2013 Dodge Dart: Earth, Wind, & Power Car of the Year!

UntitledThe 2013 Dodge Dart has received the award for the Earth, Wind, and Power Car of the Year for 2013.  The award is always given to the one stand out vehicle or truck of the year that is the most environmentally progressive.

The award is handed out by Earth, Wind, and Power Media and their partners in an effort to educate drivers on climate change.  They look for vehicles that are the most-fuel efficient and that just goes to show how amazing the new Dodge Dart is.

“We are honored to accept this award that recognizes the Dodge Dart’s environmental friendliness and fuel economy of up to 41 miles per gallon,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Dodge Brand.  “In addition to its excellent fuel economy, the all-new Dodge Dart offers features and benefits never before offered in a compact car, the interior room of a mid-size car and class-leading technology, style, and safety, and a starting price of just $15,995.”

The Dodge Dart is one of the most impressive new vehicles of the year.  Being honored for an award aimed at raising awareness of how incredible its fuel economy is shows how hard the engineers at Dodge worked to produce an incredible new vehicle.

Contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge if you’re interested in picking one up for yourself.  We stock new and pre-owned of Dodge models for the Queens area.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Dodge news and deals at our dealership.

Dodge Charger Pursuit: Future Super Car of Law Enforcement

2013-Dodge-Charger-Pursuit-Police-Package-626x382At the CES show in Las Vegas going on as we speak, Dodge unveiled the next generation of law enforcement vehicles for the LAPD.  Featuring a host of new features and technologies, The Dodge Charger Pursuit is the next generation of law enforcement vehicles.

Dan Costa at PC Mag got to take a tour of the Dodge Charger at the tech show.  He made note of many of the new tech features that will be used.  One such one was a multiple camera system along with one that will photograph a license plate that is in the car’s view.  It’ll run a check in the database and see if the car’s been stolen or if it’s wanted for a crime.  It even has an infrared camera that will let the cop see if there’s a warm engine in a parking lot or if someone is hiding behind a bush.

Safety was a major concern for the new vehicle.  One way to help the officers during a gun fight is by reinforcing the doors with Kevlar.  Another is the removal of the laptop platforms that have been a hazard to officers involved in a car crash for some time now.  To solve this issue, Chrysler is using their now standard U-Connect system.  The 8.4 inch screen size is too small, however, so they upped the screen to 12.1 inches.

A solar panel is now installed in the roof to keep the battery charged.  This will help the police be out on the road more and less likely to be stuck in the motor pool with a dead battery.

All in all, Chrysler is working with the LAPD to make sure that they have the best means to aid their officers on the job.  Most of the upgrades and improvements seem extremely practical.  As Sgt Dan Gomez, the officer giving the grand tour says of the Dodge Charger Pursuit, “I have no doubt this is the most technologically advanced law enforcement vehicle in the US.”

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