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When Will We See the New Wrangler Unlimited?

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Town and Country

News has been buzzing all year that 2018 is going to mean a new generation of the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The main question that everyone has been asking is when? When will be get to see the new next generation? We think we may now know! We’ve done some looking around online and found some interesting news.

“Jeep fans know the countdown clock for the new Wrangler—code-named JL—is ticking. According to an unnamed dealer source cited by JLWrangler Forums, the 2018 Wrangler will roll off the Toledo assembly line in mid-November, although some variants won’t start production until months later.”-caranddriver.com

The forum reports the four-door Unlimited V-6 hardtop will be the first out, followed by the Dual Top and softtop versions in December. Next up, in February, are the two-door V-6 hardtop and various versions of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder Unlimited. Softtop versions of the four-cylinder, in both body styles, start in March, at which point Jeep will stop building the current JK. A power top (possibly as both hard- and softtop) will be built starting in May 2018, with the diesel coming in August. A hybrid based on the V-6 will arrive later as a 2019 model.

None of these claimed production start times are confirmed by Fiat Chrysler, nor are they on-sale dates. They’re also subject to change. Fans who can’t wait to see the new Wrangler’s sleeker interior and largely same-looking body in person should book a flight to L.A., as the JL will be unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show this fall.

So while this information is not yet confirmed by the higher ups at FCA, we are hopeful to see the newest Jeep Wrangler Unlimited sooner rather than later at All Star Jeep Dealer near Town and Country!

Jeep Wrangler Spy Shots

Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer in MO

We LOVE getting to look at spy shots of the latest vehicles that come out. This includes the Jeep Wrangler that will soon be out at All Star Jeep Dealer in MO. These spy shots were very revealing and we wanted to share what we thought we saw here with you today.

Previously standard on Sahara and Rubicon models, improved LED headlights are something the die-hards have wished for a long time now. The newfangled clusters appear to offer greater lighting performance than the current units, but they’re not alone. They’re complemented by round-shaped fog lights located under the headlights, grafted into the Wrangler’s bumper.

The newest spy photos of the JL Wrangler further reveal two hood vents and a set of chunky BF Goodrich tires wrapped around black-painted wheels fastened with six lug nuts. The body-on-frame configuration also appears to offer better approach and departure angles than the JK Wrangler, whereas the rear incorporates a tailgate-mounted spare wheel.

There were two mules (test models) out, one of them is fitted with the removable soft top, and the other features some sort of hardtop. According to leaked documents, the first type of 2018 Jeep Wrangler to roll off the line is the two-door JL in hardtop configuration. In March 2018, the Toledo plant will start production of the soft-top Wrangler, whereas right-hand drive models are go for June 11.

“Next August will see the introduction of the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, which will prove popular in markets such as Europe based on the sales figures for the JK and JKU. Over in the United States, the biggest sellers in terms of engine options will be the tried-and-tested Pentastar V6 and the Hurricane inline-4.”-autoevolution.com

For more information on the Jeep Wrangler, head to All Star Jeep Dealer today!

Don’t Let Collision Repair be Scary!

Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge near Illinois

If you have been in an accident, you know how scary it can be. One thing you should not have to worry about is your car, truck, or SUV being repaired correctly. If you bring your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler to the collision repair center at All Star Dodge near Illinois, you don’t have to worry. Their factory trained and certified technicians know exactly what to do to get your vehicle back in the condition it was before the accident.

Even if the damage done to your car is mostly just cosmetic, it is important to get a collision repair done as quickly as you can. You never know if something that looks harmless is causing – or could cause – harm to interior parts like the engine or an axle.  Getting a collision repair done immediately could end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.

There are two vital components of a collision repair. The first is the parts that are used. It is important that the highest quality of replacement parts are utilized for your collision repair. This will ensure that your vehicle is restored back to the way it looked before the accident. Good parts will also go a long way to guaranteeing that your collision repair is solid and durable.

The other important area that needs to be addressed for your collision repair is the color matching. In order to make it appear as though your car was never damaged, the color has to be matched exactly. If All Star does your repairs, there is no need to worry because they have the exact paint supplied by the factory!

Get your repairs done at All Star today!

New Journey in 2019?

Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near Glendale

The Dodge Journey has been around for a long time, and we are excited to announce that we will be getting a new generation in 2019! Though there are still a couple of years before this model shows up on the All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler dealership lot, we wanted to share with you some information on what we expect to see on the new Dodge Journey in 2019.

