What’s Next for the Dodge Grand Caravan?

Change is in the future for the Dodge brand.  As Dodge moves further towards a concentration of performance in their muscle car line-up, the big question becomes what is going to happen to their other models, like the Dodge Grand Caravan.  The current production of the Grand Caravan is slated to end in 2019.  So what is next for the crossover?

In an article in the Windsor Star, Sam Fiorani, the VP of global vehicle forecasting with AutoForecast Solutions had some thoughts at what the future for the Grand Caravan may be.  His thoughts is that the Grand Caravan will be going on ice and be replaced by a new version of the Chrysler Pacifica or something all new.  The Grand Caravan is an older crossover and anything that comes next will certainly something new.

A new Pacifica seems reasonable.  It’s been getting critical love and the sales certainly show that Chrysler should concentrate on pushing it as their premier minivan.  Giving it another option that is aimed at the same buyers of the Grand Caravan is certainly a great idea.

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A 1969 Dodge Charger Hellcat?

Nostalgia is a powerful thing in the car world.  When someone gets attached to a certain car, it can hold forever.  When it comes to muscle cars, this is usually very true for drivers.  The 1969 Dodge Charger is one of the all-time classic muscle cars.  What if someone wanted to keep that iconic look of the classic Charger but give it the power of the modern day Charger?  Someone was crazy enough to try and the result is amazing!

The Drive has the break down of the project form Cleveland Power and Performance.  The project is to take the modern 707-horsepower Hellcat engine and get it to work in a 1969 Dodge Charger body.  The biggest hurdle is that the body of the 69 Charger was never meant to handle the Hellcat engine, making it harder than simply swaping engines.  In order to get this to work, there needed to be extensive work done.

Check out the article on the Drive to see the full breakdown of what the process looked like.  And here is the video of the final working product: a 1969 Dodge Charger Hellcat!

 

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Dodge Shows Dodge Demon Allocation Plan

The Dodge Demon is getting ready to hit dealership sales floors.  With the Hellcats being a warning of what can happen when Dodge is unprepared, they’ve put out the gameplan for delivery of the Dodge Demon.

“We learned a lot when we launched the wildly popular SRT Hellcats,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands at FCA.  “We’ve taken that information and created an allocation plan that is clear and concise, builds on Demon’s position as the Dodge/SRT halo and makes it easy for our customers to understand how they can put a Demon into their garage and, ultimately, out on the drag strip.”

Here’s the allocation plan Dodge has planned.  For a dealership to get a Demon, they must have sold more than one SRT Hellcat in the last 12 months.  It will be based on 60 percent SRT Hellcat and 40 percent Charger and Challenger sales performance at the dealership.  On top of those rules, Demons sold at or below MSRP will receive priority scheduling and have lower serial numbers as a result.  Demons sold for a price over MSRP will be produced after priority production is completed.

The Dodge Demon starts at a US MSRP of $84,995 (including $1,700 gas guzzler, excluding $1,095 destination, and the Demon crate unleash price for full power is only $1.

New Gran Turismo 6 Features the Dodge Charger Hellcat!

E3 is where the biggest and hottest new games get announced to the world and at the Sony Press Conference, amongst shooters and adventure titles, they unveiled the latest trailer for the long-anticipated new Gran Turismo 6.

For the racing game fans and for car fans, the Gran Turismo series is the chance to drive the cars that some can only dream of.  It features a long list of the hottest brands and models on the market and gives players the chance to experience driving them in a simulated reality that is as close as it can come in may respects.  The developers of the game work diligently to make sure their driving simulator offers what these cars are like in real life.  There is even an episode of classic Top Gear where they compare what a car handles like in the game and on the track in reality.

Gran Turismo 6 is the newest in the franchise and will be featuring numerous models from FCA in the line-up.  This includes the Dodge Charger Hellcat and Dodge Viper GT3-R.  Check out the trailer here:

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