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2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Dodge Goes Big, Leads in Tactical Technology: Laptop-sized 12.1-inch Touchscreen Display Integrates Law Enforcement Systems and Innovative Uconnect Technology on 2016 Charger Pursuit Models

•Segment-first integration of law enforcement data systems wîth 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit's field proven, easy-to-use and award-winning Úconnect touchscreen system
•Designed for police use, Úconnect's familiar and intuitive interface allows for quick toggling between vehicle controls and nearly every plug-and-play police-designed computer system
•Úconnect 12.1 is more than five times larger than Dodge Charger Pursuit's standard Úconnect 5.0 system
•Segment's largest Úconnect 12.1-inch touchscreen built-in to Dodge Charger Pursuit's instrument panel helps law enforcement officers keep their eyes on the road, not to the side
•Focus on safety and security: unlike third-party solutions that require a bulky console-mounted computer screen, all-new Úconnect 12.1 does not obstruct front-driver and passenger air bags or interfere wîth occupant space
•Tactical equipment: Úconnect 12.1 undergoes Dodge Charger Pursuit's rigorous field testing and engineering requirements, and is backed wîth a 3-year/36,000-mile factory warranty
•Available through FCA Fleet Operations, the 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit wîth Úconnect 12.1 touchscreen display will be available for ordering in January, wîth production starting in March

September 11, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge Charger Pursuit is going tactical in a big way for 2016, offering the heroic men and women who protect us wîth the all-new, and §egmènt's largest, Úconnect 12.1-inch built-in touchscreen that enables a §egmènt-exclusive integration of law enforcement computer systems wîth the easy-to-use and award-winning Úconnect touchscreen system.

'As America's high-performance police vehicle, Dodge Charger Pursuit is going big for 2016, offering a massive, Úconnect touchscreen system that streamlines a law enforcement officer's computer system wîth our easy-to-use Úconnect system – on an all-new laptop-size 12.1-inch touchscreen display,' said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO - Dodge and SRT Brands, and Vice President - Fleet Operations, FCA - North America. 'Designed and tested to Charger Pursuit's stringent test requirements, our all-new Úconnect 12.1 system is the latest piece of tactical hardware that is neatly integrated into the instrument panel for a mobile command center that could only be delivered from Dodge.'

All-new and police-exclusive Úconnect 12.1
Designed exclusively to give law enforcement officers the upper hand, the all-new Úconnect 12.1 touchscreen system provides a fully integrated and exclusive approach to Dodge Charger Pursuit's mobile command capabilities.

Compared to the Dodge Charger Pursuit's standard 5-inch display, the all-new Úconnect 12.1 features a 12.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen display that is more than five times larger in the center of the instrument panel. Úconnect 12.1 is ergonomically located and provides a large 1024 by 768 pixel display of Úconnect radio and vehicle controls, as well as the ability to toggle to a law enforcement officer's computer via a menu bar at the top of the screen.

Vital Stats
Engine : 3.6 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 292 hp
Torque: 260 ft-lbs

Engine : 5.7 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 372 hp
Torque: 400 ft-lbs

8-speed Automatic
In addition, Charger Pursuit's new Úconnect 12.1 system can split the touchscreen to display the familiar and award-winning 8.4-inch (640 by 480 pixels) Úconnect interface. Designed to be intuitive, Dodge Charger Pursuit's cockpit includes redundant vehicle controls, such as radio and climate, located below the Úconnect system, while the driver can also use the switches on the back of the §teering wheel, voice commands, the touchscreen display or the redundant knobs and buttons to control a bevy of vehicle options.

Designed for ease of integration and operation, the Úconnect 12.1 features a plug-and-play solution (Ethernet) to connect an officer's mobile computer out of sight in the Dodge Charger Pursuit's trunk. Úconnect 12.1 was also engineered and tested to work wîth an officer wearing gloves, plus extreme operating conditions as low as -40°C and as hot as 85°C.

For added upfit equipment control and capability, the 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit's Úconnect 12.1 also provides a fourth auxiliary button, adding to the three §teering-wheel mounted auxiliary buttons managed through the Vehicle Systems Interference Module (VSIM). This elegant wiring solution makes installation of upfit equipment easier, as the system is capable of providing the appropriate power, ground and fusing for a variety of LED, lighting, siren, computer, modem or camera systems.

Designed wîth feedback from Dodge Law Enforcement's 19-member Police Advisory Board
The development of the 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit's all-new Úconnect 12.1 touchscreen system was a team effort, combining the expertise of Fiat Chrysler Automobile's law enforcement vehicle design, engineering, fleet and Úconnect teams, plus its 19-member Police Advisory Board (PAB) to answer the call for an integrated mobile command center solution.

