FCA US Kicks Off the Year With First Press Conference at CES 2017

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

FCA US LLC starts the new year by holding its first press conference at CES 2017. The event takes place on the first media day, Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. (Pacific) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  

In addition, FCA US will offer CES attendees an opportunity to experience advanced, yet intuitive technologies, including hands-on demonstrations of the all-new, fourth-generation Uconnect system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the all-new, class-exclusive Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan and a variety of exclusive features in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid‘s innovative powertrain system.

To visit the FCA exhibit, #6306, navigate to the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Thursday, Jan. 5 – Sunday, Jan. 8. 

Fourth-generation Uconnect System
Building upon the success of previous generations, the new system includes performance improvements with faster startup time and enhanced processing power, a new 8.4-inch touch screen that offers multi-touch gestures, vivid imagery, sharper graphics and the ability to support smartphone integrations. 

Uconnect Theater 
Uconnect is turning up the fun factor for passengers, with the class-exclusive Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system. With Uconnect Theater, passengers can watch movies, play built-in games and connect personal devices to surf the internet. To quickly navigate through options, passengers can swipe through the touch screens or use the included Bluetooth touchpad remote control.

The one-of-a-kind Uconnect Theater includes:

As part of the demonstrations available for the Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system at CES, wireless streaming will be shown as a technology concept. This feature allows passengers to stream video content wirelessly to either or both of the Uconnect Theater displays through a compatible Android mobile device paired to the system.

Chrysler Pacific Hybrid Exclusive Tech Support
The technological capability of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the industry’s first electrified minivan, goes well beyond its innovative powertrain. Features like the all-new Hybrid Electric Pages, Uconnect Access mobile app and hybrid-exclusive cluster display make it easy for customers to make the most of their Pacifica Hybrid.

Hybrid Electric Pages
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes standard with the Uconnect 8.4 system, which includes an 8.4-inch touch screen, available navigation and integrated voice command. In addition, the Pacifica Hybrid includes the all-new Hybrid Electric Pages, providing owners with helpful vehicle information to get the most MPGe out of their vehicle. The Hybrid Electric Pages include:

Uconnect Access app
The Uconnect Access mobile app for the Pacifica Hybrid delivers remote access to the vehicle’s sophisticated technology, enabling customers to get the most from their ownership experience and making life simpler along the way. Owners can use the app to check the state of charge of their vehicle’s battery, along with vehicle range and estimated time to full recharge. They can also set the charging schedule for the Pacifica Hybrid, receive charge status updates and locate charging stations.

Hybrid-specific cluster display
The Pacifica Hybrid’s unique 7-inch color thin-film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster delivers important information at a glance for the driver. The cluster’s display changes color to indicate whether the Pacifica is operating in electric mode (teal) or hybrid mode (blue), while both the battery level and fuel level are always displayed. The Pacifica Hybrid’s total range (combining both battery and fuel) is also displayed. An “efficiency coach” display guides owners to drive more efficiently and to maximize the time spent in battery mode.

About Uconnect
Launched in 2003, Uconnect systems are FCA’s in-vehicle connectivity centers, designed to keep consumers connected, entertained and, most importantly, focused on the road. 

Each FCA vehicle comes equipped with a Uconnect system that provides drivers with a range of available communication, navigation, entertainment features and connected services, including:  

An included trial of connected services also is available on properly equipped vehicles. These real-time services include a monthly vehicle health report, vehicle health alert, a smartphone app that enables owners to remotely lock, unlock or start their vehicle, locate their vehicle and more; 9-1-1 call and Assist Buttons on the rearview mirror that will connect vehicle owners to help at the push of a button. 

Vehicle owners can access and control their Uconnect system’s features and services by using voice recognition technology, steering wheel controls, touch screens or traditional knobs and buttons.  

FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”

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