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Mitsubishi adds more Innovation to the list

AS&G – Auto Stop and Go

AS&G idling stop automatically stops and starts the engine when the vehicle stops and starts.

As you can see in the above image, AS&G idling stop automatically stops and starts the engine when the vehicle stops and starts.

Idling Stop is a technology that automatically stops the engine when the vehicle stops. and automatically starts the engine when the vehicle starts moving again, for example when stopped and waiting at a traffic light. By turning off the engine when the car is in use but not moving, fuel economy is improved and CO2 is also reduced as exhaust gasses are eliminated when the engine is off. It works automatically and there is no difference between driving a car with AS&G and a car without it.

ACL – Active Cornering Lights

ACL provides support for night driving by additionally illuminating the direction in which the vehicle is moving in accordance with the steering angle.

35W halogen bulbs are used in the cornering lights. The system links with the turn signal light at speeds of 40km/h or less and also links with the angle of the steering wheel to additionally illuminating the direction in which the vehicle is moving. ACL makes driving at dark intersections, curves, etc. safer.

ACD  – Active Center Differential

The corporate philosophy of Mitsubishi Motors includes “Driving Pleasure” and “Toughness & Safety.” Our Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control System which controls both the driving force and braking force of the four wheels has made new-generation driving possible.

The ACD is a system that electronically controls the differential limit between the front and rear wheels to distribute an appropriate driving force to the four wheels. The system sets the base driving force distribution to 50:50 and controls the differential limit between the front and rear wheels from “Free” to “Locked 4WD.” It makes precise control a reality by using information about the wheel speed, the steering wheel angle, the engine torque, the brake pressure, and the yaw rate sensor, and combines a high level of traction performance and steering response adapted to the driving conditions.

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Brand New Mazda CX-9 2017

When you are a fan of sports cars and also you have a family to ride with, you can always go to Mazda’s CX-9. Brand new Mazda Cx-9 2017 gives you safety, speed and also a classy look.

Mazda offers cars that you can feel safe and secure driving, based on its cutting-edge safety technologies. Let’s have a look at Technologies.

DYNAMIC PRESSURE TURBO ENGINE

The CX-9’s SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter engine features an innovative dynamic pressure turbocharger that gives you power as soon as you hit the gas, nearly eliminating “turbo lag.” This instantaneous response is an important part of Mazda’s Jinba Ittai philosophy, which strives to achieve oneness between car and driver.

CONFIDENCE FOR MORE DRIVING ENJOYMENT

Weather and road conditions can change in an instant. That’s why Mazda’s available smart predictive i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel-drive system is on alert, monitoring conditions and ready to adjust power delivery to help give you optimal traction before your wheels can slip.

THE SUV ENGINEERED FOR DRIVERS

In every car we make, the focus is on responsiveness and driving enjoyment. Mazda’s three-row SUV is no exception. Engineered from the ground up with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, the CX-9 offers outstanding driving dynamics while achieving up to an EPA-estimated 28 HWY MPG.

PREDICTIVE I-ACTIV AWD

By monitoring everything from outside temperature to throttle input and braking patterns, available i-ACTIV AWD predicts when an all-wheel drive might be needed. Then it preemptively optimizes torque distribution to help curb traction loss.

DISTANCE RECOGNITION SUPPORT SYSTEM

At speeds above 19 mph, available Distance Recognition Support System12 measures the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead and recommends a comfortable following distance. If your vehicle encroaches on this distance, a warning light illuminates.

TECHNOLOGY THAT INSPIRES CONFIDENCE

That’s what available i-ACTIVSENSE safety innovations give you. They use advanced technologies like milli-wave radars and cameras to give you a sixth sense for safety, helping to alert you to hazards before they happen. It’s another way Mazda lets you focus on what matters most: driving.

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DODGE VIPER SRT COUPE

Do you know which production car has the track record at 13 different race tracks?

You may think of cars that might cost you in millions but actually it the car that will cost the tenth of it- it’s a Dodge

Today we are discussing on one of Dodge’s venoms car Viper.

SUSPENSION

The Dodge Viper includes a high-performance suspension consisting of aluminum bodied Bilstein dampers or a driver-selectable suspension featuring Bilstein DampTronic Select shock absorbers with street and track settings.

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

A five-mode Electronic Stability Control System allows drivers to customize the system control to best match the driving conditions and style desired.

Balance it all with nimble and precise steering, standard 295-mm front and 355-mm rear Pirelli P Zero Z-rated tires that combine for an extremely wide tire patch, and you’ve got your hands full of something special.

It just feels right.