Safety and security are the top priority when designing new tactical equipment for the Dodge Charger Pursuit. Úconnect 12.1 was conceptualized from the vehicle's team of law enforcement specialists, as well as feedback from the field. Advancements in law enforcement have put highly effective new tools in the hands of police. Laptop computers wîth data protection protocols have replaced two-way radios for the transmission of sensitive information, such as crime scene details and suspect identities. Police vehicles are jam-packed wîth additional displays, mounting brackets and keyboards that not only compromise comfort, they pose a risk to officer safety in the event of a collision.

Initial feedback found that a traditional, center console-mounted laptop or screen positioned between driver and front passenger often added dangerous impact points or could even interfere wîth airbag deployment during a crash. In addition, these third-party upfit solutions were considered distractive to the officer's outward vision and line-of-sight. Last, the ergonomics designed into the vehicle's controls and even touchscreen displays were hindered by the installation of these bulky devices.

The Dodge Charger Pursuit's team of law enforcement specialists saw a clear opportunity to adapt the easy-to-use Úconnect interface for the benefit of police officers and their mobile technologies. In 2012, the team provided Úconnect 12.1 system prototypes in the Los Angeles Police Department's Dodge Charger Pursuit test vehicles. And now, the all-new Úconnect 12.1 system is ready and available to all 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit customers.

Úconnect 12.1 includes the latest upgrades for 2016
The all-new Úconnect 12.1 leverages the strengths and continued improvements of the Úconnect touchscreen family. Innovative features on the §egmènt's largest touchscreen include, Bluetooth connectivity for mobile devices, Bluetooth streaming audio, ParkView rear back-up camera, SD Card slot, plus ÚSB and auxiliary ports.

'As technology continues to evolve, the next wave of Úconnect features and services is in constant progression and our latest Charger Pursuit application wîth our massive 12.1-inch touchscreen display is just a taste of our in-house capabilities to expand and integrate different technologies for our customers,' said Joni Christensen, Head of Úconnect Marketing. 'This is a great opportunity to adapt our easy-to-use Úconnect system to benefit law enforcement officers, making it even easier to keep their hand on the wheel and eyes on the road.'

Úconnect 12.1 is introducing new features that include the all-new Drag and Drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free and Do Not Disturb features, which can be viewed via the 12.1-inch touchscreen. •Drag and Drop Menu Bar: Dodge Charge Pursuit customers now can simply drag their favorite feature or service icon from the apps menu and move them to their Úconnect system's main menu bar.
•Siri Eyes Free: Via the voice button on the §teering wheel and compatible wîth an Apple iPhone 4s or later, wîth Siri Eyes Free drivers can speak natural language voice commands to send text messages, play music, set reminders, place phone calls and access turn-by-turn directions. Drivers simply push and hold the voice recognition button on the §teering wheel until the Siri Eyes Free screen appears on the touchscreen and they can hear the audible tones.
•Do Not Disturb: Drivers of the Dodge Charge Pursuit who prefer not be interrupted wîth phone calls or text messages while driving can choose to turn on the new 'Do Not Disturb' and 'Reply wîth Text Message' feature. Located within the Úconnect system's phone screen, once enabled wîth the push of a button or via voice command, the Do Not Disturb icon will route all incoming mobile calls to voicemail and suppress text messages. If the driver chooses to enable the Do Not Disturb feature, they also have the ability to send a default or customized response once a call or text message is received.

About 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit
Dodge brand recognizes that the heroic men and women who protect us must be equipped wîth the best-performing pursuit-rated vehicle, loaded wîth tactical equipment and technology. And for 2016, the Dodge Charger Pursuit – America's high-performance police vehicle – delivers wîth world-class safety and security, technology and pursuit-rated hardware, all while offering 370 best-in-class horsepower, factory-installed Mopar upfit packages and the §egmènt's most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system for maximum tactical performance, all-weather traction and fuel-efficiency.

About Dodge Brand
The Dodge brand is America's mainstream performance brand. With the purification of the brand and consolidation wîth SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots wîth every single model it offers. The Dodge and SRT brands offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own §egmènts. Dodge is the 'mainstream performance' brand and SRT is positioned as the 'ultimate performance' halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand wîth one vision and one voice.

From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SÚVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2015 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2015 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the 2015 Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the new Crossroad model, and its flagship, the Dodge Viper.

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