FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLES
The priorities of an international vehicle manufacturer encompass many areas: breakthrough design, superior occupant comfort, unyielding capability, uncompromised safety and security, continuous research and development, and finding as well as implementing green ideas. All of these elements are critical when increasing overall performance while simultaneously augmenting built-in efficiencies, economies of design and manufacturing process, as well as user value.
For 2012, this is reflected in a number of critically important applications within Chrysler Canada Inc.
THE NEW DUAL DRY-CLUTCH TRANSMISSION
This available new feature for Chrysler and Dodge cars uses two clutches with two concentric shafts; each combination controls a separate set of gear ranges — second, fourth and sixth, and first, third and fifth, respectively. This arrangement completely obviates the need for a typical torque converter which is found on conventional automatic transmissions. The Dual Dry technology can shift manually or automatically, using an electrohydraulic servo and computer logic. In addition to commands from the driver, shifting logic also uses information from the entire vehicle powertrain to provide maximum response when needed.
Advantages: Noticeable improvements in acceleration and fuel economy.
DEF AND RAM CHASSIS CABS : PARTNERS FOR GREEN
On January 1, 2010, new Canadian emissions standards mandated a reduction of NOx (oxides of nitrogen emitted from engines) by more than 80 percent. In order to meet this new standard, many diesel vehicles, including the Ram Chassis Cabs, require Selective Catalytic Reduction (SRC) systems and Diesel Exhaust Fluids to operate.
As a natural compound of nitrogen — one of the most common and natural elements on the planet — DEF is used in a variety of industries, including as a fertilizer in agriculture. DEF is a nontoxic, nonhazardous, stable, and safe solution that combines the chemical urea with purified water. It is carried in a separate tank on board the vehicle, and, when heated, it vaporizes and decomposes to form ammonia and carbon dioxide. The ammonia (NH3), in conjunction with other system filters, converts the NOx into harmless nitrogen (N2) and natural water vapor (H2O).
DEF is widely available through Mopar®, the Chrysler Canada Inc. retailer network, Cummins dealers, and other commercial sources.
• All DEF components are packaged away from upfitter zones; the DEF tank is under the cab.
• DEF filler is between the cab and upfitter body.
• Our engine maintains full engine power when the DEF is low.
Customer and national benefits
The DEF injection system and SCR catalyst meet stringent Canadian emissions requirements while maintaining outstanding carryover fuel economy, drivability, torque, and power ratings.
To learn more about our fuel-efficient line of vehicles, visit our Web site at fleetchrysler.ca or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.