New Dodge Journey Coming in 2016?

UntitledThe Dodge Journey first was first launched in 2009. Since then the mid-sized crossover SUV really hasn’t been changed in a major way. The next-generation of the model will be coming in 2016.

Automotive News is reporting that the Dodge Journey will be taking production away from the Chrysler 200 sedan, which is being built in the Sterling Heights Assembly plant in Michigan. Production of the Journey currently is in Toluca, Mexico.

The rumor being reported on is that, like the Chrysler 200, the new Dodge Journey will be using the same Giulieta platform that’s being used for the Dodge Dart and the upcoming Jeep Cherokee.

By moving production up to Michigan may be happening to help reduce costs by making it easier for suppliers to provide common components necessary to build the vehicles. Seems like a smart choice, especially if Dodge plans on really pushing the new generation of the Dodge Journey.

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Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s Military Incentive Program

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We have a special offer for the men and women risking their lives for us on a daily basis. If you’re an Active, Active Reserved, Retired Military or Retired Military Reserve, then you are are eligible for up to $500 in bonus cash under our Military Incentive program. This offer is for 2012 model year vehicle purchases and leases on all new vehicles.

To see the full details of the program, including restrictions, visit our website or contact us at the dealership.

*Excludes SRT models, Viper & Fiat Abarth

 

Dodge Announces New Special Edition Dodge Darts

The Dodge Dart is about options. It’s about having a vast wealth of different parts and accessories to choose from to make a Dart your own. Think of it like going into an ice cream store with 64 different flavors.

Now that I’ve probably already got you wanting ice cream (and hopefully you’ve come back to finish reading after finishing off a scoop), it’s time to show off the new members of the Dart family in the form of all-new Special Edition packages.

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Special EditionThe first up is the Dart SXT Special Edition. It packs all the standard equipment from the SXT, including a 2.0-liter 160 horsepower Tigershark 4-cylinder engine. The new package is about adding visual flair. It adds a unique black crosshair grille, dark-tinted projector headlamps, and LED racetrack tail lamps. That’s just on the outside. Inside of the coupe, the package provides a leather-wrapped steering wheel and front passenger seat in-seat storage. The MSRP for the package is $595.

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Special Edition with the Rallye Appearance GroupThe second package is the Rallye Appearance Group. The Special Edition adds a unique dark front fascia, Rallye badge, and class-exclusive 17-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels. The MSRP for this package is $395.

2013 Dodge Dart Limited Special Edition

The last Special Edition is the Dart Limited package. The features included is a powered sunroof, heated front seats, and the steering wheel is heated as well. The quality of the seats doesn’t end there, they’re also covered in premium Nappa leather. The finishing touch is the 8.4 inch-touch screen with Garmin Navigation on it. This package has an MSRP of $1,810.

So many different ways to enjoy the same great vehicle. Dodge is giving drivers every change to have a unique car tailor made exactly how they want it. So many choices…

View all the available options for the Dodge Dart online at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  You can see the full details or other Dodge products in our online show-room.  If you’re already a proud owner but are in need of maintenance, schedule a time to stop by our top-qualify service department.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Dodge news and for a list of our monthly specials!

Community Comes Together to Purchase a Dodge Dart

24-dart-blue-brickIt’s been a while since we announced that Dodge put together a registry to help customers pay for their Dart. The good news is that the registry has just produced its first full purchase. The even better news is that the first Dart was purchased for charity.

The very first Dodge Dart that was crowd-funded was by a group in Clifton Park, NY by the Northstar Church. The community came together for a greater cause, however, in where the Dart was going to. It was to help a woman, Toni, in need of transportation for her weekly trips to Boston to be part of a clinical trial for treatment..

The registry was made by friends and without her knowledge. All it took to raise the $22,600 for the Dart was 21 days. More than 260 friends, family, and church members put in their contributions to provide for someone in need.

Such a big deal, both the charity and the fact this is the first Dart purchased through the registry, needs a celebration centered around it. So Toni was invited to a special event at a local dealership in Clifton Park to be given the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT by her close friends. Dodge also showed up to take part of the event with a special announcement.

Dodge is giving a contribution of $20,000 to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of what the attendees of the Northstar Church were able to accomplish. In further effort to help Toni with her medical treatment, the auto company also gave her a $2,000 gift card to help pay for the gas she needs for those long trips to Boston.

“The Dodge Dart Registry was designed as an innovation way for friends and family to come together in raising funds toward the purchase of an all-new Dodge Dart,” Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand said. “In recognition of the great collaborative effort of the Clifton Park, NY, community who raised in excess of $22,500 in support of their friend, I’m pleased to announce a significant contribution on behalf of the Dodge Brand to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.”

It’s one of those heart-warming stories that is hard not to feel something while reading.  A community rising up to help someone in their neighborhood.  It certainly shows just how the registry can be put to use.  I wonder if there will be any other creative uses of crowd-funding for purchasing a vehicle.

View all the available options for the Dodge Dart online at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  You can see the full details or other Dodge products in our online show-room.  If you’re already a proud owner but are in need of maintenance, schedule a time to stop by our top-qualify service department.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Dodge news and for a list of our monthly specials!