Mopar® Announces Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas

Deck the Car with Wi-Fi and a Short-throw Shifter

Dec 01, 2010, 09:00 ET from Chrysler Group LLC

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't forget his or her car this holiday season.

To help find the perfect gift for the automotive enthusiast on your shopping list, Mopar® announced its Top 10 list of holiday gift ideas. A complete list of authentic parts and accessories is available at

"From hoodies to engine blocks and slush mats to camper trailers, Mopar has everything for the car enthusiast and road-trip warrior on your list," said Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer – Mopar, Chrysler Group's service, parts and customer-care brand. "Whether you use your car for daily travel, business or just for fun, Mopar covers the spectrum with more than 280,000 proven quality-tested parts and accessories, many of which are available on the Mopar eStore."

Mopar®'s Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas

Mopar Holiday Ornament: Moparize and accessorize your Christmas tree with a Mopar holiday ornament. This white, custom glass ornament prominently features the Mopar logo. Part Number (PN): A66140042N; Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $8.95.  Mopar offers free shipping on this item through December 25, 2010.  Go to

Mopar Reflective Logo Crew Sweatshirt: Only Rudolph's nose shines brighter than the popular Mopar reflective logo on this black crew neck sweatshirt. Sweatshirts are available in sizes M–3XL. PN: A66072842; MSRP: M–XL, $26.95; 2XL–3XL, $27.95. Mopar offers free shipping on this item through December 25, 2010.  Go to

Mopar Logo Hoodie: Perfect for cool holiday weather, this hoodie comes with the Mopar logo emblazoned across the chest. Available in Charcoal and in sizes M–3XL. PN: A66062942; MSRP: M–XL, $28.95; 2XL–3XL, $29.95. Mopar offers free shipping on this item through December 25, 2010.  Go to

Mopar Custom USB 2GB Drive: Perfect for storing photos or information, this custom USB drive is fashioned in the form of the Mopar "Omega M" logo and stores up to 2GB of data. PN: A66010042N; MSRP: $39.75. Mopar offers free shipping on this item through December 25, 2010.  Go to

Mopar Slush Mats: Keep water, snow and mud off of your vehicle's carpet with heavy-duty slush mats from Mopar.  PN: varies, depending on vehicle; MSRP: $41 - $162.

Mopar Short-throw Shifter: This easy bolt-in shifter lever features an embossed billet aluminum knob with a Mopar logo graphic and allows for precise shifts with a 4.5:1 lever ratio, one-inch shorter than the production version. PN: P5155284AB; MSRP: $129.

Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): With industry-first EVTS, owners will always know the location of their vehicle. Unlike other vehicle tracking systems, Mopar offers nationwide vehicle tracking without a subscription. Three available packages (Base, Silver and Gold) include GPS stolen-vehicle locator, real-time GPS stolen-vehicle tracking and "Security Fence," a feature that allows owners to set speed and distance parameters for their vehicles and receive text alerts when parameters are exceeded.  Base Package PN: 82212457; Base MSRP: $459 (installation not included); Silver Package PN: 82212459; Silver Annual Fee: $149 (one-year service, renewable); Gold Package PN: N/A; Gold Annual Fee: $249 (one-year service, renewable).

Uconnect® Web: Mopar's industry-first system allows consumers to make their car a wireless hotspot with high-speed WiFi and hands-free 3G cellular connectivity. System provides instant access to websites, e-mail, personalized music, online gaming, photo albums and more. PN: 82211856; MSRP: $499.

Aluminum Gen III HEMI® Engine Blocks: Mopar HEMI® Gen III Aluminum Blocks are 100 lbs. lighter than the 6.1L production cast-iron blocks, providing added performance in more ways than one, including better acceleration, braking and vehicle dynamics. PN: Available in three part numbers, depending on finished specs; MSRP: $4,485.

Jeep® Camper Trailers: Whether you're a Jeep® lover hitting the trails with the family or a hard-core enthusiast heading into the wild, Mopar and Jeep have you covered with industry-first off-road camper trailers. The Jeep Trail Edition camper features an extensive use of lightweight tubular-aluminum construction in order to ensure a long life and trouble-free light-weight towing. The Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper ups the ante with a heavy-duty frame, more ground clearance and a full-underbody skid plate. Jeep Trail Edition Camper PN: Available in six part numbers; Jeep Trail Edition Camper MSRP: $9,995; Jeep Extreme Trail Edition Camper PN: Available in six part numbers; Jeep Extreme Trail Edition Camper MSRP: $11,995.

Mopar-First Features

Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:

  • Camper trailers: first to introduce off-road camper trailers
  • Vehicle-information apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
  • Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format
  • Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to market with a new interactive vehicle tracking device that sends owner a text when vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on pre-set parameters
  • 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak: first to introduce a 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car
  • Wi-Fi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
  • WiTECH: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless tool network

About the Mopar Brand

Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC's service, parts and customer-care brand.

Mopar distributes approximately 280,000 parts and accessories in more than 90 countries and is the source for all original-equipment parts for Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram Truck vehicles. Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles—a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at

More than 70 Years of Mopar

When Chrysler bought Dodge in 1928, the need for a dedicated parts manufacturer, supplier and distribution system to support the growing enterprise led to the formation of the Chrysler Motor Parts Corporation (CMPC) in 1929.

Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was trademarked for a line of antifreeze products in 1937. It also was widely used as a moniker for the CMPC. The Mopar brand made its mark in the 1960s—the muscle-car era. The Chrysler Corporation built race-ready Dodge and Plymouth "package cars" equipped with special high-performance parts. Mopar carried a line of "special parts" for super-stock drag racers and developed its racing parts division called Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use.

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC