Chrysler shows new 300, UConnect radio

Chrysler shows new 300, UConnect radio

Chrysler product marketing chief Andy Love came to the WAS Media Day to showcase the new Chrysler Z, with updates of the front and back end and a more aggressive, powerful stance. It has 360 hp and gets 31 mpg, the top in its class. The Z offers more than 80 safety features, including lane departure warning and collision warning with brake assist. All-wheel-drive is available and is fully disconnecting, so it is in use only when needed. Prices for the different trim levels range from $31,395 to $42,395. Competitors are the Hyundai Genesis and Cadillac CTS, said Love.

The Chrysler event also featured the UConnect radio, introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier in January. UConnect offers downloadable apps and WiFi capability. Through UConnect, the car owner can use a smartphone to remote start the car or lock the doors, with no limit on range.

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