ENGINE

Let’s discuss on the Engine factors of this reptile

Viper SRT Coupe is with Venomous Version 10 engine is handcrafted, the all-aluminum 8.4L V10 engine located mid-front that delivers 645 hp and 600 ft of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world.

BRAKING

Braking is firm and confident even under extreme track conditions. And for serious racers, optional Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and pads offer superior performance by maintaining their strength after numerous hard stops and holding up better with repeated use. The ACR model features even larger brakes for further heightened performance

8.4-INCH TOUCHSCREEN

The world is at your fingertips with the Uconnect 8.4 NAV System, featuring an 8.4-inch touchscreen, GPS Navigation, HD Radio, Voice Command, Hands-Free Calling, standard SRT Performance Pages, Bluetooth Streaming Audio and available Uconnect Access with downloadable apps, mobile access, and Wifi Hotspot.

7-INCH CLUSTER DISPLAY

Rethink the way you drive with the 7-inch reconfigurable Driver Information Digital Cluster Display. Get real-time information on performance, Navigation and vehicle status using full-color graphics that are seamlessly integrated with the analog instrumentation.

 

Learn how to push your vehicle to the limit with instruction from some of the best drivers in the world. Learn how to push your vehicle to the limit with instruction from some of the best drivers in the world. 

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THE NEW KIA – SOUL EV

 

As a clean alternative fuel vehicle, the Soul EV is eligible for a High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decal in select states such as California. So, you can use HOV lanes even when you’re driving solo, which can help shorten your commute time. Many other states have similar HOV lane and toll incentives for Soul EV.

Exterior:

The Soul EV’s bold style is so distinctly Soul, you need a double take to realize it’s an EV. A closer look reveals premium features all its own, like blue-accented fog lights, exclusive front- and rear-fascia designs, and the Eco Electric badge. No grille and no exhaust pipe mean progressive, clean lines for a cleaner environment.

Headlights – Blue-accented Projector Beam Headlights give you a crisp look and clear visibility of the road. With Auto Light Control, the headlights automatically turn on or off as needed to save energy.

Wheels – The aerodynamic 16-inch Alloy Wheels are engineered to reduce road vibration and increase efficiency. Plus the Super Low Rolling Resistant (SLRR) Tires offer less drag, giving you improved driving range.

Front – The unique body-color front bumper has a sleek, new look. And no gas engine under the hood means a grille-free front end for improved aerodynamics.

Rear – It’s a departure that draws attention. It is designed as the lower fascia to be strong and sporty. And no exhaust pipe gives you a cleaner, no-emissions drive.

Interior:

Fortuitous Comfort levels– The Soul EV and iconic Soul were redesigned together to provide exceptional comfort and maximum flexibility. The Soul EV’s split-folding rear seats offer ample cargo space and a variety of storage options. And the under-floor battery means plenty of interior space for your friends. From the exclusive bio-sourced materials and available leather seating all the way down to the distinctive highlight stitching—this modern interior looks, feels, and does good.

More Spacious – With the Soul EV, you don’t have to compromise interior space or versatility. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats offer up to 49.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, and the hidden luggage under tray makes storing your 120-volt charging cord easy. From the ample headroom and legroom to the flexible cargo space, the Soul EV is made for hauling friends and all your gear.

Performance:

  • It’s a thrilling and responsive drive with 210 lb.-ft. of instant torque. Smooth designed an electric motor for quiet efficiency and engineered a state-of-the-art regenerative braking system that helps recharge the battery. The result is satisfying EV performance with maximized range and assured handling.
  • The Soul EV’s electric motor offers 109 horsepower.
  • It’s unique, multi-layer magnet design provides quiet, smooth-power performance. And its lightweight design helps deliver swift acceleration for an exciting and efficient drive.
  • Every part of the Soul EV is designed with efficiency in mind even braking.
  • Every time you decelerate or go downhill, the regenerative braking system recovers kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost. That energy goes straight to recharging the battery.
  • With an electric drivetrain, there’s no revving up or switching gears. The Soul EV’s electric motor delivers 210 lb.-ft. of instant torque, giving you immediate responsiveness and smooth, dynamic acceleration the moment you put your foot on the pedal.

Safety:

Kia is committed to helping you stay safe on the road. Featuring smart passive safety systems, like a reinforced structure and advanced airbags, the Soul EV is designed to help deliver added protection. So you can drive with peace of mind.

Airbags – Featuring dual front, front-seat-mounted side, and full-length side curtain airbags. Plus high-tech sensors to help control airbag inflation.

Structure – The Soul EV’s front and rear crumple zones help absorb and dissipate the energy from an impact. Side-impact steel beams reinforce the doors to help absorb impact energy and deflect side-impact force.

