2014 Dodge Durango Will Likely Have UConnect

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There are plenty of new reveals just around the corner with the New York Auto Show. Mopar and Jeep have come together to put out six new Jeep concepts that’ll be on display at the event. Dodge is also teasing auto-enthusiasts prior to the happening with the new 2014 Durango. All that’s been shown so far is the tease of a taillight design, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from speculating on what to expect.

Digital Trends believes they know a multitude of features that the 2014 Dodge Durango will have. It should have a load of new tech that Chrysler has been pushing for. The conclusion is drawn from the press release that Dodge put out in which they say, “Built on the Dodge brand’s pillars of style, performance, and innovation, the new 2014 Dodge Durango will deliver state-of-the-art-technology in both form and function.”

Not exactly a tough conclusion to come up with from the fact that the mission statement from Dodge is about being ahead of the pack in auto technology. The Durango incorporating the popular Uconnect system seems like a given with how positive the feedback from critics and drivers has been. A real question to wonder about is if Durango will be having a brand new piece of tech to go with it. Until the New York Auto Show, it’s all just guessing.

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Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s March Madness!

269258_490680614313313_564913844_nIt’s #MarchMadness at Bayside! Vote for the #Viper or #Dodge Charger from Dukes of Hazzard!
At Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge, we’re doing our own March Madness, pitting classic car vs. classic car! Today’s match-up is the General Lee from “The Dukes of Hazzard” vs. the Viper from “Viper.”
Let us know which one is your favorite, is it the Duke boys or the 90’s television classic?  Tell us your choice on our Facebook page!

2013 Dodge Charger: Power the Police Prefer

2013-charger-badgeThe Dodge Charger is a favorite with police departments.  They recognize that in order to do their job that they need to have the best quality helping them.

The New York Daily News breaks down the new 2013 Dodge Charger and the reasoning why the cops prefer to use it.  What exactly does a police version of the Dodge Charger have?  It’s typically the 292 BHP 3.6L V6 with variable valve timing to get the best fuel efficiency.  The State Patrols go for even more power.  They choose the Charger with 370 BHP, 395 ft.lbs of torque 5.7L Hemi V8 to get the best acceleration.

There are some advantages to handling a vehicle that cops choose.  Think about the way other drivers may get out of your way, confusing you for a unmarked police car.  Might seem unlikely, but when you see the profile of a Charger, you may ease off the gas just in case.

The newest addition to the 2013 Dodge Charger is the V6.  The engine comes with an eight speed transmission.  The eight gear ratios give the V6 17 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

If you’re in the market for a Dodge Charger, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We offer the best customer-service that is looking to help you get the car you want.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Dodge news and for our monthly service specials.

Sergio Marchionne’s Customer Dodge Challenger SRT up for Auction

2011_dodge_challenger-srt8_front_ns_31313_717Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler’s CEO, is putting up a one-of-a-kind Dodge up for auction.  His customized 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 will be available to bid upon at the Barrett-Jackson event April 4th through the 6th.

The Challenger is simply amazing.  It’s the kind of beast you’d expect from someone at the head of Chrysler.  Marchionne had it given a black paint job along with “Dark Charcoal” racing stripes.  Proving that it’s good to be the kind, those stripes were put on by the hands of the SRT studio and painters from the Chrysler Group’s Product Design Office.

According to Edmunds, the people putting this together for the CEO wanted the special Challenger to have “a sinister look from every angle, so the tailamps have been “smoked” and the iconic 392 Hemi fender badges have been re-created in gloss and satin black finishes.”

Chrysler will also be throwing in the latest crate engine from Mopar, the 540-horsepower Hemi V8, along with the car to the winner.  The custom Challenger also comes with a Mopar-adjustable coil-over suspension kit and exhaust system.  The wheels are 20-inch and finished in matte black.

To top it all off, Marchionne made sure to include his autograph on the car.  The proceeds from the auctioning off will be going to the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

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Auto Show Puts Dodge Deora on Display

rw09_r184_leadThe Autorama auto show is a celebration of hot-rod culture.  One way of doing this is by showing off the winners of the Ridler Award.  The award, named after Don Ridler who was the Hot Rod Associations first professional promoter, is now in its 50th year.  Reaching a number that large means something special needs to be done and they have just the car to do it with.

The Detroit News has the full breakdown of every vehicle present at the show.  One in particular should stand out to car fans.  It’s a concept car that has to be seen to be believed, the Dodge Deora.  One look at this thing and you’ll notice that you’ve never quite seen anything like it.  It was a bizarre creation handled by the Alexander Brothers.  They had wanted to make a custom pickup based on the cab-over pickups that were coming out in the 1960s.  The one they intended to mirror was the new Chrysler A100.  Chrysler agreed to the idea and let the brothers get to work.

Harry Benthley Bradley was chiefly responsible for the design, working with the brothers to accomplish this goal.  One of the most notable features they wound up with was just how to get in.  Lacking the traditional side doors for either passenger or driver, instead you would open the front of the car, lift the steer wheel, and crawl in.  It’s like something out of a science fiction movie.

When it was unveiled, Chrysler showed it off as the future.  Even today it still looks uniquely modern.  The biggest problem was, obviously, that it was made in a time without precious knowledge of crumple zones.  The cabin was also small and uncomfortable for most people.

Collectors have taken a liking to it.  It’s hard not to see why a car lover wouldn’t want this in their garage.  There’s not really anything else quite like it.  The Dodge Deora has quite a following by enthusiasts.

Take a look for yourself and marvel at the wonder behind the design.  No matter what you think of it, there’s no denying that it stands out as something unique.

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Dodge Sales Soar in February

UntitledThere were some rumors going around the web that February might be the first month in a long while that sales for Chrysler would be down. Now that the month is over with and we can look at the numbers, looks like it’s not quite time for disappointment. Thanks in large part to Dodge, Chrysler sales a sales boost for the month of February.

The auto sales rose 4.1% which is the best February the company has enjoyed since 2008. Dodge was the biggest aid with their vehicles, almost every vehicle, increasing at least 21%. Here’s the breakdown:

The big star of the show is the Dodge Dart. While it’s had a harder time getting out of the gate than the company would prefer, February may be a sign of things improving. The Dart had the best sales month since it was introduced last June.

Looks like the speculation on when this sales streak will just have to continue. Everyone’s been waiting for the drop for months. I think the attention shift should be that buyers are preferring quality in their car purchases and that’s why Chrysler has reigned.

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