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Chrysler is on a Roll!

New Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Saint Charles

We are huge fans of FCA and are always happy to hear when they are going very well. It was released recently that FCA profits for the first quarter were astounding! This is good news because it means that we will see more great Chrysler Cars going into production, we hope at least. Let’s take a look at why things went so well for FCA during the first quarter.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Wednesday it earned a profit of $698.2 million (641 million euro) during the first quarter, a 34% gain compared with the same period a year ago, driven primarily by profits in Europe and gains by its Maserati brand.

The quarterly earnings, a record for the company since it was formed from the merger of Fiat and Chrysler, increased from $521 million (478 million euro) the automaker earned during the same period last year. “We would couch the results as a good start to 2017. We had a record performance,” in terms of pre-tax profits, said Fiat Chrysler CFO Richard Palmer.

The automaker’s profits, which were slightly better that what investors expected, are a good sign for the automaker as it faces an increasingly difficult sales environment in the U.S. and is trying to achieve the goals set out in a five-year plan in 2014.

Shares of the automaker’s stock rose $1.11, or 10.5%, to close at $11.65 for the day, its highest trading price over the past year.

Fiat Chrysler’s  global revenue increased 4% to $30.2 billion (27.7 billion euro) during the first quarter compared with $28.9 billion (26.6 billion euro) for the same period last year.

The automaker’s profits work out to 47 cents per share (43 cents euro), slightly ahead of analysts, who, on average, expected the company to earn 46 cents, per share (42 cents euro), according to MarketWatch. (This information was compiled from freep.com and the FCA news conference.)

Get quality Chrysler Cars at All Star near Saint Charles!

 

 

Springtime Service!

Service at All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue

Has anyone else been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather we have been having, in February, non-the-less! The groundhog may have said that it would be six more weeks of winter, but we are beginning to think that Phil was wrong. This early spring is awesome and it has us thinking about springtime auto maintenance. After winter, it is incredibly important that you take all of your Dodge Ram vehicles into All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue and let their service department give your vehicle a look over.

Why is auto maintenance is so important after winter? It is important because during the winter your vehicle passes perils that it wouldn’t encounter in other seasons. Icy conditions and salt can be hard on the belts in your car. Having a factory certified technician inspect and service your car will help to ensure that everything is running as it should. A properly running vehicle means that you are getting the best fuel efficiency possible.

It is really easy to have your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles serviced at All Star. You can even schedule your service appointment online!

All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep’s service center is staffed with expert mechanics who provide high-quality Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge auto repair in St. Louis. We understand how much you depend on your vehicle, so our auto repair staff will work to get your Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge vehicle back on the road as fast as possible.

The All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep auto technicians work to industry specifications to ensure your Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge vehicle runs well for many miles to come. Our St. Louis car repair staff is trained to correctly diagnose and fix any issues your vehicle may have.

2014 Dodge Dart Named 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick!

Dodge Dealer St Louis FinancingOn December 19th, it was announced that the Dodge Dart was named to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s 2014 Top Safety Pick list.  Since it’s introduction to the market in 2012, the Dodge Dart has continued to be put on this prestigious list.  To get on the list, the Dart had to perform in a manner that gave it scores of “good” in the categories of moderate-overlap, side impact, roof strength, and whiplash.  In order to get the Top Safety Pick distinction is had to additionally score at a level of “acceptable” or higher in the IIHS’s new small-overlap front crash evaluation.  A score of “good” is the highest given by the IIHS.

One of the strongest factors contributing to the Dart’s place on this list it it’s 68 percent content ratio of high-strength steel, which is among the highest in the industry.  The Dart also has the highest total airbag count in it’s segment with 10 standard-equipment, advance technology airbags.  It is additionally manufactured with a class-leading 60-plus safety and security features.  These features include Chrysler’s ParkView® back-up camera, Blind-Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Path detection.

The Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 were also named as IIHS 2014 Top Safety Picks along with the Dodge Dart.

