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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!

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!

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!

A Patriot Replacement Still Coming?

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton

We have heard rumors flying around that there would be a Jeep Patriot replacement would be coming soon, but none has yet to be seen. We did get visual of a possible replacement via some spy shots, but no other pro-types have yet been released. We want to share with you what we think we saw on those spy shots. You can still get the Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton.

Jeep is currently conducting public road trials of prototypes for its new compact crossover SUV that will replace both the Compass and Patriot.

The new SUV will be positioned between the subcompact Renegade and small Cherokee and make its debut late this year at a special ceremony at Jeep’s plant in Pernambuco, Brazil.

A name is yet to be confirmed though we’ve heard that Jeep is likely to go with either Compass or Patriot, with the former more likely to get the tick because of its greater recognition in markets outside the United States.

Underpinning the vehicle is a stretched version of the platform found in the Renegade, known within FCA as Small-Wide. In fact, earlier test mules used modified Renegade bodies. Also borrowed from the Renegade will likely be an independent suspension setup, with MacPherson struts up front and a Chapman strut design out back.

Inline-4 engines will feature across the range, with the primary unit expected to be a new 2.0-liter turbocharged unit. Expect 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic options in the transmission department. Front-wheel drive will be standard with all-wheel drive remaining an option. (This information was compiled from motorauthority.com, jeep.com, and our own look at the spy shots.)

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

Luxury in the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near North County

If you want luxury and practicality with off-roading capability, then you need to get the Jeep Grand Cherokee from All Star Jeep Dealer near North County. This SUV packs a lot of punch in a new and more luxurious package! Let’s learn more about this Jeep Grand Cherokee.

It’s hard to find a truly off-road-ready SUV these days, especially at a reasonable price. But if you’re shopping for one, Jeep has you covered with the 2017 Grand Cherokee.

Off-road prowess isn’t the Grand Cherokee’s only trick, though. Three compelling engines help set the Jeep Grand Cherokee apart. The base 3.6-liter gasoline V6 delivers decent power and fuel economy; the optional turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 increases fuel economy considerably and also pumps up the low-end torque. As for the available 5.7-liter V8, it sounds great and rivals the diesel with its robust towing capacity.

In addition to its well-sorted powertrains, the Grand Cherokee offers just about every upscale amenity and high-tech option you can think of. A premium interior and serious versatility make the Grand Cherokee a standout in the class. For Trail Rated luxury in a stylish package, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is certainly tough to top.

“The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a lot of standard and optional features to choose from, but in general, we’re most fond of the off-road-ready Trailhawk. It can go nearly anywhere and yet still comes with swanky equipment such as ventilated seats and the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen. The Trailhawk’s standard V6 is capable, but an upgrade to the diesel-powered V6 or the 5.7-liter V8 will significantly increase tow ratings. Beyond the extra pulling power, the diesel V6 offers impressive fuel economy, and the V8 gives this Jeep the character of a classic muscle car.”-edmunds.com

For more information on the power Jeep Grand Cherokee stop by All Star Jeep Dealer today!

What’s Coming for FCA?

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram in MO

We like to take a look into the future to see just what might be coming out of the FCA manufacturing plants in the upcoming years. While some of this is speculation, some of it is not. Remember, All Star Dodge Ram in MO will always have the latest and greatest Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler models as soon as they are available!

The first thing we found out was that the Jeep brand gets two new models in addition to the forthcoming Renegade. For clarification’s sake, the Renegade is a B-segment truck. FCA is (finally) killing the Compass and Patriot for a new C-segment SUV coming in 2016 to 2018.

The Cherokee remains in the D-segment and the Grand Cherokee is unchanged, but a new, luxury SUV — the long-awaited Grand Wagoneer — debuts in 2018. Jeep CEO Mike Manley says it’ll be the most premium Jeep ever built.

The Cherokee remains in the D-segment and the Grand Cherokee is unchanged, but a new, luxury SUV — the long-awaited Grand Wagoneer — debuts in 2018. Jeep CEO Mike Manley says it’ll be the most premium Jeep ever built.

The Wrangler gets an overhaul for 2017. We were told in the past a refresh would be coming in 2017. (Maybe a slight refresh before a full redesign?) No word on if a diesel Wrangler is part of the lineup, but we know Manley wants one.

“Since SRT as a standalone brand is dead, that means the Viper is now the Dodge Viper again. The oddest, but potentially awesome, Dodge plan? There’s a Journey SRT coming in 2017, as well as a total redesign the same year. The Challenger and Charger will soldier on for a few more years until a total overhaul in 2018. And Dodge will jump back into the B-segment in 2018 with an unnamed model.”-jalopnik.com

For more information on  the latest vehicles, stop by All Star Dodge Ram today!