Seat Belts – Complete with over-the-lap and shoulder straps, each seat in the Soul EV includes 3-point seat belts to help secure you and your passengers during an impact. And front seat-belt pretensions are made to tighten up the slack on seat belts to help keep occupants restrained during certain collisions.

Child-Safe – Securely and conveniently install a child seat with the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system. Plus, rear child-safety door locks allow you to turn off the interior door-opening mechanism, preventing passengers from opening the rear doors from the inside.

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2017 Jeep Wrangler – Styled for Adventure!

The Jeep Wrangler remains popular because it’s so rugged and pure. The 2017 Wrangler may be the last of this generation. 

Interior

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler boasts a comfortable interior. The seats are upholstered in premium Sedoso cloth or available McKinley leather trim with embroidered stitching. Browse entertainment options without ever taking your hands off the wheel with standard integrated audio controls. Expand the entertainment and communications capabilities with the available available Uconnect systems.

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Every Wrangler comes standard with a durable and washable interior with drain plugs. Extend your off-roading fun into the off-season with the available Cold Weather Group, which bundles features designed to help keep you warm, safe and secure on cold days. 

Exterior

Wrangler incorporates classic Jeep Brand vehicle design elements to bring you all-weather capability that testifies to its off-road prowess. It comes as a two-door or four-door, removable hard top or soft. Wrangler wheels were designed to elevate your off-roading experience with legendary capability and striking style.

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Available LED headlamps and fog lamps illuminate the road ahead with bright, white light. It is equipped with cold-weather features designed to help you go head-to-head with Mother Nature and keep on the unbeaten path.

Performance

Every Jeep Wrangler proudly wears the Trail Rated badge—signifying its ability to perform well under various off-road conditions. It effortlessly tackles difficult conditions and terrain as you embark on your next adventure. The 2017 Wrangler boasts a powerful and efficient 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine rated at 17 city/21 highway mpg. 

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Wrangler offers the ability to tow 10 up to 3,500 pounds. One can choose from the available 4×4 systems and impressive traction for handling in the Wrangler. 

Safety

Wrangler helps protect you and your loved ones with outstanding safety and security features including standard advanced multistage front airbags. A four-wheel disc Antilock Brake System helps decrease stopping distances on both dry and slippery surfaces. High-strength steel is integrated into the B-pillar to help improve side-impact performance and vehicle stiffness.

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Electronic Stability Control helps correct for over- or under-steer, while Electronic Roll Mitigation helps reduce the possibility of a rollover. 

 

 

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Kia Stinger – Drive Wise Technologies

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Offering luxurious amenities and unexpected features have become part of Kia’s DNA and the Stinger continues that tradition.

The car is apparently going to be available with two turbocharged engines. One of them being a 3 liter twinturbo V6 with 365 bhp, which should make it go from 0-100 in the 5 seconds market and have a top speed of 269 kph.

DRIVEWISE TECHNOLOGY:

Driver Attention Alert (DAA)

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Multiple Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) seamlessly work together to enhance the driving experience. Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in more injuries and even deaths. A Kia first is the new Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system to help combat distracted or drowsy driving.  The system monitors a number of inputs from the vehicle and the driver and will sound a warning chime and display a graphic in the instrument binnacle that it’s time to take a break from driving if it senses the driver’s attention level has been significantly reduced.

Forward Collision Assistance (FCA)

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A collision avoidance system is an automobile safety system designed to reduce the severity of a collision. It uses radar (all-weather) and sometimes laser (LIDAR) and camera (employing image recognition) to detect an imminent crash. GPS sensors can detect fixed dangers such as approaching stop signs through a location database. Once the detection is done, these systems either provide a warning to the driver when there is an imminent collision or take action autonomously without any driver input, by Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Collision avoidance by braking is appropriate at low vehicle speeds (e.g. below 50 km/h), while collision avoidance by steering is appropriate at higher vehicle speeds. Cars with collision avoidance may also be equipped with adaptive cruise control, and use the same forward-looking sensors.

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)

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The Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS) is an assistance system and does not relieve the driver from his/her responsibility to safely operate the vehicle at any time. The driver still has to adapt his/her driving behaviour to his/her personal driving capabilities, to the legal requirements and to the overall road and traffic conditions. AEBS is not designed to drive the vehicle autonomously. For further information, please refer to the owner’s manual.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

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Rear cross traffic alert is designed to warn you of cars that are entering your backing path. You may not be able to see these cars as quickly as your rear cross traffic alert system can on a road or in a parking lot. Sensors around the rear of the car detect vehicles approaching from the left and right. A warning tone and flashing light on the mirrors or dashboard alert the driver to stop. These systems only work when you are backing straight out of a space or driveway. They don’t work in angled parking spots.

