Dodge Named One of “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies”

Fast Company Most Innovative Companies

When naming the top innovative companies in the world, names like Google and Nike immediately jump to mind. According to Fast Company magazine, Dodge belongs among those prestigious names.

This week, Fast Company announced their list of the “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” which will be featured in their March 2014 issue. Their list included household names Dropbox, Netflix, and Twitter, and squeezed in between Yelp and SXSW is Dodge. Fast Company’s Jason Feifer praised Dodge’s marketing strategy in 2013, particularly their tie-ins with Anchorman 2 and Fast & Furious 6. Additionally, the Dodge brand was central in the Syfy channel’s series Defiance, and one of Dodge’s new ad campaigns featured popular rapper Pitbull.

Dodge’s presence in popular culture was hard to miss in 2013. Feifer hits the nail on the head when he writes, “When the eponymous character in FX’s Archer received a Dodge for his birthday, it was proof of cultural saturation: That wasn’t a paid spot. Dodge was just on the writer’s minds.”

Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer of Chrysler Group LLC, thanked Fast Company for the honor and praised the work done by the marketing teams with Chrysler LLC. “The campaigns and partnerships we create for each of our brands are as individual and different as the brands themselves,” he stated in a press release. “The Dodge initiatives Fast Company highlighted convey a mind-set that is purely Dodge.”

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Dodge Dart Getting a Hatchback?

2013-dart-straightroad-1What’s next for the Dodge Dart?

Autoblog thinks that a hatch-back version may be coming in the near-future. Their reasoning behind this is that Fiat sells a version of the Dart known as the Viaggio. It will be getting a hatchback version soon and it makes sense for the Dart to get one here as well back in the States.

The Viaago hatchback has been confirmed by the general manager of China Guangzhou-Fiat John Burton. It will likely be unveiled towards the end of this year. Since it’s not a definite as of yet, it’s not known if the Dart will use the same body style or something similar.

The official stance of Dodge at the moment is that there are “no plans at this time.”

A Dart hatchback would be a welcomed addition to the line-up. It would seemingly take the place of the Caliber. Be interested to see if this is going to be the case.

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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.

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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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