The Dodge Durango is One of the Best Buys of 2016

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Consumer Guide has handed Fiat-Chrysler some bragging rights for the near future.  On their 2016 Best Busy distinction list, the Dodge Durango earned a place on their ‘Best Buys of 2016’ list.

 

The 2016 Dodge Durango was placed on the ‘Large SUV Best Buy.’  This marks the fourth consecutive year that Consumer Guide has recognized the accomplished Durango.  It’s hard not to see why, the Durango has been widely regarded as one of the best large SUVs on the market.  Sales of the SUV has shown that drivers are still incredibly fond of it.

Tom Appel, Publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive, said about the numerous awards for FCA, “We are pleased to recognize FCA’s enduring success in the Large SUV and Large Pickup classes.  We are equally please to award the newest Jeep crossover Best Buy status for 2016.”

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Jay Leno’s Garage Pits Leno Against Tim Allen in Dodge Hellcats

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At this point, the public should not be caught by surprise at the news that Jay Leno has an extensive car collection.  He’s never been shy of showing off the vast line-up he has accumulated over the years.  Since retiring from the Tonight Show, Leno has been putting out various YouTube videos that put his cars on display, as he did when he was able to get a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.  After taking it for a thorough test-drive, he ended up giving one to a returning vet.  Leno is now planning on premiering a CNBC show titled “Jay Leno’s Garage” in which the host will run for eight episodes.

The shows concept is simple, it will be Jay Leno covering the thing he knows the most about cars.  It will also combine his love and knowledge of cars with his other passion, guest stars.  Each episode will bring on a different celebrity for him to interview and drive around with.

The first episode’s guest-star will be Tim Allen.  The two will be facing off against each other in what is bound to be quite the spectacle.  They will be racing Hellcats against one another.  Can definitely not wait to see that one in action.

Aside from such spectacles as racing around in Hellcats, Leno will also be using the show to highlight classic cars, restoration projects, and various road tests.  It really looks like it is bound to give car lovers something to drool over and Jay Leno is definitely the best choice to do this.

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Dodge Challenger and Journey Top September Sales

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September was a good month for the Dodge brand.  As a whole, Fiat-Chrysler had an incredibly strong month and kept their sales streak alive.  While Jeep was the biggest winner, Dodge and their vehicle line-up set numerous records for the month.

The Challenger had its best September sales ever.  Sales were up by 26 percent making this its 8th sales record this year.  The muscle car has been one of the biggest hits of the year, aided by an extremely popular Hellcat variant.  The Challenger has always been a mainstay of the muscle car community, but the 2015 model has seemingly re-sparked a love for it amongst new and nostalgic fans.

The other Dodge vehicle that set a record was the Journey. It had its sixth sales record this year with September being the best month it’s ever had.  The Journey remains one of the strongest and more popular mid-size crossovers on the market.

As a whole, Dodge’s sales were up 3 percent in the month of September.

Dodge continues to have a great sales trend.  The new focus on premium performance is paying off for the company.

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Dodge Continues Ad Campaign With Danny Trejo

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Chrysler has never had a hard time getting actors and singers to help promote their products.  From Eminem to Bob Dylan to Clint Eastwood.  Now a popular character actor gets to join that ranks; the one and only Danny Trejo.

It is all part of the popular “It’ll Test You” Hispanic marketing campaign.  It’s also a part of Dodge’s new partnership with A Walk on Water, a nonprofit organization that shares the therapeutic powers of the ocean.  A few weeks ago, at an event on Sept 17th, Dodge gave AWOW a check for $20,000 and announced a special program for even more donations to the organization.

For dealerships participating in Southern California, whenever someone takes a test drive, Dodge donates $50.  The customer who took the test drive will also receive two free tickets to the Supersonico Latin music festival on October 3rd.

As for Danny Trejo fits into all this, he’ll be a part of a Hispanic advertising campaign for the 2015 Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Dart.  The campaign will be made up of three different spots.  The spots came out in June and showcase the actor doing what he does best.


“We always knew that Danny Trejo’s tough persona, strong character and perfect mix of both muscle and fun made him the ideal spokesperson for Dodge’s ‘It’ll Test You’ campaign, as he epitomizes the irreverence and dare-to-be-different attitude of the Dodge brand,” said Juan Torres, head of multicultural advertising, FCA US LLC. “We learned about the other side of Danny when we met him – his philanthropic work and his passion for A Walk on Water – which made it easy for Dodge and our dealers to support Danny in his efforts to generate awareness and funds for this wonderful organization.”

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The 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit is Here With New UConnect 12.1

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Dodge unveiled their new 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit today and it will be providing law enforcement with access to top of the line tech to help them out.

While the cops won’t be getting a Hellcat, they will be getting a new Dodge Charger designed to give them all the support they can use.  The biggest feature is an all-new laptop size 12.1-inch touchscreen display.  This will allow the police access to dispatch software, radio, and camera on a screen that can provide a 1024 by 768 pixel display.

Even better for the police officers who will be using this is that the 12.1-inch touchscreen is meant to cut down on the amount of clutter in the front of the police car.  The visual of the massive laptop sitting out in the front seat is going away.  The Uconnect 12.1 allows the officer to have a plug-and-play solution to their mobile computer.  They will now be able to store that in the trunk of the Charger Pursuit, keeping the front of the car less populated with equipment.

The display has even been designed to work with gloves and in more extreme weather conditions, such as a sweltering summer or a harsh winter.

