5 Reasons the 2017 Chrysler Town & Country is Great for Toronto Families

Chrysler Town and Country - The Perfect Vehicle for Families

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The 2017 edition of the Chrysler Town & Country is now the ultimate minivan on the market. As Chrysler shuts down production of the Grand Caravan, it will push all its focus into making the Town & Country the minivan of the future. So, how does this affect you? Here’s a few reasons why you’ll love the new vehicle for all your family’s needs.

Supporting the Local Economy

Although Chrysler isn’t a Canadian company, you support the local economy. Chrysler retooled its Windsor plant to make way for the new Town & Country. As a result, your purchase of a new minivan pumps money back into the economy of Ontario. As a result, much of this money is then funneled into beautification projects, education, and other activities that improve the lives of you and your family in Toronto. (more…)

Six High-Tech Updates Coming to the 2017 Chrysler Town & Country

High-Tech Updates Coming to the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country

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The Chrysler Town & Country has long been a staple of the American minivan market. As Chrysler says farewell to its other minivan, the Grand Caravan, it looks to enhance its reputation as the top-flight minivan producer in the country. Coming in 2017, the Town & Country will offer new specs, features, and looks on Chrysler’s flagship family vehicle. Here’s a look at some of those new updates.

Plug-In Hybrid Option

For many families, the minivan is a way to get from here to there within proximity to the home. To help cut on fuel costs, the 2017 Town & Country will support a plug-in hybrid option, allowing people to get to their destination at a fraction of the cost. These plug-ins use electric power to turn the wheels, and gasoline is only used to generate the electricity needed. It’s a great upgrade that’s the first of its kind in the minivan market. (more…)

4 Reasons the 2015 Chrysler 200 is Built for Toronto Drivers

Reasons the 2015 Chrysler 200 is made for Toronto drivers

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If you haven’t looked at the completely redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 for your next new car, you’re overlooking a car just made for Toronto drivers. It has the features and performance you’d expect from a high-end luxury sedan and a price tag attractive to even dedicated bargain hunters. Shopping for a new mid-sized sedan? Here’s why you should take a closer look at the 2015 Chrysler 200.

Great Fuel Economy

The 2015 200 has improved its fuel economy 26 percent over previous models, due to its sleek, aerodynamic design, upgraded 184 horsepower, four-cylinder engine, and Segment First nine speed automatic transmission. The four-cylinder model boasts NRCan (National Resources Canada) estimated 10.2/28 mpg city and 6.4/44 mpg highway, while the powerful 295 horsepower optional six-cylinder model gets an impressive 12.4/23 mpg city and 7.5/38 mpg highway.  (more…)

The 4 Best Chrysler’s Coming in 2017

Chrysler 200 redesign for 2017

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According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ latest product plan, the Chrysler brand will be expanding upon their current product line consisting of the 200, 300, and Town & Country, by the time the 2017 production year comes around with two more models, a compact sedan and a full-size CUV. FCA’s overall plan is to position Chrysler as the company’s flagship mainstream American automotive brand. Here is what’s in store for the next few years.

100

The 2017 Chrysler 100 compact is presumably based on the Fiat Aagea concept set to release in 2016. It will be unquestionably the smallest sedan FCA has to offer, sharing the same SUSW (small US wide) platform as the Fiat 500L, which is smaller than the Dodge Dart. As part of Chrysler’s brand repositioning away from its perceived luxury brand status, they are targeting the compact sedan market of the Audi A3, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, and Honda Civic. Picture a smaller sibling of the 200 with a slightly higher roof. (more…)

The Top 5 Chrysler Cars Perfect For Every Canadian

Top Chrysler for Toronto Drivers

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Chrysler is one of three big name automakers in America since it’s beginnings in 1925. Over the years, the company has gone through changes and dealt with the financial crisis that hit in the late 2000s. the company is now partnered with Fiat, and has production all over the world, including Canada. Canadians are buying up these luxury sedans, so here are five Chrysler 2015 models that will be on Canada’s roads soon.

