To: All Fleet Customers
From: Jim Baldridge
Regional Account Executive

Subject:  Chrysler Update and Revised 2010 Model Year Order Cutoff Dates

There has been a lot of activity at Chrysler and this note is sent to review some of the highlights and provide updated production and order cut-ff dates as we begin the 2011 Model year.

· Launched!    All new 2011, Ram 3500/4500/5500 Cab and Chassis Models.  Production began on April 5th and there are several improvements and best in class features:

  • 3500 Diesel front GAWR increased to 5,500 lbs (+300 lbs).
  • 3500 diesel GVWR increased to 13,000 lbs (+500 lbs)
  • Best-in-Class 3500 GCWR – 26,000 lbs (+2,000 lbs)
  • Alison transmission now has electronic range (gear) select for improved trailer towing.
  • Gas engine alternators upgraded from 136A to 160A
  • Diesel engine alternators upgraded from 136A to 180A
  • Standard Integrated Diesel Exhaust Brake.
  • Largest Brakes and Standard Fuel Tank.
  • Clean Idle Certified by the California Air Resources Board.
  • Now in Production!   All new Pentastar V6 Engine. The all-new flex-fuel  engine is the most advanced six-cylinder engine in the history of Chrysler Group Powertrain Development.  It will:
  • Replace seven current V-6 engines, resulting in significant cost savings to the company.
  • Contribute to our company’s overall fuel-efficiency by more than 25 percent by 2014.
  • Accommodate Multiair, direct-injection and turbocharging.
  • Deliver 290 horsepower at 6,350 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,300 rpm
  • Provide an 11% fuel economy improvement.
  • First be offered in the all new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
  • Be built in Trenton Michigan at the new Trenton South Engine Plant and was recently awarded a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Green Building System certification by meeting the highest environmental standards. Trenton South Engine is the only engine manufacturing facility in the world to achieve the honor.

· Coming Next Month!  Production of the all new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  The vehicle that set the standard for SUV’s will now move the bar even higher.  Highlights include:

  • All new Pentastar V6 engine and available 5.7L Hemi.
  • Quadra-Lift air suspension system with five height settings, two for off-road use.
  • Selec-Terrain™ traction control system coordinating  up to 12 powertrain, braking, and suspension systems, including throttle control, shifting, the transfer case, and stability control.
  • Compared with the outgoing predecessor,  the 2011 model has 4 inches more rear seat leg room, with 12° of recline, a standard center folding armrest and rear seat vent controls, and 17% more cargo capacity… with the spare tire now mounted inside.

· In addition to these new developments we also have:

  • Announced that we develop and bring will bring an all electronic version of the Fiat 500 to market in 2012.
  • Purchased the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant.
  • Through the Environmental Leadership Award program have reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) output of approximately 370,000 tons.

This is just the beginning of the exciting new products and changes coming from Chrysler.  We will substantially refresh or replace 75% of our products by 2011 AND 100% BY 2012. Stays tuned for all the new developments and please contact me if you have any questions.

April 16, 2010

TO:  COMMERCIAL/BID AND RENTAL CUSTOMERS                

SUBJECT: REVISED 2010 MODEL YEAR ORDER CUTOFF DATES – COMMERCIAL/BID AND RENTAL

To assist you and your Fleet Customers in planning their remaining 2010 model year vehicle requirements we have established the following Fleet order cutoff dates for the commercial, bid and rental markets:

MODEL

FLEET

ORDER

CUTOFF

DATE

BUILD OUT DATES              

FINAL PSP DATES

ESTIMATED

2011 MY

ORDER ACCEPTANCE

DATE

ESTIMATED

2011  MY

JOB 1 

DATE

2010 Model Year Vehicles

         

3500 DC and 4500/5500 DM Cab Chassis 

10/09/09

12/23/09

114

02/15/10

(3500 DD and 4500/5500 DP Cab Chassis)

04/05/10

           

Commander and Grand Cherokee

01/04/10

3/12/10

031

03/08/10

(Grand Cherokee Only)

05/10/10

           

PT Cruiser

04/26/10

07/09/10

062

TBD

TBD

           

Wrangler

04/26/10

08/13/10

062

06/14/10

08/16/10

           

Liberty and Nitro

04/26/10

07/09/10

062

06/14/10

07/26/10

           

Dodge City Dakota and 1500 Ram

04/26/10

07/09/10

062

06/14/10

07/26/10

Saltillo 1500, 2500, 3500 Ram

04/26/10

06/25/10

062

06/14/10

07/05/10

           

Caliber

07/09/10

10/01/10

064

08/02/10

10/04/10

           

Patriot

07/09/10

10/01/10

064

08/02/10

10/04/10

           

Compass

07/09/10

10/01/10

064

10/04/10

12/13/10

           

Journey

08/13/10

11/12/10

081

09/13/10

11/15/10

           

Avenger and Sebring

08/13/10

11/12/10

081

09/13/10                                           11/29/10 Conv. Only

11/18/10

02/04/11  Conv .Only

           

Minivan

08/13/10

11/11/10

081

09/13/10

11/22/10

           

300  and Challenger

08/13/10

11/19/10

081

09/13/10

10/18/10 300 Only

11/29/10       12/23/10 300 only

           

Charger

07/16/10

10/07/10

071

09/13/10

11/29/10

To ensure consideration for production, orders must be placed in the Chrysler Order System by the above mentioned dates. We can not guarantee production of orders received by Chrysler after the order cutoff date. 

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