It could be cool alongside the shores of Lake Michigan, however FCA is breaking by means of the winter doldrums on the Chicago Auto Present with the return of a favourite coloration, new options on the Ram 1500 and the celebration of an iconic car.
When the auto present opens to the general public Saturday, guests to the FCA stand shall be among the many first to see in particular person the return of the favored Chic coloration to Dodge, the brand new tailgate for the Ram 1500 and a particular 35th anniversary version of the minivan.
Probably the most noticeable automobiles on the FCA stand would be the heritage-inspired Chic high-impact inexperienced 2019 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger. The final time this high-impact coloration was accessible on the Dodge Challenger was in 2015 and on the Charger in 2007.
“By bringing again a high-impact coloration like Chic throughout the 2019 Challenger and Charger lineups, we’re persevering with to offer our fanatic prospects one other strategy to make their muscle automobiles much more distinctive after they showcase the legendary Dodge efficiency perspective,” mentioned Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Automotive Manufacturers – Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America.
Not solely is the colour accessible on these fashions, Chic shall be accessible on Charger Scat Pack, Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger Widebody fashions for the primary time ever. Chic can be returning to the Challenger T/A for the primary time since 1970.
Whereas Dodge is bringing again a favourite coloration, the Ram Truck model will show the new multifunction tailgate on the Ram 1500. This characteristic is exclusive amongst pickups as a result of it retains the capabilities of a completely dampened, drop-down tailgate with distant launch choices and provides a first-of-its-kind 60-40 break up, swing-away performance.
The Ram multifunction tailgate has 4 configurations: open flat, open left door solely, open proper door solely and open each doorways. Every door swings open 88 levels and entry could be additional enhanced through a retractable center-mounted step possibility.
The Ram multifunction tailgate can be trailer-friendly and doesn’t require that the trailer and hitch be eliminated earlier than opening.
“The Ram multifunction tailgate is intuitive to function, and house owners will discover it instantly helpful,” mentioned Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Model – FCA. “Mixed with Ram’s class-exclusive RamBox characteristic and new tailgate step, we’re taking Ram’s cargo administration and storage to the following stage.”
Mopar can be unveiling a modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Obligation truck in Chicago. The modified pickup, primarily based on a 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Obligation Large Horn powered by the 6.Four-liter HEMI® V-Eight engine, is trimmed in monochromatic Blue Streak manufacturing coloration with a black, powder-coated Ram Bar situated within the mattress and topped with 5 5-inch LED off-road lights. It additionally includes a rear mattress step and a set of Mopar off-road wheel flares.
The truck’s conceptual options embrace powder-coated off-road rock rails, 17-inch custom-milled idea beadlock wheels and a rear spare tire provider within the mattress space.
FCA US can be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the minivan on the Chicago Auto Present with a particular version of the car. The 35th Anniversary version is offered on Chrysler Pacifica, Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan fashions and options new badging, an all-black inside with Cranberry Wine accent stitching and upgraded content material along with its already intensive listing of normal gear.
That is the most recent version of the minivan from the corporate that created the section in 1984 and has been a number one innovator by means of the years with 115 minivan firsts by means of six generations of the car.
Ram’s new technology of labor vehicles can even be on show in Chicago. The brand new 2019 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab supply segment-leading towing capability as much as 35,220 kilos, the very best Gross Mixed Weight Score of 43,000 kilos and payload capability as much as 12,510 kilos.
The FCA show can even characteristic two indoor check tracks. The 24,000-square-foot Camp Jeep observe returns and options 30 tons of boulders. There can even be the Ram Vans check observe with its iconic 13-foot excessive “Ram Mountain.”
The Chicago Auto Present runs from Feb. 9 – 18 at McCormick Place in Chicago.