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Learn More About the Much-Anticipated Hurricane Powertrain!

Chrysler is the manufacturer that’s always on the cutting edge, from its state-of-the-art technology, to its innovative amenities. As a testament to its renowned brand, engineers have been working hard and diligently to produce a performance feature that is sure to exceed your every expectation: the all-new Chrysler Hurricane engine. We at Dick Scott Motor Mall and Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are excited for this new arrival, and we want to invite you to experience it for yourself as soon as it hits the market.

The Hurricane is a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine that is a rework of Chrysler’s current 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain, particularly the cylinder head, to deliver a better performance and an increased fuel economy. This aluminum block powertrain is said to produce nearly 300 horsepower, which is a vast improvement upon Chrysler’s current top-output Tigershark® machine that delivers just 184 horsepower. An engine of this size and power is uncommon, making the Hurricane truly a sight to behold and experience.

Chrysler engineers integrate several technologies into the Hurricane in order to provide this kind of impended hair-raising performance. For enhanced fuel economy, the Hurricane boasts Direct Fuel Injection, which results in a more complete combustion and cooler cylinder temperatures for a higher compression ratio in terms of efficiency and power. In addition, a belt starter generator for Stop/Start technology is also said to be outfitted, which helps preserve fuel by automatically turning the engine off when you come to a stop, and back on once your foot lifts off the brake pedal.

It is also speculated that the Chrysler Hurricane features lightweight aluminum blocks, which help reduce the overall weight of the engine. Likewise, its offset cranks diminish cylinder wall side loading that lowers its height, adding to this machine’s small-but-mighty makeup. Various amenities, like MultiAir® technology, a timing chain, cooled EGR, and a twin-scroll turbocharger, are also outfitted to work together to generate a worthwhile performance. The Hurricane is due to be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and set to debut in the Jeep Wrangler.

With this innovative engine, Chrysler engineers are catering to what our customers look for most in a powertrain: an exhilarating high-output without the sacrifice of efficiency. Contact us at Dick Scott Motor Mall in Fowlerville, MI, or Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Plymouth, MI, to learn more about the Chrysler Hurricane engine today! You can give us a call at (877) 632-3308; we are always more than happy to assist with any questions you may have!

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2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat

The newest reiteration of the Dodge Charger Hellcat is here, and it’s ready to give you the ride of a lifetime! With its classic design, powerful performance, and feature-packed interior, expect to fall in love with this full-size sedan from the moment you take the wheel. Here at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Dick Scott Motor Mall, we have the 2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat for sale and our team can’t wait to show you this one-of-a-kind vehicle!

There is plenty of power surging through the 2017 Charger Hellcat. Boasting a 3.6L V6 powertrain, your performance is taken beyond limits with 292 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. The impressive powertrain line-up continues with the 5.7L V8 HEMI® and the 6.4L V8 HEMI® powerhouses. The first rewards you with 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque, while the second engine choice takes you to the next level with its 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. For the ultimate ride, the beastly 6.2L V8 HEMI® powertrain cranks up to 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. When equipped with the 8-speed TorqueFlite® automatic transmission, you’ll be able to ride with optimal precision and swiftness.

You’ll have onlookers stop in their tracks when you’re behind the wheel of the 2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat due to its commanding presence and bold style. Its athletic frame and carefully-sculpted profile lines highlight the distinct grille, while the aggressive stance of the Charger Hellcat makes for an unforgettable entrance. Made with new lightweight materials, the 2017 Charger Hellcat not only looks sleek and modern, but is able to ride with more agility and control. Eye-catching features like LED headlights and an available rear spoiler allow the Charger Hellcat to stand out in the crowd.

An array of amenities welcome you to relax and set your mind at ease once you’re inside the new Dodge Charger Hellcat. With its driver-centric cockpit loaded with features like a multi-information display, USB ports1, and more, you’ll be prepared for anything that’s in store on the road ahead. The soft-to-the-touch cloth-trimmed seats keep you comfortable throughout the whole ride. However, if you desire more luxury, select the leather-appointed seats to enhance your cabin’s sporty flair.

Here at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Plymouth and Dick Scott Motor Mall in Fowlerville, your local Dodge dealers, we now have the 2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat! Visit http://www.DickScott.com or stop by our showroom to learn more about this exciting, new vehicle!

Test Drive the 2017 Dodge Durango Today!