Visit All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to test drive one of these IIHS Top Safety Pick winners today!  All-Star has been providing quality Chrysler Group cars, trucks, and SUVs to the St Louis area for years and strives to continue in this tradition for many more.  We even offer Dodge Dealer St Louis financing…..and it’s guaranteed!  So, what are you waiting for?  Contact the All-Star team to get started on your way to a new Dodge Chrysler Jeep or Ram today!

 

5 Chrysler Brand Vehicles Recognized as “Best Buys”

New Inventory of Chrysler Cars St LouisOn November 4th, the Consumer Guide Automotive experts honored five Chrysler Group vehicles with the distinction of being “Best Buys” for 2014!  The vehicles honored included:

  • Chrysler Town & Country – Minivan Category
  • Ram 1500 – Pickup Truck Category
  • Dodge Durango – Large SUV Category
  • Dodge Grand Caravan – Minivan Category
  • Dodge Journey – Midsize Crossover Catgory

According to Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group, “We are honored to have five vehicles named as ‘Best Buys’ by Consumer Guide® Automotive.  Receiving a prestigious ‘Best Buy’ award for five of our vehicles is exciting, but it’s also proof that media and customers are recognizing that we’re making continual quality and performance improvements to our products.”

Consumer Guide Automotive is know to provide consumers with extensive evaluations, expert opinions, and reliable facts in relation to all new and used vehicles on the market. To receive a “Best Buy” distinction from Consumer Guide Automotive a vehicle must have rated at the top of its class and be strongly endorsed by Consumer Guide Automotive editors.

Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide® Automotive had this to say about Chrysler Group vehicles.  “The overall refinement and sense of quality Chrysler Group has brought to its latest generation of vehicles is noteworthy.  The 2014 Best Buy recipients are especially impressive in that prices have not risen significantly as a result of these improvements–making them very strong values.”

Take a closer look at all of these impressive vehicles by visiting the new and used vehicle experts at All-Star Chrysler cars dealership near Ellisville today! The All-Star lot is full of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles you want!  Plus, All-Star always offers the best deals to it’s customers from the St. Louis area!  Visit us in Bridgeton now!

Award Winning Dodge and Chrysler Cars

trophy for award winning new chrysler cars in MOAll Star Dodge Dealership, home of a great selection of new Chrysler cars near Wentzville, is pleased to announce that 4 new Dodge and Chrysler cars have taken the “Best 2013 Total Quality” award.  The winning vehicles include; Dodge Dart which is a leader in the small car class, Chrysler Town & Country minivan-took the highest scores in the minivan class,, Dodge Durango SUV which came in at the top of the medium SUV class list, and last but certainly not least, the Chrysler 200 Convertible which took the honors for the best  convertible under $30,000.

These 4 Dodge and Chrysler cars ranked the highest in their respective class in the “Best 2013 Total Quality” awards which ranks vehicles according to new owner’s evaluations. Nearly 17,568 new car owners were polled and asked to rank their experience with their new cars including the following categories; reliability, driving excitement, emotional attachment, as well as overall satisfaction in the buying experience when it comes to sales and service.

“In today’s competitive market, customers expect and deserve a highly reliable vehicle,” Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group LLC, said. “This particular study recognizes that to excel in overall quality it’s important to also deliver well-crafted, exciting vehicles and ensure customer satisfaction after the sale. These honors show that customers appreciate the innovations in the all-new Dart as well the ongoing improvements we’re making throughout our product lineup.”

Dodge Dart leads its segment in the small car class which is really a big deal, particularly considering how competitive this segment really is. Most automakers are pouring all of their resources into research and design  as well as technology development in the small compact car class due to the increased demand in the market for fuel efficient cars.  The Dart’s high ranking in the Total Quality index is a testament to the innovative styling and quality that went into the engineering of the new Dodge Dart.

