Monthly Archives: July 2016

Chrysler and Jeep Named Most Improved Brands by J.D. Power | Ancira CJDR



Rising 20 percent from last year, Chrysler and Jeep were named the most improved brands in initial quality by J.D. Power.

Based on responses from more than 80,000 purchasers and leasers, the study conducted by J.D. Power asks customers to identify issues with their vehicles’ design, as well as defects. Head of Quality for FCA – Global, Scott Garberding, is pleased with the improvements and continues to build on recent success;  “Our commitment to quality is starting to show results as Chrysler and Jeep make strong improvements in initial quality, but there is still much work to do.”

The Dodge Challenger leads the Midsize Sporty Segment in initial quality for the third straight year and the fourth time is six years. The brand’s iconic muscle car has been reloaded for 2016 as a complete model with ten trim levels. Ranging from the 707 horsepower Hellcat to the V6 SXT model that gains up to 30 miles per gallon.


Continuing its leadership in the minivan category, Dodge and Chrysler continue to lead the minivan segment, taking the top two spots for initial quality. As one of the leading innovators in the minivan segment for over three decades, the Chrysler Town & Country has been delivering functionality and innovation to families across the nation. This year, Chrysler has built upon the legacy of the Town & Country with the introduction of the 2017 Pacifica. With innovative features that put it at the top of its class, the Pacifica looks to continue Chrysler’s leadership in the minivan segment.

If you think that it is time to upgrade to a quality vehicle, come see us! With a knowledgeable team that provides exceptional customer service, we can put you in the car that is right for you! Stop by the dealership, contact us online or give us a call and experience the Ancira difference!

Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.


Jeep to Introduce Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer as its own Luxury Model | Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram


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Jeep, known for its lineup of fantastically rugged vehicles, is about to enter the luxury game. Nearly 30 years after the Jeep Wagoneer was discontinued, the subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler is preparing to reintroduce the car as its high-end option.

Built on the next-generation Grand Cherokee platform, the Wagoneer will belong to its own model, dedicated to “the pinnacle of premium for the Jeep world,” according to Mike Manley, Jeep brand chief.

First reported by Automotive News, Jeep aims to have the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer on the market by late 2019 and will push the brand in a more luxurious direction on their high-end vehicles and trims. By using the Wagoneer title for a premium vehicle instead of trims, Jeep can use names such as Overland and Summit to extend the luxury brand.

This Wagoneer name has long been associated with the Jeep brand, introduced in 1963 as one of the first modern American production sport utility vehicles. Sold initially as a station wagon, the Wagoneer is known for its classic faux wood body side vinyl. With production of the car continuing until 1991, it was one of the longest running production cars in American automaker history.

Fiat Chrysler’s CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced that the Warren Truck Assembly complex outside of Detroit will be home for the new SUV, with the Ram 1500 pickups, the vehicle previously made there, being moved to Sterling Heights Assembly for the 2018 model year.

If you can’t wait for 2019 and need a Jeep now, come see us! We have a large selection of the iconic American brand with everything from the Cherokee to the Wrangler on the lot.

Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.

Get Involved in San Antonio this Summer | Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

It is summertime in San Antonio, and it is time to get out and about around the city. San Antonio has so much to offer and at Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we want to enjoy this beautiful city as much as we do! Check out some great ways to get out and have fun!

Natural Bridge Caverns: Situated between San Antonio and New Braunfels are the Natural Bridge Caverns. Discovered in 1960 by college students, the cave system is part of greater wildlife park that was developed after the property owner could not receive funding from the National Park Service or the Texas Parks System. Tours start at $13.99 for kids and $21.99 for adults.


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Brackenridge Park: Founded in 1899 and located in the center of San Antonio, Brackenridge Park has been a gathering place for thousands of years, with evidence of human habitation from as early 9200 B.C. Within the 343 acres, the park houses a golf course, botanical garden, zoo, as well as the University of the Incarnate Word. With picnic areas and other free activities, a day at Brackenridge Park can be spent meeting lions or playing Frisbee.

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Government Canyon State Natural Area: Just west of San Antonio lies Government Canyon State Natural Area. Home to more than 40 miles of hiking trails that meander through remote canyons and rolling grassland, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities. A unique attraction is the dinosaur tracks that are viewable when the weather is dry. A 5-mile round-trip hike leads you to over 200 tracks from dinosaurs that walked the earth millions of years ago.


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If you find that you need a car to take you to your adventures, let us know! Our team is dedicated to bringing you the best service while you are looking for the best car for you. Come by, call us or visit us online to learn more about our inventory!

Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.

Dodge Releases Special Edition Vipers as Parting Gift | Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Dodge_Releases_Special_Edition_Vipers_as_Parting_Gift_edited_docx_-_Google_DocsThe Dodge Viper is out. After months of rumors, Fiat Chrysler has announced that 2017 will be the “final year of Viper.” Hidden in a contact for with the UAW in late 2015, the life of the Viper will come to an end, twenty-five years after its initial introduction in 1992.

To ease the pain, Fiat Chrysler has announced the release of multiple special editions that aim to honor the very essence of the American supercar. Featuring plaques, badges, and a host of other unique features. The five original offerings for the special edition included the Snakeskin Edition GTC, Viper 1:28 Edition ACR, Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, the Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR, and the Dodge Dealer Edition.  

Each edition represents a different part of the storied history of the brash vehicle.

  • 1:28 Edition ACR (American Club Racer): commemorates the current Laguna Seca single-lap record of 1:28.65.
  • GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR: celebrates one of the most iconic Viper designs of all-time.  
  • VoooDoo II Edition ACR: a rebirth of the iconic 2010 VoooDoo ACR
  • Snakeskin Edition GTC: based on the 2010 Snakeskin car and features a snakeskin patterned SRT stripe.
  • Dodge Dealer Edition ACR: Awarded to the top two Viper dealers in the nation, Tomball Dodge in Texas and Roanoke Dodge in Illinois.

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Bucking the trend of declining sales, the original special editions sold out so quickly that Dodge has released one more car, the Snakeskin ACR edition. The final version of the Viper, Dodge has said it will build up to 31 vehicles and will start taking orders in late July.  

While a limited number of these special edition Vipers will be available to consumers, those who want a Viper before it is gone can still order their own personalized snake with the “1 of 1” program for the time being.

Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.