For a three-row crossover that is equipped with modern features that help make your drive run smoothly and can comfortably accommodate you, your passengers, and your cargo, we have good news here at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Dick Scott Motor Mall with the 2017 Dodge Durango. You can find out everything you need to know about this family-friendly SUV today! We can’t wait to share with you all the new and exciting features the 2017 Durango has to offer.

There are plenty of engine options to choose from, so you can customize your drive according to your needs. The 3.6L V6 engine is able to work up 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, while its counterpart, the 5.7L V8 powertrain, wows you with its 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. Enabling you to effortlessly change gears is the 8-speed automatic transmission, which comes standard on the 2017 Durango. And for the extra support you need when the roads get covered in snow during the long Midwest winters, you can opt for the available AWD system.

With its strong body frame and distinct design, it’s hard to turn away from the alluring 2017 Dodge Durango for sale in Plymouth, MI and Fowlerville, MI. When you’re behind the wheel of this full-size SUV while on your way to West Ridge Shopping Center for some weekend fun, onlookers won’t be able to help but stop and stare. Coming standard are the 18-inch painted-aluminum wheels and heated side mirrors, so your morning commutes during winter are a little easier to bear. Available exterior features include 20-inch aluminum-painted wheels, chrome accents, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Without a doubt, the 2017 Durango’s strong sweeping sidelines, finely-sculpted body frame, and signature front grille will impress all those who look upon it.

Inside of the Dodge Durango, you’ll find plenty of comforts that make you feel right at home. Standard amenities include cloth-trimmed seats, steering wheel-mounted controls, an AM/FM radio, and a remote keyless entry. Dual-zone automatic climate control is found on the base trim of the Durango, so you and your front passenger can stay at an ideal temperature throughout the entire trip. To easily stow away your everyday items, Dodge engineers have included an available 50/50 split-folding third-row bench and standard split-folding second-row seats, so you can adjust your Durango’s cabin configurations according to your needs. However, if you want to add some extra hints of luxury to your Durango’s cabin, consider leather-appointed seats, a heated multi-power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, and an available sunroof.
We are excited that now the new 2017 Dodge Durango for sale in Plymouth, MI and Fowlerville, MI is here at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Dick Scott Motor Mall! It’s here on our sales lot, so make sure to take a test drive in the all-new Durango.

Command the Trail in the 2016 Wrangler

When you think of the all-American SUV, the Jeep Wrangler is bound to make the short list. No trail is too tough, and with so many ways to configure the exterior, you’re bound to stand out from the crowd. Better yet, with tons of exciting features, every drive is better than the next. To get your hands on the 2016 Jeep Wrangler for sale visit Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Plymouth or Dick Scott Motor Mall in Fowlerville.

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler is Trail Rated® tough, and that is made clear once you have a seat inside. Start the engine, and the Pentastar® V6 powertrain kicks to life as it produces best-in-class 285 horsepower, as well as 260 lb.-ft. of torque. It not only has a powerful performance, it’s efficient too with a fuel rating of 17/21 MPG city/hwy. The Wrangler can be paired with one of two 4×4 systems. Your first option is the Command-Trac® 4×4 system, perfect for four-wheel off-roading power. With equal power to all four wheels, you’ll have best-in-class winter performance, which is sure to come in handy when I-275 is coated with snow. When you choose the Rock-Trac® 4×4 system you’ll have best-in-class off-road performance with a 4:1 low-gear ratio, so you can crawl at lower speeds. And to ensure safe trail exploring, the Wrangler has Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist.

There’s no denying that the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is one of the most noticeable vehicles out on the road today – which is pretty impressive when you take into consideration how many ways the exterior can be configured. For instance, remove the tops and doors for a more open-air feel, and even choose from one of the four options for the top: no top, soft top, Freedom Top® hardtop, and color top. Other exciting exterior features include the full-size spare tire, fog lamps and heated power side mirrors for visibility no matter the weather, and available side steps for easy entry and exit.

Have a seat inside, and you’ll quickly realize this isn’t your average SUV. In fact, the 2016 Wrangler has the most comfortable interior in its class. Choose upholstery in premium sedosa cloth or available McKinley leather trim to support you on your daily commute, and with available heated front seats, the long winter months won’t seem so bad. When you’re loading all your camp gear inside, take advantage of the fold-and-tumble seats. Leave them in place for 12.8 cubic ft. of cargo space, or fold them flat for 56.5 cubic ft. of storage room. And if you bring a little dirt from the camp site with you on the way home, the Wrangler is standard with a durable and washable interior that features drain plugs for easy cleaning.

