Introducing the Ram 1500 Night Package: Truly Bold Styling

Ram 1500 Night Package

Ram recently announced that there’s going to be a Night Package for the 2017 Ram 1500. This customized look comes straight from the factory, with special features and unparalleled styling. There are also blacked-out details to accentuate the mysterious feel of the Night Package. You won’t be able to take your eyes off this new model.

The Ram 1500 Night Package is a special edition model that has some truly unique features, according to Fiat-Chrysler. The sporty look includes things like a black grille surround, special badging, customized wheels, and added personality. The monochromatic package is truly aggressive, with other unique features like a 5.7-liter HEMI, black sidewall tires, and a 4×4 system.

“Much like our incredibly successful Ram Rebel, the Ram 1500 Night fills the growing customer demand for factory-custom trucks,” said Mike Manley, head of Ram. “Truck enthusiasts want vehicles that define their personality and style. The new Ram Night package builds upon the Ram Sport – one of the best looking trucks on the road – and adds black-out details that custom truck enthusiasts revere.”

The Night Package is now available on Regular Cab, Quad Cabs, and Crew Cab 1500 Sport models. You can get two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. There’s also an available 3.6-liter Pentastar engine in addition to the HEMI. These are just some of the options available if you check out the new Night Package.


Understanding Self-Driving Cars: The Future of the Industry

You’ve probably heard a lot about self-driving cars recently, with many models showing up all over the market. Autonomous vehicle technologies help to make your safer, and they also make driving more relaxing. Read on to learn more about self-driving vehicle technologies.

According to Extreme Technology, self-driving vehicles come with a range of sensors and computers in order to function. This includes things like radar, GPS, cameras, and more. Sensory information is relayed to a central processer, which can perform corrective maneuvers in order to drive like an ordinary car. Some vehicles can even communicate with other vehicles thanks to improved connectivity, making collisions extremely rare.

Many self-driving vehicle technologies are currently used in models on the market. These are highly complex safety systems, including things like adaptive cruise control, lane-sensing technology, forward collision mitigation, and more. However, some automakers, including Fiat-Chrysler, are developing cars that can drive nearly independent of a driver.

Autonomous vehicle technologies date back to the 1920s and 1930s, though many of these systems were never perfected—until now. The first autonomous vehicles were developed mainly in university labs, including those at Carnegie Mellon and Bundeswahr in Germany. However, brands have recently starting taking over design, perfecting some of the most important breakthroughs in decades. The future of driving is bound to change like never before.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Safety Features

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the latest addition to the brand’s lineup and it brings plenty of innovative features along with it. The new minivan replaces the outgoing Town & Country, leaving plenty of room for development and success. The engineers and designers pulled out all the stops designing the latest addition to the Chrysler family. The Chrysler Pacifica is bound to top its segment when it comes to safety.

The Pacifica is built with over 100 standard and available safety and security features, ensuring that this minivan is among the best of the best. Among them are several advanced technologies designed to make the road safer.

The 360-degree Surround View Camera ensures that drivers can keep an eye on every angle surrounding their vehicle on the touchscreen. Meanwhile, ParkSense Rear Park Assist with Stop and Rear Cross-Path Detection ensures that even if you can’t see it, the Pacifica will.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go will automatically adjust the Pacifica’s speed according to the vehicle in front of it. The system will also come to a stop then continue driving, making any drive that much easier. Complete with Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the ultimate minivan when it comes to safety.

We here at Cumberland Chrysler Center are happy to see the newest addition to the lineup taking safety to a whole new level!

Best Summer Activities

Best Summer Activities

You don’t need to spend a lot of money or take a fancy vacation to make the most of your summer! The hottest season of the year, summer is about enjoying yourself and relaxing. Fortunately there are many ways to do so without breaking the bank. We here at Cumberland Chrysler Center have some of the best summer activities to help make this season a memorable one!

  • Food – Set summer out with a bang with a potluck picnic with your friends and family. Simply have everyone bring a dish and kick off the festivities! Summer is a great time for trying new grilling recipes as well. If all else fails, throw a backyard bash for the neighborhood. At the end of the day, it’s all about having fun!
  • Relax – There aren’t many activities that are more relaxing than taking a nap beneath the summer sun. Lay in the grass under a tree or set up a hammock on the porch. String lights to stretch the relaxation into the evening!
  • Exercise – Going for a hike or bike ride is a great way to bond with family and friends. No matter where you are, biking is a viable option and, if you don’t own a bike, go for a walk or hike instead!

Jeep on the Rocks Concert

Jeep on the Rocks

Love Jeep? Love music? Lucky you, both of those things will be combined in the Jeep on the Rocks concert series.

The concerts, presented by iHeartRadio, will take place on October 7th. So, you’ll have a little time to prepare! Tickets are on sale now, though, so grab ‘em while they’re hot!

So, who’s headlining this year? Drumroll, please… Bastille!

This year’s concert series will take place at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. It’ll be celebrating the 75th anniversary of not only Jeep, but the Red Rocks brand.

Not only will Bastille headline, but Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will perform, too. Plus, if you’re a Jeep owner, you have some perks! You’ll have special parking in the designated “Jeep Only” parking areas.

“This concert has always been a thrilling evening for the Jeep brand and we look forward to celebrating the 75th anniversary of both Red Rocks and the Jeep brand this October,” said Steve Yandura, Director of Denver Business Center, FCA US LLC.

You can reserve seats at to prepare for all the fun!

Road Trip Hacks

Road trip hacks

When you’re embarking on a summer road trip, you want it to be fun, not painful. Here are some road trip hacks to make your trip even more fun.

Start Saving

You’ll want to start saving road trip cash up way before you go. That way, anything you’re spending is what you’ve already set aside for the trip.

Check Your Tires

You want to make sure your tire pressure is just right so that you don’t have to suffer through any flats our blow-outs. Check your owner’s manual for proper PSI so you can adjust your tires before a big trip.

Have a Travel Kit

Make sure you have all the essentials, like a jack, an emergency blanket, maps, a first aid kit, a wrench, and anything else you’ll need for common road emergencies.

Download Some Apps

Download convenience apps like gas apps which tell you where to find the cheapest gas. You can also download any other apps that might help you, like ones that show you where to find food or where police cars are hiding.

Book Hotels in Advance

You’ll get hotels for a much cheaper rate if you book them ahead of time. Look up hotels or motels along your route and call in advance.

New 2017 Ram Off-Road Models: Power Wagon and 2500 4×4

Ram off-road Models

First unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, the new 2017 Ram Power Wagon and Ram 2500 4×4 off-road models are set to hit the market soon. These models are part of the best-selling off-road truck segment in the industry. If you want adventure, check out the new Ram models.

According to FCA, these models also recently appeared at the Overland Expo at Mormon Lake in Arizona. Drawing crowds in the thousands, the Power Wagon and 2500 4×4 were also accompanied by the best-selling Rebel model as well. Under the hood of the Power Wagon is a best-in-class 410-horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8 and a positive crankcase ventilation system to cool the powertrain.

“The Ram Power Wagon is an off-road, all-access pass, removing the limitations, instilling confidence and allowing owners to reach areas of recreation and lifestyle not attainable with any other pickup,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep and Ram at FCA Global.

The 2500 4×4 Off-road package capitalizes on the already impressive features of the standard 2500. The Off-road package includes Bilstein shock absorbers, a five-link coil rear suspension, off-road tires, an anti-spin differential, and “4×4 OFF ROAD” decals, among other things. If you love the outdoors, you won’t want to leave the driver’s seat of the Power Wagon or the 2500 4×4 Off-road.