New Chrysler Town & Country

new chrysler town & country st. louisThe 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Saint Charles in Missouri, is powered by a standard V6 engine mated with a 6 speed automatic transmission.  This award winning powertrain delivers 283 HP and 260 lb/ft of torque.    Fuel efficiency is average for this class with an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of  17 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. Test drivers also comment that the Town & Country offers a very smooth ride.

According to R. L. Polk, the Chrysler Town & Country is at the top of the list when it comes to owner loyalty ratings in the minivan class.  Town & Country offers the most versatile seating configuration in its class with the popular “Stow N Go” seating.

Chrysler Town & Country’s new fuel economizer feature assists  drivers improve fuel economy by decreasing rolling-resistance tires and lower drag and rear bearings.

The Initial Quality Study is based on reviews submitted by over eight three thousand minivan owners to ask how many problems were incurred after 3 months of ownership.  Any problems with the vehicle’s design or any manufacturer defects are identified.  This year Chrysler Town & Country has moved up as many as ten positions in the IQS .

“The Chrysler Town & Country is the highest-ranking minivan in two of the three most recent initial quality reports,” said Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group. “The team at Windsor Assembly Plant has really embraced World Class Manufacturing and recognizes that every employee has a role in improving the quality of our vehicles.”

If you are interested in scheduling a test drive of the new or used Town & Country Minivan in Missouri or Illinois, contact us today at All Star Dodge Dealership conveniently located in  Bridgeton near St. Louis MO, you won’t be disappointed!

The Award Winning Chrysler Town & Country

awardsfor the Chrysler Town and Country St. LouisAll Star Dodge Chrysler Dealer, home of a wide selection of new St. Louis Chrylser Town & Country minivans in Missouri is pleased to announce that the 2013 Town & Country has been honored with several awards and it ranks 3 out of 6 Minivans according to BestCars.com.

According to Chrysler News; “Chrysler Town & Country has the highest owner loyalty in the segment according to R.L. Polk and provides the most innovative seating and storage system with Standard Stow ‘n Go Seats.”

The new Town & Country also has an  award-winning 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 powertrain having received the “Ward’s 10 Best Engine” award twice.  The engine delivers best-in-class power delivering 283 HP and 260 lb./ft. of torque without sacrificing fuel efficiency . Chrysler Town & Country delivers 17 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway with its standard V6 engine.  Its fuel economizer mode helps drivers get the best fuel economy possible.  The engine is mated with a 62TE 6 speed automatic transmission.

Auto reviewers say they really like the Town & Country’s  standard Stow ‘n Go second-row seats, which fold into the floor to maximize cargo space.

“The Chrysler Town & Country is the highest-ranking minivan in two of the three most recent initial quality reports,” said Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group. “The team at Windsor Assembly Plant has really embraced World Class Manufacturing and recognizes that every employee has a role in improving the quality of our vehicles.”

Standard features on the Town & Country are plentiful and include; a rear-seat entertainment system with Blu-Ray capability, and more. Higher trim levels offer a wide range of high tech features such as;  Sirius Backseat TV, Chrysler’s U Connect WiFi system and navigation and more.  According to auto reviewers the Town & Country’s navigation system is very simple to operate and they raved about how functional it and easy to use it is in driving situations.

Stop into All Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep , Ram Dealership and see for yourself why the new Town & Country minivan earns such high scores in owner loyalty today.

 

New Dodge Cars Receive J.D. Power Awards

Dodge cars in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a great lineup of new Dodge cars in St. Louis, is pleased to announce that several new Dodge cars have recently been award winners from J.D. Power.

The 2013 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout study-also called the APEAL study, has deemed the 2013 Dodge Charger and Fiat 500 top in their segments and the Ram truck ranks the highest in the non-premium brand category.  Chrysler 300 ranked third in the segment in the study.

J.D. Powers conducts the APEAL Study every year in order to measure just “how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive, based on customer evaluations of 77 vehicle attributes of new 2013 model year vehicles,” says Chrysler News.

Customers are given surveys after 90 days of ownership as part of the study.  J.D. Power says that the most appealing vehicles and winners of the study have greater owner loyalty, and usually sell faster at higher prices.

