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    A Look at Fiat's New Automatic Transmission

    Last updated 1 day 18 hours ago

    The Fiat 500 Abarth is an aggressive and sport tuned member of the Fiat lineup. Until recently, this track-ready addition to the Fiat family was only available with a manual transmission. Now, Fiat is introducing a new automatic transmission to the Fiat 500 Abarth model. Whether you prefer the classic performance of a stick shift or the added convenience of an automatic, now you will be able to get behind the wheel of a Fiat 500 Abarth that is tailored to you. Let’s explore some of the highlights of Fiat’s brand new transmission.

    Six Speed Aisin Automatic
    Fiat’s new 500 Abarth model is now available with a six speed Aisin automatic transmission. This state-of-the-art transmission system offers lighting fast shifting and smooth performance dynamics. In addition, Fiat’s new automatic transmission delivers 157 horsepower to the wheels of the Abarth. When you drive a new Fiat Abarth that is equipped with an automatic transmission, you are sure to experience a uniquely sporty driving thrill.

    Performance Tuned Features
    Fiat has ensured that its new transmission does not sacrifice the performance dynamics that drivers have come to expect from the sporty Abarth model. From behind the wheel, you will have access to features that allow the automatic transmission to behave like a manual. For example, Fiat’s new automatic transmission has been engineered to provide fuel-cut upshifts, rev-matching downshifts, and corner gear holds. With these great features, you will be able to enjoy the precision of a manual, while taking advantage of the ease of an automatic.

    To learn more about this exciting new feature for the Fiat 500 Abarth, contact Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Fiat. The friendly members of our sales team will be happy to provide you with more information about all of the new vehicles in our Fiat inventory. For more information about the great car shopping experience we offer the San Francisco and Berkeley areas, call us at (866) 454-4860. 

    Top Reasons to Drive the 2014 Fiat 500e

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Rated the “Best Electric of 2013” by Road & Track, the 2014 Fiat 500e is one of the most desirable coupes in the San Francisco Bay Area. With its attractive style and unbeatable fuel efficiency, the 2014 Fiat 500e is well worth a test drive. To find out more about the Fiat 500e before visiting your San Francisco Fiat dealership, continue reading.

    Outstanding Fuel Efficiency
    If you want an eco-friendly car that doesn’t compromise on style, the 2014 Fiat 500e is a perfect match. The Fiat 500e boasts a 108 MPGe highway rating and a 122 MPGe city rating, running on nothing more than electricity.

    Simplified Charging
    The Fiat 500e boasts an 87-mile range on a single charge. To charge the Fiat 500e, you can use a standard 120-volt outlet to fully charge the battery in less than 24 hours. For faster charger, you can purchase an at-home 240-volt charging station, which supplies a full charge in just four hours. In the entire state of California there are over 1,000 public charging stations at workplaces, cafes, and public areas. In fact, there are 396 charging stations in the San Francisco Bay Area alone.

    Expressive Color Palette
    Turning heads is easy in the Fiat 500e, which offers you a choice of seven different exterior colors, including orange, silver, blue, pearl white, and black. Other exterior features that are easily noticeable on the Fiat 500e include its rear spoiler, aerodynamic mirror caps, and lightweight 15-inch cast-aluminum wheels.

    High-Tech Italian Interior
    With unmistakable quality and attention to detail, the interior of the Fiat 500e is decidedly premium. Its two-tone interior offers style you won’t find in any other car in its class. The instrument cluster in the Fiat 500e isn’t just attractive, but it also gives you real-time driving feedback to improve the fuel-efficiency of your driving.

    To learn more about the impressive features of the Fiat 500e, take a test drive in it at Crown Fiat, a leading Fiat dealership near San Francisco. Visit our website to see our selection of Fiats, and call us at (866) 454-4860 for more information.

    A Glimpse at the Stunning 2014 Dodge Challenger

    Last updated 19 days ago

    There’s no mistaking the new 2014 Dodge Challenger’s resemblance to its 1960s muscle-car past. With its long hood, short rear deck, and menacing headlights, the Challenger is a visual statement unlike any other. Packed with a 305-horsepower engine as standard equipment, the 2014 Dodge Challenger also backs up its stunning looks with equally impressive performance. There are even two optional HEMI engines—one with 375 hp and the other with 470 hp—if you want an even faster ride. Watch the video clip to take a look at the remarkable style of the 2014 Dodge Challenger.

    At Crown Dodge, we are proud to offer a great selection of 2014 Dodge Challengers and other new and used Dodge vehicles. Visit us online to take a look at the inventory we offer at our Dodge dealership in Concord. If you have any questions, call us at (866) 454-4860.

    Hitting the Track with the Fiat 500 Abarth

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Despite its compact coupe design, the Fiat 500 Abarth is built with optimal performance in mind. If you own a Fiat 500 Abarth, you can sign up online for the Fiat 500 Abarth Track Experience, a course where professional driving instructors will show you how to get the most from the Fiat 500 Abarth on a real race track. You will learn skills that will make you a better driver on public roads, too. Watch the video clip to see how exciting it is to push a Fiat 500 Abarth to its limits at the Fiat 500 Abarth Track Experience.

    Have you ever driven a Fiat 500 Abarth? If not, come to Crown Fiat to see why this compact sports hatchback is getting so much attention. For more information, call us at (866) 454-4860 or visit our website.

    Enjoy the Fresh Air with the 2014 Chrysler 200

    Last updated 27 days ago

    As any driver knows who has owned a convertible, it can be a challenge getting anybody into the backseat. But the 2014 Chrysler 200 stands apart from others in its segment, best-in-class rear passenger legroom and a total of 13.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Before you visit our car dealership in Concord, read this article to see what else sets the 2014 Chrysler 200 apart from its competitors.

    Strong Performance

    The 2014 Chrysler 200 can be equipped with one of two engines: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 173 horsepower and a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 283 hp. Both engines are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission that ensures smooth shifts and quick acceleration.

    Optional Hardtop

    While the 2014 Chrysler 200 comes with a beautiful soft-top as standard equipment, you have the option of upgrading to a retractable hardtop that offers improved security and enhanced insulation from noise. Both the soft- and hardtop are power-operated, so taking the top down or putting it back up takes a scant 30 seconds.

    Optional Luxury Features

    The 2014 Chrysler 200 convertible can be equipped with luxury amenities such as a leather interior and a premium Boston Acoustics stereo. The Uconnect infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface is also available, which gives you the ability to add an address to the optional navigation system using a simple voice command.

    Peace of Mind

    To give you the peace of mind you need for every top-down road trip, the Chrysler 200 comes standard with a 5-year/100,000-mile period of roadside assistance. The 2014 Chrysler 200 also comes standard with a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and 3-year/36,000-mile basic limited warranty.

    To see how much fun it is driving with the top down in the Chrysler 200, come to Crown Chrysler today to take it for a test drive. Visit our website to see the vehicles we carry at our car dealership in Concord, and call us at (866) 454-4860 for more information.

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