Depending on the trim level, the Jeep Wrangler has one of three entertainment systems. Radio 130 comes with a CD player, MP3 capability, and AM/FM radio. Upgrade to Radio 130S, and you’ll now have a 1-year subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. The top-of-the-line Radio 430N adds on a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Garmin® GPS Navigation with SiriusXM® Travel Link, and a USB port. And to experience best-in-class audio, the 9-speaker Alpine® premium all-weather sound system plays your favorite song with crystal clear clarity.

To conquer the trail, day-to-day errands, and everything in between, get behind the wheel of the 2016 Jeep Wrangler for sale in Plymouth, MI, here at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and in Fowlerville, MI, at Dick Scott Motor Mall. We are open six days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours, so it’s always a good time to see what the Wrangler brings to the table.

Test Drive a Dodge Challenger Today

Strap yourself in and get ready for the ride of your life when you’re driving the 2016 Dodge Challenger for sale in Plymouth, MI. This legendary muscle car has top-notch power that gives you heart-racing performance every time its engine roars to life. To see this beast for yourself in person, take a quick trip over to Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Under the hood of the 2016 Challenger is the option between four robust engines, each of which is more powerful than the last. It comes standard with the 3.6L V6 Pentastar® engine on its base trim level to balance out power with responsible fuel economy. It offers 305 horsepower and 268 lb.-ft. of torque, and you’ll be able to pass up gas stations with ease as it records 30 MPG hwy1. To kick things up a notch when you need a burst of speed on I-275, upgrade to the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine for a raucous 375 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.

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Even more power awaits with the available 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine. It has a best-in-class2 485 horsepower to go with 475 lb.-ft. of torque. For when you’re out on the track, this engine will get you to a sizzling top speed3 of 182 MPH. The cream of the crop, however, is the supercharged 6.2L V8 HEMI® SRT Hellcat engine. It is the most powerful muscle car ever4, and you’ll have a rush of adrenaline every time you hit the gas with its 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. On any of these engines, you have the option of between the TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, or a 6-speed manual transmission.

Slide into the interior of the 2016 Dodge Challenger for sale in Plymouth, MI, and you’ll find an area that is built to make driving more comfortable for you, the driver. It has a class-exclusive4 7-inch reconfigurable Driver Information Digital Cluster Display that can offer a variety of vehicle information, including 0-60 MPH time3, reaction time, and a lap timer. For entertainment, the 2016 Challenger offers an available Sound Group with six Alpine® speakers and a 276-watt amplifier. For an even better listening experience, upgrade to Sound Group II with nine Alpine® speakers, a subwoofer, and a 506-watt amplifier. With the available Uconnect® 8.4 NAV, you’ll have a class-exclusive4 8.4-inch touchscreen to host all of your favorite apps, navigation, and more!

The 2016 Dodge Challenger for sale in Plymouth, MI, is a muscle car that is able to back up its notoriety with incredible performance. But the Challenger has so much more to offer than just raw power! Take it for a test drive today at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, located at 684 W. Ann Arbor Rd. in Plymouth, MI!

Where’s the cheapest gas in the US? It’s Michigan

MICHIGAN — Of all 50 states, Michigan now has the cheapest gas prices in the entire country, according to data from GasBuddy.com. But it likely won’t last long.

Michigan’s average price for a gallon of gas is $1.802, barely beating out Oklahoma’s $1.804 per gallon.

Nationally, the average is around $2.03 per gallon.

GasBuddy.com analyst Patrick DeHaan said on Twitter it was back on Feb. 26, 2009—more than 2,400 days ago—that gas prices were this low in the state. DeHaan also said it’s likely the lowered prices won’t last more than 24-48 hours.

Why the drop?

DeHaan says it’s likely because of some ‘healthy competition’ as gas stations are continuing to try undercut each other. But he said it won’t stick around.

“I expect an upward adjustment likely tomorrow as most stations have been selling at a loss,” he told FOX 17. “I’d top off tonight, but wouldn’t get too excited when prices rise, because I’m expecting they’ll stay under $2 more often than over it thru the rest of 2015.”

Both Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties are averaging the cheapest gas prices with an average of $1.60 per gallon.

Missouri has the third cheapest gas in the state with an average price for gallon around $1.817.

Read more at: http://fox17online.com/2015/11/29/wheres-the-cheapest-gas-in-the-us-its-about-to-be-michigan/

M-22 voted America’s Best Scenic Autumn Drive

‘Tis the season for the changing of the leaves — and a new survey shows Michigan is home to the nation’s best autumn drive.