Automotive News reports that a new Journey will arrive for 2019 and it’ll be based on Alfa Romeo’s new rear-drive Giorgio platform. That’s the same platform that underpins the lovely—if mechanically troubled—Giulia sedanand the Stelvio SUV. Fiat Chrysler is expected base the next Dodge Charger and Challenger on this platform too. Automotive News is light on details in its report, but it says that the next Journey will remain a two-row crossover and that production will be shifted from Mexico to Italy.

“We’re curious to see what engines this new Journey will get. The Stelvio is currently offered with Alfa Romeo’s new 280-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder and its 505-hp 2.9-liter V6 in the high-performance Quadrifoglio. Going to a rear-wheel drive platform would be a welcome change of pace for the Journey. A Stelvio-based crossover is certainly more interesting than what we’ve got from Dodge now.”-roadandtrack.com

It will certainly be interesting to see what the final specs are on the 2019 Dodge Journey. In the mean time, we invite you to head to All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near Glendale and take the current Dodge Journey out for a spin. You are sure to love this minivan and all of the many options and safety features that it has to offer. Get to All Star today and get shopping!

Let’s Talk Durango SRT

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge in Bridgeton

So you find yourself needing something powerful, sporty, and that can haul a number of people. If this is you, then you need to check out the new Dodge Durango SRT at All Star Dodge in Bridgeton. This powerful workhorse offers great agility and comfort all at the same time. Let’s take a deeper look at this powerful model.

Appropriately billed by Dodge as the Charger of SUVs, the Durango SRT starts with the brand’s naturally aspirated 6.4-liter V-8 found in various versions of the aforementioned Charger (as well as the Challenger). The 475-hp engine also boasts 470 lb-ft of torque and is capable of propelling the big brute to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. That’s just two ticks slower than the Challenger 392, which weighs in at a significantly lighter 4,240 lb. “It growls just as properly as it does in the Challenger when pushed, which is always good for a smile — or at least a satisfied smirk. Dodge says the Durango SRT’s eight-speed automatic, which distributes power to all four wheels via a standard all-wheel drive system that can send up to 70 percent of torque to the rear wheels, has been specifically calibrated for the vehicle. Shifts can reportedly be cracked off in as little as 160 milliseconds and there’s a satisfying WHOMP to each one when you have the hammer down.”-automobilemag.com

Its suspension is bolstered by Bilstein adaptive dampers, 3-percent stiffer front springs, 16 percent-stiffer rear springs, and an 18 percent-stiffer rear anti-roll bar. The effect is a surprisingly agile package on track that offers a smooth and comfortable ride on road with minimal NVH aside from the engine’s soundtrack.

You can get your Dodge Durango SRT at All Star Dodge today. What’s stopping you from getting the SUV you deserve?

Looking to the Future!

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Florissant

We always get really excited when FCA puts out anything regarding what their future plans for the brand might happen to be. We are really excited about some of the news that Chrysler put out over the last couple of days and we wanted to share what we heard. While some of this information is just projections and predictions, we still thought you might like to read about it. Remember, you can always get the latest Chrysler cars at All Star Chrysler near Florissant.

Tipo/Neon: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has studied importing the compact Fiat Tipo sedan into the U.S. from Europe and likely rebadging it as a Chrysler Neon. However, no plan has been announced.

200: Production of the 200 midsize sedan has ended. It will not be replaced.

300: Sources say a planned redesign of the LX-based 300 onto the Giorgio platform, originally scheduled for 2020, has been scrapped. Instead, designers will do a major freshening of the 300 in 2019 in hopes of shedding weight and improving fuel economy. The addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder is a strong possibility to augment an improved V-6 to help get the job done. In the meantime, Chrysler will put a Hellcat engine in its luxury sedan in late 2018.

Pacifica: The well-regarded Chrysler Pacifica minivan will be freshened in 2020.

Midsize crossover: The front-wheel-drive midsize crossover, to be built at FCA’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois beginning in 2019, will share a platform with the Jeep Cherokee and have three rows of seating, similar to the Dodge Journey.

These are just a few of the vehicles that we might be seeing over the next 3 to 5 years. We know that FCA will commit to providing the latest technologies in each of these models and we cant wait!

All Star is a Cut Above the Rest!

All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near Ellisville

When you need to get a new or used car, you need to head to All Star Dodge near Ellisville. They are the best Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler dealer in the St. Louis area, and once you shop with them, you are sure to see why. All Star Dealership is a full service dealership that offers everything from sales to servicing, guaranteed financing to parts. There is nothing that this dealership really can not do. Today we want to take a look at a few of the different services that All Star has to offer.