1. Chrysler 200 Sedan

Chrysler gave up its 200 convertible, stopping production in 2014. This year, the redesigned sedan has a brand new cabin and exterior. Inside, there’s a touchscreen interface, adaptive cruise control, and perpendicular and parallel parking help. Outside, the sedan features LED lights and gets up to 44 miles per gallon on the highway. (more…)

The 3 Best Chrysler Cars of 2015

3 Best Chrysler Cars In 2015

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In Chrysler’s continued revamp since their merger with Fiat completed in 2014, the automaker’s flagship brand has maintained a slim down offering of three core models with one major overhaul.

2015 Chrysler 200

MSRP Range: $21,995 – $30,825

What started out as the re-branding of the Sebring in 2011 has entered a new generation. Built on an Alfa Romeo platform, the new 200 shares little in common with previous model years. The mid-size sedan features an all new interior, styling, and engine block. It’s more fuel-efficient than its predecessors thanks to a new 9-speed automatic transmission that comes standard in all trims.

The new 200 is available with two engine options. The first is a modest front-wheel drive 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower. The second option is the all-wheel drive 3.6-liter V6 yielding 295 horsepower. Fuel economy for the 4-cylinder is a respectable 23/36 mpg while the V6 clocks in at 18/29 mpg.

Chrysler has eliminated the convertible option for 2015. (more…)

Kris Rams is One of Auto Remarketing Canada’s 40 Under 40

Kris Rams is one of Auto Remarketing Canada's 40 Under 40

Kris Rams
General Manager, Vice President

We’re so proud of our General Manager / Vice President, Kris Rams. He has been recognized by Auto Remarketing Canada as one of their top 40 Under 40.

Kris has been part of the Islington Chrysler Fiat team for the last 11 years. In addition, he was raised in an automotive household. His father, Al Rams, has been a longstanding influence in the Canadian automotive industry for over 41 years.

Kris has led Islington Chrysler Fiat to be one of the top sales leaders in Ontario and has positioned the dealership to continue to do well in the future. We want to thank Auto Remarketing Canada for recognizing Kris Rams. Read the entire article by clicking here.

What To Do When You Need an Affordable Car Fast

What To Do When You Need An Affordable Car Fast

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Everyone can relate to that panicked feeling you get when you realize your car has finally died. How will you get to work? Who will pick up the kids from school? It’s especially intense if you live in a car-centric city like Dallas where public transportation systems leave a lot to be desired.

Renting a car can cost thousands of dollars a month, especially if you need a roomy family vehicle. And if you don’t have a chunk of cash on hand for a down payment, financing a new car might be out of reach. If that sounds like you, there is another option: A new car lease.

The Advantages of a New Car Lease

When you rent a car from a rental company, you are limited by the models they keep in their fleet. Most rental companies focus on compact and mid-size cars; if you need a mini-van for your family or a truck for work, they may not have a vehicle that meets your needs on the lot. In addition, you may have to swap vehicles periodically at the request of your rental company. Worst of all, you may get a vehicle that someone has smoked in.  (more…)

How To Turn Your Jeep Into an Off-Roading Machine For Summer

Make Your Jeep Into an Off Roading MachineWhether you’re on vacation from school or work or just taking advantage of the fine weather on a weekend, you’ve got to take the Jeep out for an off-road spin this summer. Your Jeep is just sitting there waiting to tangle with the underbrush, climb the boulders, and splash through the mud. Get it ready with these summer off-roading upgrades.

Raise the Clearance!

Instead of raising the roof, raise the floor. The more space between the bottom of your tires and the bottom of your Jeep, the bigger the obstacles you can climb. The most obvious way to get superior ground clearance is by installing a new set of giant tires, the bigger the better. Once you get past a certain size tire, you’ll need to make sure they don’t scrape the fender by installing a suspension lift.

Now that your Jeep is about as high off the ground as you are tall, you’ll need exterior accessories to help you climb in. Rocker bars serve the dual purpose of protecting your Jeep and giving you and your passengers a foothold. (more…)

Join Us During BlackList Rally 2015

Islington Chrysler's Viper in the BlackList RallyFor those of you that are familiar with our dealership, you know we have an affinity for Dodge Vipers. This year we’re proud to announce we will be participating in the BlackList Rally driving our very own Viper. Our own General Manager Kris Rams will be driving while Christine Barisheff, our Digital Manager, will be navigating. We would love to have your support during the event! Follow us on Twitter to see our live tweets during the rally or come out to cheer us on.  (more…)