According to USA TODAY and 10Best readers, upper Michigan’s M-22 highway is the most scenic drive in the country to view fall foliage.

The
survey, which ended at noon Monday, ranked M-22 as America’s Favorite
Scenic Autumn Drive, competing against 19 other locations, including
Maine’s Historic Route 1 and Hocking Hills Scenic Byway in Ohio.

The
116-mile stretch of M-22 brings visitors through the peaceful
countryside and along the shore, past wineries, galleries and an amazing
path of colorful trees.

But don’t rush Up North just yet. The Foliage Network reports very little change in the leaves in Michigan’s lower peninsula, delayed by a gentle Indian summer.

Michigan Mopar events

The 2015 Chrysler Employee Motorsport Association (CEMA) will present its 26th annual Charity Car Show on Saturday, June 6, on the grounds of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum at 1 Chrysler Drive in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Jet Age of Automotive Design,” and will feature a 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car with periodic start-and-revs.

The show benefits Leader Dogs for the Blind of Rochester, Michigan. Hours are from 9 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine. The show field usually has over 300 cars (it’s open to all makes) with a disc jockey, food, and vendors; it is also a rare opportunity to visit the Walter P. Chrysler Museum.

Cars can be entered online at at http://www.cemaclub.org. Online/advance registration is $15 through May 30th. After that, the fee is $20, including day-of-show. The first 200 paid registrations will get a goody bag and a dash plaque. See the CEMA website or download the show flyer.

The North Oakland Macomb Muscle Car Club’s 18th Annual Car Show and all Mopar Swap Meet will be held on Sunday, April 26, at the Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Avenue, in Shelby Township, Michigan. The historic site is on the west side of Van Dyke, between 22 and 23 Mile Roads.

There is free parking and food for purchase at the event. Car show entries are $10 per vehicle including owner and spouse, with swap meet spaces at $20. No prepayment or pre-registration is needed. Spectators over 16 pay $7 at the gate. More information will be provided closer to the event.

As read on: http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2015/03/michigan-mopar-events

Siberian-style cold for Ram tests

Houghton Michigan, not a place many of us might be familiar with, but the Ram cold weather group is rather freezingly acquainted with the town.

Houghton is where Ram conducts some of its severe duty cold weather testing, and they just released a video showing what some of the cold weather testing entails. Houghton sees an average of 260 inches of snow each year, and combined with the bitter cold of this winter, has allowed Ram to put its trucks through even more rigorous than normal testing.

The company does have simulated cold weather facilities, including both “chill rooms” and a snowblower/wind tunnel to see if driving through thick snow will clog the air intakes or completely block visibility.

As read on: http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2015/02/siberian-style-cold-for-ram-tests

Lotz, Ford road project designs ‘moving along’ in Canton

Canton motorists weary of traffic congestion along Ford Road could get a glimpse as early as February of two projects officials believe will begin to ease the problem.

One project involves a $5 million effort to pave the pothole-riddled section of Lotz Road between Ford and Cherry Hill, giving motorists a north-south option to avoid heavily traveled roads such as Ford and Haggerty.

A second project centers on improvements such as lengthening turn lanes and improving ramps near the I-275/Ford area from Haggerty to Lotz. That comes as a precursor to longer-term effort to possibly convert Ford into a boulevard through much of Canton.

Canton is expected to host a public meeting as early as February to reveal plans for the Lotz paving and the initial phase of Ford Road work from Lotz to Haggerty, Municipal Services Director Tim Faas said.

Canton already has received from Wayne County a $274,015 payment that allowed the township to hire an engineering company, Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc., to design the Lotz Road paving, which Faas said is slated for completion in 2015.

Spalding DeDecker already has completed about 50 percent of the engineering work, Faas said. Lotz will be transformed from a dirt-and-gravel road into a three-lane paved thoroughfare.

Canton has worked with Wayne County on the Lotz Road project, funded through the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy said he is encouraged Spalding DeDecker’s work is progressing and Wayne County has paid Canton for its role in hiring the engineering company.

“That’s very good news,” LaJoy said, adding the project “is moving along.”

Moreover, Faas said MDOT’s design of the initial improvements to Ford Road between Lotz and Haggerty has been 90 percent completed.

Local officials say the projects slated for the upcoming public meeting reflect the beginning of larger efforts, as money is allocated, to address Ford Road traffic congestion that has long troubled local officials and motorists alike.

As read on: http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/canton/2014/12/28/lotz-road-paving-canton/20904637/