Finance Department: Did you know that All Star has a staff that is completely devoted to financing? Their team has the experience and know how to get you the right financing. If you have credit problems, you can get the financing you need for the vehicle you want, and help yourself re-establish your credit while driving your new or used vehicle thanks to their guaranteed financing program! Don’t be taken advantage of because of your credit history. All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram can arrange all of your financing and take the hassles out of your next car buying experience. Our experienced staff can give you the best rates on buys and leases with our relationships with many area lenders. By understanding your personal situation and your vehicle desires, we can tailor a custom financing plan for you.

Not every dealership is willing to designate the kind of resources that All Star Dodge Ram does to financing. Most dealerships just have a single guy in a room that handles financing for the whole lot, but that is just not how All Star thinks business should be done. They think that you need to put the customer first and their finance department does just that. Get to All Star today!

Ram 2500 Engines

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon

The Ram line of trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon are powerful working vehicles. They can take the rough jobs on without any strain. This got us wondering what makes the Ram 2500 trucks so capable. The answer is the engine options. Let’s explore those more here today.

Three engine options lie at the core of the 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 range: a 5.7-liter V-8, a 6.4-liter V-8, and a 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline six-cylinder. Both gas engines are paired with six-speed automatic transmissions; the diesel gets a six-speed manual option or a choice of two six-speed automatics. Both rear-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models are available in both Ram 2500 and 3500 spec, with a wide range of cab styles and bed lengths.

The 5.7-liter that forms the base engine option is rated at 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the 6.4-liter and output rises to 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The diesel, available in three specifications, pushes the 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 to beast mode, with up to 385 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque.

“The two lower-output versions of the diesel are rated at 350 hp / 660 lb-ft and 370 hp / 800 lb-ft, respectively.While a nearly infinite list of cab, bed, engine, transmission, and drivetrain options influence total towing capacity, the Ram 2500 can be configured to tow up to 17,980 lbs, and the Ram 3500 can tow up to 30,000 lbs.”-motortrend.com

For more information on the Ram 2500 and its engines, head to All Star and take a test drive. Their team has the knowledge and experience to help you find the right truck and engine model for you. All Star knows that you need a truck that works as hard as you do. You need the Ram 2500. Head to All Star Dodge Ram today!

Why is Auto Service So Important?

Service Center at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis

We all know we are supposed to properly maintain our auto vehicles, but what exactly does that mean, and why? Today we want to talk about why it is important to get all of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler cars, trucks, and SUVs serviced at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis.

Regularly servicing your car can make the difference between it running smoothly and fuel efficiently, and the risk of it breaking down and incurring an expensive and unexpected repair. It can be a false economy to avoid regular car servicing, since expected wear and tear requiring minor maintenance, can fast become a costly major repair or replacement.

The service schedule for your vehicle will depend on the manufacturer and also depend on the car’s mileage and age.

“We have defined an Interim Service as having 35 main action points including, four changes and four top-ups. The changes include engine oil, oil filter and wheel nut torque (depending on the vehicle’s mileage and manufacturer specification). The dealership will also check and change the tire pressure and top up the clutch fluid, power steering reservoir, brake fluid level and windscreen washer if required.”-automyze.theaa.com

The dealership will also perform checks on other parts of the vehicle and if these parts need changing they will communicate this with you in advance of carrying out the work to make sure you are aware of what additional work is required and whether any further costs may be incurred.

If you have any questions on the kind of servicing done on at the All Star service center, just ask! Their friendly and factory trained technicians would love to answer any questions that you might have. Stop by the All Star service center today!

Parts are Pivotal!

Parts Department at All Star Dodge near Saint Charles

Where do you go when you need new parts for one of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler cars, trucks, or SUVs? Do you just head to the local parts store and buy whatever they tell you fits your vehicle make and model? Sure you can trust them we suppose, but is that really the best choice for your beloved vehicle? We think that the better choice is to buy all of your parts from the auto parts department at All Star Dodge near Saint Charles.

But why is it better to buy your parts from the dealership? Well, here are a few pros:

  • Easier to choose your part: If you go to the parts counter at a dealership and ask for any part, you’ll usually get one type. You don’t have to worry about assessing the quality of different brands and prices. Not to mention that the friendly staff at All Star can share with you tips for making the installation process a little bit easier.
  • Greater assurance of quality: The OEM part should work exactly as the one you are replacing. It is what the vehicle was manufactured with and provides a peace of mind in its familiarity and performance. Using the correct part means that you will get the most efficiency out of your vehicle.
  • Comes with a warranty: Most automakers back up their OEM parts with a one-year warranty. And if you get your car repaired at the dealer, they’ll usually stand by their labor as well.

If you need help figuring out which parts you need for your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler vehicle, stop by All Star and talk with a member of their team. They would love to assist you!