All of these upgrades were made with the help of a 19-member Police Advisory Board.  Dodge and the board worked hand-in-hand to design a new system that could benefit the officers using it.  One of the biggest complaints they sought to answer was to decrease the risk of an officer’s life in a collision by reducing the amount of equipment in the front seat, hence the use of the trunk for clearing out the clutter.

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Dodge Offers New Contest for Custom Garage

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Would you want to have Dodge build you a garage?  That’s a silly question, who wouldn’t want a Dodge garage?  Think of what a garage door opening with 707 horsepower could do.  It’d send that door straight into orbit.

Dodge is running a contest for them to give one lucky fan a custom garage.  The way to enter is simple, just have a Dodge car and upload a video to their Facebook page showing why you deserve them to come on over and give you a garage makeover.  There is a time limit on that plea, it is 60 seconds.

The contest ends on September 21st and then five finalists will be selected.  On October 7th, those same finalists will be voted on by Dodge fans to see who is worthy of the garage.  The winner of the contest gets a makeover worth of $20,000 and the four not so lucky finalists will get a Contur Cabinet Ltd’s Hi-Kab Kompact storage unit.

So if you want to win, get cracking on getting that video over to Dodge.  Best of luck to all who enter.

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Dodge Plans for 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats

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The popularity of the Dodge Hellcats was something that Dodge didn’t expect.  Due to those issues, the brand had to make some tough choices about the 2015 Hellcats and pull the plug on getting more out to customers, instead giving them a refund and first crack at the newly announced 2016 models.  While this certainly is bad news for customers still trying to get a Hellcat Challenger or Charger, the boost in popularity has really helped the brand.

“It’s an absolute milestone of Dodge history,” said Dodge and SRT President and CEO Tim Kuniskis according to Detroit News.  “It’s the ’71 Hemi all over again.”

The cancellation of orders left hundreds without Hellcats and to rectify this, Dodge is putting an increase in effort into their production of the 2016 line.  They will be producing more than double what was in 2015 in hopes of making sure they avoid this problem in the future.  The two Hellcats, the Charger and Challenger, will also be getting an increase in price.  The main reason is that the standard equipment on the 2016 models has been made nicer, including Laguna leather.

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Dodge is Heading to the Woodward Dream Cruise 2015!

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Dodge motor heads, it is time for a glorious celebration.  The Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise is back in 2015 and Dodge is bringing out the big guns to make sure this year’s event is memorable.

“The Woodward Dream Cruise is a celebration of performance car culture, and Dodge is proud to be at the heart of a gathering of like-minded people who have a passion for cars and a passion for performance,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge, about the event.  “This is the second year in a row Dodge is pulling out all the stops for the Cruise, and if you thought last year was big, this year is going to be absolutely a ‘can’t miss’ event.”

Throughout the four day event, it is expected to draw in racing enthusiasts and those who really want to show off their custom cars.  On the Dodge side of the event, the muscle car maker is bringing some special treats for racing fans.

The popular Hellcats will be making an appearance.  Both the Charger and Challenger will be on hand to be driven through a ‘Drag-n-Drift’ thrill ride alongside a professional driver.  The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, the fastest street-legal Viper, will also be on display.  Dodge will also have a Dodge Challenger simulator at the event for attendees to compete for high test tract times against each other.

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Dodge Readies Plan for 2016 Dodge SRT Hellcat Production

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The Dodge Hellcats have been one of the most popular vehicles this year.  It has been so popular that it has been next near impossible to get hands on one.  Dodge has been frantically been trying to keep up with the amount of orders they received.  The supply definitely was behind the demand.  Dodge was unprepared for how much people would want a Hellcat.  To keep that from happening again, Dodge is prepping for the 2016 models of Hellcats to make sure they can meet the demand of buyers.

“We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response to the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge and SRT.  “To meet this demand, we are more than doubling our SRT Hellcat production for 2016 and simplifying the process to make it easier for our enthusiasts to get their hands on the hottest muscle cars in history.”

This good news does have one sour caveat with it.  Dodge will be canceling unscheduled 2015 SRT Hellcat orders.  For those that get this unfortunate news, the silver lining is that Dodge will be offering each customer that gets their order canceled a discount on the 2016 model year.

The steps that Dodge is taking to make sure it doesn’t run into the same issue with orders like in 2015 is to give dealers a potential allocation total for the entire model year.  This number will be based on previous Dodge sales.  The dealers will be getting this number by August 2015.

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Dodge Challenger, Charger Lead Segments in JD Power’s APEAL Study

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According to the new Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) study from JD Power, three vehicles in the FCA family lead their segments.

The winners are the Dodge Challenger, Charger, and Fiat 500.  The Challenger is the leader in Midsize Sporty Car- the fourth time it has in five years-, the Charger is in Large Car, and Fiat 500 in the City Car segments.

The APEAL study that JD Power runs is a measure of how pleased drivers are with their new vehicle purchase.  The study, now in its 20th year, surveys drivers after they’ve owned the new vehicle for 90 days.  They are asked about how much they enjoy drive the new car and have the customer evaluated the vehicle on 77 different attributes.  This is only done with new vehicles for the 2015 model year.

“We’re proud to receive three APEAL awards in back-to-back years as customers continue to recognize we’re delivering exciting and appealing vehicles which meet their needs,” said Matt Liddan, the VP of Quality at FCA-NA.  “An owner’s positive experience with our vehicles whether that’s with a Dodge Challenger or a Fiat 500, is a true testament to our steadfast commitment to the highest level of quality across our vehicle lineup.”

Other vehicle fared well in the study.  The 2015 Ram 1500 ranked second in the Large Light Duty Pickup.  The 2015 Chrysler 300 is third in the Large Car segment.
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