“The vehicle characteristics measured in the APEAL study are just as relevant to owners’ overall quality impressions as the issues identified in the IQS survey,” Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group LLC said. “A vehicle’s subjective appeal is what really sets it apart from the competition and strengthens a customer’s willingness to recommend their car or truck. We are constantly investing in product upgrades to improve all aspects of quality and customer satisfaction.”

Dodge cars such as the Charger have won three years in a row.

This is the third consecutive year the Dodge Charger has led its segment in the APEAL Study. The Chrysler 300 ranked third in the segment in the study.

Usually premium brands will rank higher and account for the top 10 winning spots in the APEAL study, but this year the Dodge Ram Truck was the highest ranking non-premium brand.

Chrysler Models Receive 2013 Consumer Guide’Best Buy’ Award

chrysler dealer st.louis award winning carsAll Star Dodge, Chrysler Dealer St. Louis in Missouri is pleased to announce that 5 Chrysler Group vehicles have received the “Best Buy” award for 2013 models from Consumer Guide.

Those award winning vehicles include; The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country, Ram 1500, Dodge Durango, Dodge Grand Caravan and Dodge Journey.

The 5 Chrysler Group vehicles which earned places on the 2013 prestigious list include

  • Chrysler Town & Country Minivan
  • Ram 1500 Full Size Pickup Truck
  • Dodge Durango Large Crossover
  • Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan
  • Dodge Journey Midsize Crossover

Consumer Guide editors select from many vehicles each year by testing and driving all major models in as many as 19 different categories. The models which best meet the needs of consumers are deemed a “Best Buy.”

“We are honored to have five of our vehicles, including three Dodge vehicles, recognized by Consumer Guide® Automotive as Best Buys for 2013,” said Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group. “These awards are proof that Chrysler Group creates cars, trucks, crossovers, minivans and SUVs that both customers and critics appreciate.”

Winning vehicles of the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards were ranked at the top in their class and have been “strongly endorsed by the editors,” according to BestCars.com

“The Chrysler Group turnaround has been a treat to watch. In a few short years the company has made revolutionary gains in terms of drivetrain sophistication and materials, and assembly quality. Chrysler really feels like an all new entity.” – Tom Appel, Publisher

Consumer Guide is a leading authority publication on new and used automobiles and its editors write extensive evaluations and car reviews, publishing reliable facts and opinions based on expert accounts of new and used vehicles.

2013 Chrysler Town & Country Leads Minivan Segment in IQS

Chrysler cars such as the Town and Country in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide selection of new Chrysler cars near St. Peters is pleased to announce that the Chrysler 300 ranks in top three of large car segment in J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS).  Chrysler Town & Country ranks highest for initial quality in the minivan segment.

This study-the IQS, is based on over 83,000 owners of 2013 model year vehicles surveyed about dependability and quality after 90 days of ownership.  Owners are asked to list any problems with their new vehicle’s design or any defects.

“The Chrysler Town & Country is the highest-ranking minivan in two of the three most recent initial quality reports,” said Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group. “The team at Windsor Assembly Plant has really embraced World Class Manufacturing and recognizes that every employee has a role in improving the quality of our vehicles.”

Chrysler cars such as the Chrysler 300 also moved up as many as 10 positions in the 2013 IQS study, Chrysler 300 ranked 3rd in the large car segment.

When releasing the new study, J.D. Power stated that nearly 2/3rds of problems reported were related to the vehicle’s design as opposed to mechanical defects.

“We don’t want our customers inconvenienced by any issue, regardless of whether it’s something that breaks or a design feature the customer doesn’t like,” Betts explained. “Quality means different things to different customers and we design and build vehicles to appeal to a diverse customer base. Chrysler Group has defined six different types of quality and we have teams working hard to make improvements across the board.”

Test drive new Chrysler cars such as the Town & Country minivan in Saint Louis MO today and see why it was deemed number one by its owners.