Despite the ongoing pandemic, many states have rolled back restrictions allowing for the automotive industry to restart annual auto show operations. One such show that will kick off this week is the Atlanta International Auto Show in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta International Auto Show, produced by the Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association, is one of the nation’s key automotive exhibitions, showcasing new cars, SUVs, and trucks from the automakers – including the Stellantis North America brands.
Six of the company’s brands including the Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge//SRT, FIAT, Jeep®, and Ram will be represented at the show with a variety of displays and interactive experiences.
Alfa Romeo –
The Alfa Romeo brand will have their 2021 Giulia midsize sedan and Stelvio SUV on display. Alfa Romeo has simplified the Giulia and Stelvio model lineups and restructured optional content packages, delivering more performance and value. Available in four trims for the 2021 model year, versus seven for the 2020 model year, the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio lineups include the Sprint, Ti, Ti Sport, and Quadrifoglio. Further, with many popular options made standard, the number of available content packages has been significantly reduced, making it easier for customers to build their Alfa Romeo.
Chrysler will showcase its new, top-of-the-line 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Pinnacle model. The Pinnacle is loaded with premium appointments and the most luxurious interior in its class. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the segment’s first and only plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, offering more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, an electric range of more than 30 miles, and a total range of more than 500 miles.
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L “S” delivers available AWD capability combined with class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and more standard safety features than any other vehicle in the industry, all wrapped in a refreshed exterior and interior design. The popular S Appearance Package, first introduced in 2017, continues in 2021 with new exterior Anodized Ink finishes on the grille surrounds and badging and a new “Foreshadow” finish on the wheels.
The sold-out Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat – the most powerful SUV ever, will join the Challenger and Charger in SRT Hellcat in Atlanta. Powered by the proven supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V8 engine delivering 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque, the Durango SRT Hellcat runs 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, has an NHRA-certified quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.5 seconds, a top speed of 180 mph, and a best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 lbs.
The FIAT brand will have the last vehicle in its North American portfolio on display – the 500X. The 500X offers an advanced AWD system standard and a full array of safety, comfort, and convenience features. The fun-to-drive compact features a 1.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine for improved performance and fuel economy. A standard nine-speed automatic transmission and AWD system contributes to the fuel efficiency of 30 miles per gallon (mpg) highway.
The Jeep brand returns to the show with several all-new vehicles, including the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, and 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392. The Jeep Grand Cherokee expands into three-row form for the first time as the Grand Cherokee L, breaking new ground in exceptional performance, comfort, and functionality while continuing its legacy as the most awarded and celebrated SUV ever, with legendary 4×4 capability, improved on-road refinement, and premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out. The state-of-the-art Jeep Grand Cherokee L features advanced safety and security features, including advanced driver-assist systems, 360-degree surround view, and night vision cameras, plus next-generation technologies, including 10-inch digital screens, Uconnect 5 with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, windshield Head-Up Display, digital rearview mirror, rear-seat monitoring camera and a premium 19-speaker McIntosh audio system.
The Wagoneer nameplate returns as a premium extension of the Jeep brand while continuing its legacy as the original premium SUV. Building on a rich heritage of premium American craftsmanship while offering a new level of comfort, legendary 4×4 capability, and customer service, Wagoneer forges a new path – one that defines the new standard of sophistication, authenticity, and modern mobility. Offering a unique and premium customer service experience, Wagoneer delivers warm, capable, innovative, and authentic vehicles with premium design cues and technology to a new, distinctive, and successful array of customers. Combining these attributes with strong SUV credentials, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer build on the original premium SUV by defining the next generation of an American icon.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX will take center stage for the Ram Truck brand. This new truck is the apex predator of the truck world and cements Ram Truck as North America’s off-road truck leader. Designed bolt by bolt to significantly outperform every other truck straight from the factory, the Ram 1500 TRX has been tested to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme durability. Class-leading, uncompromising performance in the harshest environments is achieved in part through the 702-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine. Stratospheric power delivers a new level of performance: 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds @ 108 mph, and a top speed of 118 mph. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has been rigorously tested to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme capability and durability on its way to being the quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced half-ton pickup truck in the world.
The 2021 Atlanta International Auto Show starts today April 14th and runs to Sunday, April 15th. For more information about the show or tickets, you can visit www.GoAutoShow.com.