A new year is on the horizon, which means new changes, big and small, for the FCA lineup. Across all four main models sold from our dealership, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, there has been a freshening of the availability of features and trim options for 2019. Read on for a preview of all that’s coming to our lineup of vehicles, and come in to Southtown Chrysler in the coming months to see these new additions in person!
Chrysler has seen the fewest modifications to their three vehicles across the entire FCA lineup. If you’re a fan of all black looks, though, you’re in luck! On both the Chrysler 300 and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a “Black Noise” appearance package has been added, outfitting the vehicles in stark black. Added to more trim levels on the base Pacifica is a heated steering wheel, auto-dim rear view mirror and 17-inch grey polished wheels. New paint options have been added as well, with Luxury White and Maximum Steel variants. They may not be major changes, but Chrysler continues to add more customizable features to their lineup.
Jeep gets a wide selection of additions to their model lineup. Most notably in the Cherokee, getting a brand new 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque capability. The exterior has been updated, highlighted by a new aluminum hood design, lights and a hands-free liftgate. These subtle changes have been made to make the Jeep look more classically “Jeep.” Inside is an improved Uconnect® system, black accents and a redesigned Jeep Active Drive II system. For the Grand Cherokee, rear cross traffic detection and the blind spot monitoring system have been made standard on all trims. The Uconnect® system has seen subtle changes to make it a more high quality build. The Jeep Renegade gets a new exterior design, as well, with fog and tailight modifications, along with a new 1.3L engine which provides 177 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. The Compass only sees adaptive cruise control put onto the Advanced Safety Group package. Not much has changed with the classic Wrangler, forward collision warning and the adaptive cruise control has been added to its Advanced Safety Group. The entire Jeep lineup has seen changes, both large and small.
The Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger lead the pack in changes for 2019, most notably to their high power trim levels. A Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye was introduced, while the regular SRT Hellcat was further upgraded. For the Charger, the SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack trims have added a new grille, which adds even more high-level performance with its sleek design. The SRT Hellcat also received new instrument badges, as well as engine upgrades like a Torque Reverse and After-Run Chiller. For options outside of the sports cars, the Durango GT got a new performance hood. The SRT got new features including a Harman Kardon 19-speaker audio system, Brembo™ Brakes and more. The Dodge Journey lineup was shored up, while still available options saw the introduction of a Black Appearance look, interior temperature control and new paint options. Dodge is bringing even more high performance for 2019.
There’s been a big change in the 2018 Ram as compared to the new 2019 Ram. The old version of the Ram is still in production, but now as the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic. The new Ram for 2019 has been redesigned to set itself apart from the classic model. The Ram ProMaster City has received small changes, including some new badging and telematics for fleet needs. The regular ProMaster has added three new trim levels to best suit the specifics of your business. The major change in Ram is the large scale 1500 design, bringing a vastly new truck model into the forefront for the company.