Chrysler vehicles feature some of the most rugged and innovative off-road capabilities, but it isn’t just a coincidence. Thanks to a $2.5 million investment for the new 4×4 dyno for rain and snow testing, Chrysler is pushing its testing facilities to the edge.
According to Chrysler, the Chrysler Technology Center features a state-of-the-art facility for testing vehicles. The new center can simulate everything from heavy downpours, frigid snow storms, and baking deserts. Now you know why vehicles like the Wrangler and Trailhawk are so tough.
“Our world-class environmental test center provides dynamic and static testing conditions to simulate the climatic environments that are experienced by our customers around the world,” said John Nigro, vice president of product development. “With more 4×4 and all-wheel-drive vehicles in our fleet than ever, this investment will go a long way to providing the durable cars and trucks our customers expect from us.”
What can this 5.4 million square foot facility really do? The system can simulate up to 160 mph winds, minus 40 degree cold weather conditions, or up to 130 degree hot weather conditions. The facility has been running 24/7 since 1991, produces no landfill waste, and also employs up to 14,000 people. This latest investment promises to enhance all of that.