007.
  7. Ram pickups grew 31%, the fastest rate of any other pickup truck sold last month. Also per TruckTrend.com, it’s gaining market share.
  8. Fiat 500L gave a strong boost to overall FIAT USA sales, accounting for 29% of total brand sales.
  9. Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Journey were among the top 20 best-selling SUVs/crossovers last month, according to GoodCarBadCar.net. No other automaker had more than three.
  10. Through 67% of 2013, our year-to-date sales totals are 74% of 2012 totals and 89% of 2011 total sales.

As read on: http://blog.chryslerllc.com/blog.do?p=entry&id=2159

No summer shutdown for Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee plant in Detroit; third shift to be added

Chrysler’s Jefferson North assembly plant will keep producing Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos straight through the customary two-week summer shutdown in early July, CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday.

Sales of the mid-size SUVs are running ahead of last year’s pace through March by 44% for the Grand Cherokee and by 33% for the Durango. Chrysler’s U.S. sales have increased 39% for the first three months of 2012 from a year earlier.

All automakers will release their April sales in the U.S. on Tuesday.

The plant on Detroit’s east side, which employs about 2,900 workers on two shifts, has been working overtime on two of every three Saturdays, said Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson. The plant will be adding a third shift of about 1,100 workers next year.

Normally, the Detroit Three automakers and the UAW agreed to half production in the two weeks around July 4 because it enables the companies to balance their inventories with consumer demand and gives skilled trades workers to install new equipment needed for the upcoming model year.

Separately, Chrysler canceled the Monday morning shift at its Windsor assembly plant because of a strike by Canadian Auto Worker employees at a nearby plant that supplies instrument panels. Workers at Dakkota Integrated Systems in Lakeside rejected a contract offer late Sunday.

Tinson said workers on the second shift at Chrysler’s Windsor plant were asked to report to work. Chrysler assembled the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans at the plant.

As read on: http://www.freep.com/article/20120430/BUSINESS0103/120430046/No-summer-shutdown-Chrysler-s-Jeep-Grand-Cherokee-plant-Detroit-third-shift-added

2009 Chrysler Town & Country Awarded Detroit News Readers’ Choice

by Tim Joseph

Congratulations to Chrysler Town & Country for winning the 2009 Detroit News News Readers’ Choice award for best ‘Family Hauler’. This is the fourth year in a row that Town & Country has won this award. “With more than 25 years as the leader in the minivan segment, we are honored to once again receive the Detroit News Readers’ Choice Award for Best Family Hauler,” said Mike Accavitti, Director — Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge Brand Marketing, Chrysler LLC. “The 2009 Chrysler Town & Country continues to be the best vehicle to transport people and things, perfecting its award-winning formula with the addition of 40 new or improved features over the previous generation.”

Chrysler invented the minivan 25 years ago and has since perfected their formula with 65 minivan-first features. Since it’s inception, Chrysler has sold more than 12 million minivans – more than any other manufacturer in the world.

Have a closer look at the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan at DickScott.com.

To set up your test drive today call:
Dick Scott Dodge at (734) 451-2110
Dick Scott Motormall at (517) 223-3721