Dodge has announced the release of a new Journey model, the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad, which will be unveiled next week at the Chicago Auto Show. The new Journey Crossroad gives the crossover a more rugged appearance with new front and rear fascias, side sills and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
This week Chrysler took the wraps off the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 at the Detroit Auto Show, so what does that mean for the Dodge Avenger? Chrysler has reported that it plans to remove duplicate vehicles from its lineup and that means that the Avenger is finally going away.
Dodge is adding the 2014 Dodge Dart to the list of models that are available with its unique Blacktop package. The 2014 Dodge Dart Blacktop package is going to debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show and adds Gloss Black wheels, special exterior paint colors, Gloss Black painted split-crosshair grille with Gloss Black matching grille surround, darkened headlamp bezels, as well as some unique Blacktop interior touches.
Chrysler has unveiled the new 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker and Mopar '14 Challenger at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker is a throwback to the original 1970 Challenger R/T with the Shaker hood.
Chrysler has released an image of its new limited-edition Mopar '14, is based on the Dodge Challenger and will debut at next month's SEMA show in Las Vegas. "Our new Mopar '14 will instantly resonate with enthusiasts," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC's service, parts and customer-care brand. "This limited-edition ride is for muscle-car fans who love high octane and customizable performance."
Chrysler is going to unveil 20 Mopar-modified Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat and SRT vehicles at the SEMA show next month. Chrysler has released some early sketches of four of the vehicles and in addition, the automaker will highlight Jeep Performance Parts developed by its newly created Mopar Off-Road Division at the show.
Dodge has announced a new advertising campaign for the 2014 Dodge Durango, which also promotes Anchorman 2. The movie's legendary news anchor "Ron Burgundy" is now the new face of the new 2014 Dodge Durango.
Chrysler and Fiat currently only offer one electrified model in the US, the California only Fiat 500e. If you're hoping for more hybrid and electric models from Chrysler, unfortunately it won't happen anytime soon. Bob Lee, head of Fiat and Chrysler global powertrain recently stated that there are no plans to invest in electrified powertrains until consumers are willing to pay for the technology.
The Detroit News is reporting that Chrysler is going to extend the lives of the current Dodge Avenger, Grand Caravan and Jeep Wrangler. The new report is a big change from the earlier product plan.
If you're looking for a bit more attitude from the Dodge Dart, Chrysler has announced that the limited-edition 2013 Mopar '13 Dart will arrive this summer, starting at $25,485. The Mopar '13 Dart is painted in Pitch Black with a Mopar blue racing stripe that runs from the nose to the tail. Inside, the seats are covered in Katzkin leather. The driver's seat is Mopar blue with black accents while the rest of the seats are black with blue accents.
Dodge has announced that two new 2013 Dodge Dart "Special Edition" packages and a new Rallye Appearance Group are available. The new packages are available on Dart SXT and Limited models, combine features and content both exclusive to the segment and most frequently ordered by Dart customers.
Dodge has unveiled the updated 2014 Dodge Durango at the New York Auto Show. In addition to updates to its exterior styling, the new Durango also gets a new eight-speed transmission and a long list of new technologies.
Chrysler's SRT brand has announced the introduction of the new 392 appearance package for the Dodge Charger SRT8. The limited edition package adds custom-designed gloss black "392 HEMI" fender badges with a charcoal grey metallic insert, a power bulge hood with the center portion painted in black, a black roof and side mirrors, 20-inch black wheels and a black rear spoiler.
Dodge has released a teaser photo of the new 2014 Dodge Durango ahead of its debut next week in New York. From the single teaser photo its clear that the new Durango will get taillights that are similar to the Dart and Charger models. Dodge also says that the new Durango will "deliver state-of-the-art technology in both form and function."
Chrysler hasn't unveiled the 2014 Dodge Durango, but according to the guys over at Allpar, the refreshed 2014 Durango is going to enter into production in May, with the first units arriving in June.
Dodge Challenger fans will be happy to hear the news that Dodge has added two iconic colors to the list of available colors for the 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T and Challenger SRT8 392 models. Unlocked from the Dodge archive, the return of iconic Plum Crazy and HEMI Orange paint codes answer enthusiasts' desire for the return of more high-impact heritage paint hues. The Challenger R/T and track-ready Challenger SRT8 392 are powered by a HEMI V8 with 375-hp in the Challenger R/T and 470-hp in the Challenger SRT8 392.
Chrysler's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand is expanding its "Core SRT" vehicle strategy from the Charger SRT8 Super Bee and SRT Viper by offering new 2013 "Core" models of the Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8. "With exclusive content, including the standard premium 'Ballistic' cloth interior from the new SRT Viper, SRT-tuned sport suspensions and distinctive exterior accents, the new Challenger SRT8 and 300 SRT8 'Core' models are designed and built with the back-to-basics performance driving enthusiast in mind," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO -- SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC.
Chrysler has taken the wraps off the latest version of the Dodge Challenger, the 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Redline, which is based on the Challenger R/T. It features unique exterior accents, a performance suspension and signature 20-inch Black Chrome wheels with a Redline Red accented lip.
