Recent FCA News: Jeep, Ram, Chrysler and Google
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced big news for a few of its brands in the last week. In addition to again reporting an increase in overall FCA sales, Ram, Chrysler and Jeep have announced exciting options and plans for their vehicles.
Yellow Stinger, a Follow Up to the Yellow Rose of Texas
Earlier this year, Ram made a special-edition color, “Yellow Rose of Texas” to the Texas-exclusive Ram Longhorn trucks. Because of the success of the bright hue, Ram has just announced that they will produce a limited-edition “Yellow Stinger” for Ram 1500 Sport trims that will be available nationwide. Not only will the special trim have a bold exterior, but the trim will also have special yellow accents on the interior. Trucks will be arriving to dealerships in May and will start at just over $43,000. We’ll have one soon!
Chrysler and Google Partner Up for Autonomous Tech
The Google Self-Driving Car Project and Chrysler are partnering up to expand Google’s self-driving test program. Later this year, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans will be used for Google’s testing and will double Google’s current fleet of test vehicles.
Rumors of a New Jeep Engine
In addition to experimenting with an SRT Hellcat engine to be added to Jeep vehicles, autoblog.com reported that Jeep is experimenting with a new engine and that could be used for a Jeep Wrangler. Nicknamed “Hurricane,” the new engine is rumored to be a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing up to 300 horsepower. Though powerful, the new engine is expected to be smaller so it will not sacrifice fuel economy.