July 3, 2012 7:45 AM
week at Chrysler Group's annual What's New, we -- and 100+ media
and auto analysts friends -- had a first-hand look at the 2012
lineup and a look at what's coming out next year.
So be sure to check your favorite auto site come Sept. 1. That's
when the embargo lifts.
In 2011, the only new news out of What's New Day was the new eight-speed transmission, which debuted on the
Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. This year, we had our full
fleet on hand for media and analysts to drive, and learn about and
check out the 2013 changes.
We also gave attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of a Fiat
500 Abarth, Dodge Challenger SRT8 or a Jeep® Grand Cherokee
SRT8 on an autocross circuit (image below), and go
off-roading in one of our trail-rated Jeep SUVs or a Ram Power
Wagon (image above). We even heard one journalist say the
Power Wagon did things on the Lyman Trail that was beyond what was
For now, we can't talk about what's new with the aspirational
Chrysler vehicles, any of the high-performance news from SRT, the
amazing items up the trail for the Jeep SUVs or any of our
But come September....