"Building on Challenger's all-time sales record in 2012, the new Challenger R/T Redline fuses our iconic heritage with a one-of-a-kind customized appearance," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO - Dodge Brand. "Featuring unique body-side stripes and black chrome wheels with red accents, the new R/T Redline combines unmatched personalization with the unmistakable performance of the legendary HEMI V-8."
Chrysler has introduced the limited-edition Mopar '13 Dart, which is the fourth special-edition Mopar-badged vehicle created since Chrysler partnered with Fiat in 2009. The Mopar 13' Dodge Dart will debut next week at the Chicago Auto Show. Building on the success of the Mopar '10 Challenger, Mopar '11 Charger and the Mopar '12 300, the limited-edition Mopar '13 Dart will be built and customized with Mopar performance parts and accessories. Production for a limited run of 500 units will begin this spring at the company's assembly plant in Belvidere, Ill.
Although Chrysler has yet to unveil an SRT version of the new Dodge Dart, Chrysler has just unveiled the 2013 Dodge Dart GT, that is powered by a 184-hp 2.4L engine and starts at $20,995. The Dodge Dart GT gets its name from the sporty Dart GT model that originally made its debut in 1963 and offered drivers enhanced performance and style, including a heavy-duty suspension that delivered improved ride and handling characteristics.
Chrysler has announced an industry first navigation system that can be activated by dealers. Buyers that choose to not buy the navigation option at the time they purchase their new Chrysler now have the option of adding it later. Chrysler dealers can activate navigation functions in vehicles equipped with certain Uconnect systems. "Sometimes customers don't realize what they want until they need it," says Marios Zenios, Vice President-Uconnect Systems and Services. "That's fine. We can help. With dealer-activated navigation, we are adopting a 'no-customer-left-behind' attitude."
Winter is upon us and Dodge has just unveiled the 2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport, which brings all-wheel-drive, more power and unique styling to the Charger lineup. Building on the success of the rear-wheel drive and blacked-out styled Dodge Charger Blacktop, the new 2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport gets a Gloss Black split-crosshair grille, Gloss Black accented 19-inch aluminum wheels, steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters with sport-mode, rear spoiler, sport seats and Beats Audio. The 3.6L V6 also gets more power and for buyers that want even more power, the 5.7L V8 is available as well.
Dodge has announced the introduction of the 2013 Blacktop packages for the Avenger, Challenger R/T and Charger R/T models. The package includes larger, unique Gloss Black wheels, select exterior paint colors, Gloss Black-painted "split-crosshair" grilles with Gloss Black matching grille surround, darkened headlamp bezels and body-color spoilers, as well as some unique Blacktop interior touches.
This year's 2012 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show kicks off in Las Vegas on Oct. 30. Chrysler is bringing 24 custom "Mopar-modified" models to the show. Unique Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT and FIAT brand vehicles outfitted with more than 500 Mopar performance parts and accessories will be on display.
Chrysler has announced the pricing and details for the most fuel-efficient version of the 2013 Dodge Dart, the Dodge Dart Aero. The 2013 Dodge Dart Aero starts at $19,925 and is powered by a 1.4L MultiAir turbocharged four-cylinder with 160 horsepower and gets 41 mpg on the highway when equipped with a six-speed manual (40 MPG with the Dual Dry Clutch Transmission).
Chrysler has released sketches of the Moparized vehicles that it is bringing to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas at the end of next month.
Currently Chrysler offers two minivans, the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country. When Chrysler takes the wraps off its next minivan in the next two years, there will only be one. Chrysler's CEO Sergio Marchionne wants to further differentiate the Chrysler and Dodge brands, so Chrysler will only offer one minivan, the Dodge Grand Caravan.
SRT Motorsports announced today that Dodge will withdraw from NASCAR competition at the conclusion of the 2012 season. Dodge has recorded 215 wins in the Sprint Cup Series, including 55 since 2001, and has been represented in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup seven of the eight seasons.
"We've spent an intense five months working to identify and evaluate all options for our future involvement in NASCAR," Gilles said. "A number of opportunities emerged, and our team worked diligently to put a structure together to fit our overall business and competitive objectives. While we have been pleased and enthused with the amount of interest from teams and sponsors over that time, in the end, we simply couldn't develop the right structure."
The first 2013 Dodge Dart has rolled off the production line at Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois. The 2013 Dart borrows its platform from Alfa Romeo and will be available with 12 exterior colors, 14 interior color and trim options, three engines and three transmission choices. The 2013 Dart starts at $15,995.
The first vehicle off the line was a red Dodge Dart Rallye with a black and red interior, powered by a 1.4-liter engine with manual transmission.
Chrysler has announced that it expects its all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan to get up to 41 mpg on the highway. The 2013 Dodge Dart will be available with three different powertrains, with the "Aero" model getting the highest fuel economy rating on the highway.
The standard Dodge Dart will get an estimated 27 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway, but if Dart buyers want even more, the new Aero package for the 1.4L turbocharged Dart will increase that number to 41 mpg on the highway. Since the Aero package is available with the 1.4L turbo engine, that means Dart drivers will get to also get to enjoy 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of torque. Chrysler hasn't announced the pricing for the Aero package that will be available in the third quarter of this year.