Lane Keep Assist (LKA)

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It actively monitors the vehicle’s intended lane and will alert the driver with an audible warning along with providing steering input to help maintain the vehicle’s position.

Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC)

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A radar sensor at the front of the car monitors the gap between the vehicle ahead. The system automatically applies the brakes to maintain a Pre-determined ‘safe’ distance and will even bring the vehicle to a complete stop, if necessary. The system will initiate take-off when car ahead moves on. Set and maintain a constant speed, and simply step on the brake or accelerator when you want to disengage.

Kia’s Perfect Coupe

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Transmission of SKYACTIV Technology

Previous we discussed on the SKYACTIV Gasoline engine and Diesel engine, that how an engine works and what were its merits and de-merits. Let’s explore the transmission of SKYACTIV Technology. Today we learn perfect control of transmission with the help of Ideal Transmission.

Here we go…….

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Transmission:

Ideal Transmission for Perfect Control

Transmission is critical not only to fuel efficiency improvement but also to a cars driving performance. The “ideal transmission” that gives you perfect control over your car. With this concept, we have developed a pair of transmission systems that promise precise handling as well as improved fuel efficiency.

Thanks to an expanded lockup range of more than 80%, the SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission gives you the direct feel of a manual transmission. The SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission, with its class-leading light weight, ensures a crisp feel when shifting.

We have two different types of Transmission as mentioned below.

SKYACTIV-DRIVE

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A new-generation highly-efficient automatic transmission that achieves excellent torque transfer efficiency through a wider lock-up range and features the best attributes of all transmission types.

Features:

  • Combines all the advantages of conventional automatic transmissions, continuously variable transmissions, and dual clutch transmissions
  • A dramatically widened lock-up range improves torque transfer efficiency and realizes a direct driving feel that is equivalent to a manual transmission
  • A 4-to-7 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to the current transmission

 

All the Advantages of Conventional Step CVT (continuously variable transmission), Dual Clutch, and Step AT (Automatic transmissions).

Automatic transmissions (AT) can be categorized into three types:

  • CVT: generates various gear reduction ratios with a pair of pulleys
  • Dual Clutch: utilizes 2 separate clutches for odd and even gear sets.
  • Conventional AT: generates various gear reduction ratios with planetary gear sets

 

The key requirements for ATs are “good fuel economy”, “quick start-up” (including hill climbing), “direct feel” and “smooth shifting”.

The table below shows the drawbacks and advantages of each transmission.

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SKYACTIV-MT

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A new-generation manual transmission with a light shift feel, compact size and significantly reduced weight.

Features:

  • A light and crisp shift feel like that of a sports car
  • Compact size and reduced weight

Technical Aims & Concept

North American and Japanese markets always prefer Automatic transmission Whereas Manual Transmission is dominating in Europe. To meet global demand, two types of MT (“Large” and “Mid” sizes) have been newly developed. The development concept was to create a “light and compact MT with improved shift feel and better fuel economy”. The goal was to achieve an MX-5-like sporty and brisk shift feel.

For a quick shift feel, both a short shift-lever stroke and light shift effort had to be achieved. By pursuing the ideal structure of manual transmissions, 16% at maximum of weight reduction was achieved. Furthermore, internal friction losses were significantly reduced to achieve a 1% improvement in fuel economy.

Quick and Crisp Shift Feel

To achieve lighter shift effort with a short shift lever stroke, the lever ratio must be increased. However, a larger lever ratio reduces the internal stroke. To achieve precise synchronizer and torque transmission even with a short internal stroke, a small module spline is used. skyactiv-mt_02_en

Also, the shift effort gradually reduces through the stroke, providing reassuring resistance as the lever is first pushed, then getting lighter so it feels as if the shift lever is automatically moving into gear. With the current shift lever, shift effort in the select direction (right-left direction) increases with the movement of the shift lever, but with the new shift lever, a stable shift effort is achieved. Binding is minimized when shifting diagonally.

Light and Compact MT

Since the structure of an MT is relatively simple, completely new ideas and logical thinking are required to achieve further weight reduction and higher efficiency. skyactiv-mt_03_en

The triple-shafted gear train with a common gear for 2nd and 3rd was selected from approximately 30 different configurations due to its potential to achieve lightness, light shift effort, high efficiency, and a wide gear ratio. Based on this selection, the lightest structural specifications were selected from over 10,000 alternatives. By reviewing the function of each component, commonization of the 1st and reverse gears was newly adopted.

This enabled the length of the secondary shaft to be reduced by 20%. A common 1st and reverse gear made possible the removal of the reverse idle shaft. As a result, by reexamining gear configurations, the number of components decreased and the gear train weight was reduced by roughly 3kg.

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DODGE CHARGER SE

Dodge vehicles are bred for performance, and the Dodge Charger carries on that lineage. From heart-pounding power to unexpected efficiency, it makes for one unforgettable ride.

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Here it is the Beast the DODGE CHARGER SE which has horsepower from 475 till 700. The car which has the mountain of muscle under the hood.

Going towards Technology – A SMARTER CAR

The Dodge Charger features enough technology to satisfy even the biggest gadget geeks—Dodge engineers included.

7-Inch Digital Cluster Display:

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Knowledge is power, and you’ve got both with the 7-inch customizable Driver Information Digital Cluster Display to help keep you in the loop with key vehicle information like tire pressure, trip information, fuel economy and operational information for available systems like Park-Sense Rear Park Assist and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist.

Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop:

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Charger SE has got your back—and your front. Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop automatically adjusts your vehicle’s cruising speed to help maintain your set distance using throttle control and limited braking. This system is a driver’s convenience system, not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use the brakes to avoid collisions.

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Your Dodge’s adaptive cruise control works with a radar monitoring system located on the front of your vehicle. When you pre-set the speed range that you want your vehicle to accelerate and decelerate within, your radar system goes to work to watch the vehicle in front of you. The safe-distance technology will match your speed to the speed of the vehicle in front of you once you get close.

Sport Mode:

Charger Has Sport Mode which sets the engine, transmission and steering systems to their Sport settings, providing improved throttle response and modified shifting for an enhanced driving experience.

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A new Sport mode reduces shift times from around 400 milliseconds to 250 milliseconds, increases engine responsiveness, and adjusts the stability control and steering feel.

Rain-Sensing Wipers:

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It is also called as the sixth sense. Available rain-sensing wipers activate automatically when they detect moisture on the windshield. The speed of the wipers adjusts as the rain level increases or decreases for a clear view of the road

Hands-free calling:

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As the name itself indicates the feature here, no need to use hands, and even buttons on steering wheel. This can happen with the help of Uconnect Voice Command and Bluetooth Streaming Audio, you can send and receive calls, select your music or change radio stations with the sound of your voice.

Media Hub:

Sync up, then turn it up. With features like a two USB port and an auxiliary jack input, the media hub is designed to sync all of your media files with the touchscreen.

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Dual Charging USB Ports

Feel the charge. Two convenient charge-only USB ports allow you to keep your devices powered on the road ahead.

Auxiliary Power Outlets

Talk about powering on. Two 12-volt power outlets let you charge electronic devices on the go.

Voice Command

Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel. Uconnect Voice Command includes Hands-Free-Calling, voice prompts and voice commands for the radio and available Navigation system.

Bluetooth

With Bluetooth Streaming Audio you can stream music wirelessly from your compatible media device. No cables mean no hassles.

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2017 Chrysler 300 Overview!!!

The Chrysler 300 is a full-size premium sedan that sits above the Chrysler 200, and alongside the Pacifica minivan in Chrysler’s abbreviated lineup.

Interior

The Chrysler 300 Platinum features the standard Uconnect 8.4 NAV that includes Navigation with 3-D graphics. Craftsmanship abounds with leather-trimmed seating standard on all models. The standard leather-wrapped steering wheel includes Speed Control and controls for audio, Voice Command and the Driver Information Digital Cluster Display.

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The distinctive ambient blue DID offers a range of real-time data, including audio selection, speed, compass, temperature, fuel economy, trip, Speed Control, system status and engine performance. 

Exterior

The 300 has a decidedly American look, with a bold, upright design and a squared off profile. The Chrysler 300 offers nine different wheel designs in 18-, 19- and 20-inch sizes. The available High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps and available Automatic High-Beam Control Headlamps on the Chrysler 300 move and adjust to help you see the road ahead.

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Performance

The Chrysler 300 features the award-winning standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission featuring 30 highway mpg that will inspire you to take the scenic route. The available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with 363 horsepower is the most powerful available V8 engine in its class.

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The available AWD system seamlessly engages at any speed, to enable optimal traction and control based on conditions, driving style and road surface. Electric power steering makes precise tuning adjustments—from highly responsive steering for spirited driving. 

Safety

A host of safety features is available for the 2017 Chrysler 300, including forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and emergency services call-assist using the vehicle’s data connection via the Uconnect Access system. 

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Available ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist uses ultrasonic sensors at low speeds to detect stationary objects in front of and behind the vehicle. Available advanced brake assist will increase brake force automatically if insufficient brake force is used. 

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