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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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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There’s plenty to love about what Chrysler is doing with the Challenger. The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is getting plenty of love from people happy to see a muscle car finally pushing what powerful is. In an effort to get people even more excited, Chrysler has released a video highlighting the exterior of the new Challenger.
In the video, Mark Trostle tells the viewers about what went into making sure the exterior of the SRT Hellcat could match the most powerful engine being put inside of it. They wanted to make sure it still held the form and look of the Challenger while still being completely capable of getting to the 600+ hp promised by Chrysler.
Watch the video for yourself and marvel at just what Chrysler is creating:
There is really nothing more heavy metal than a car.
Hard rock and fast rides are the kind of things that go together. In that respect, Dodge and Motley Crue will be teaming up in support of the new 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger.
The Crue are out on their Final Tour currently. The tour is being supported by Dodge with a joint effort in promotion via social media and with Dodge promoting the tour in various dealerships and businesses. Part of the deal is the ability for fans to enter into a contest in a program called “Dodge Chance to Be Bad.”
Those who qualify will be given the chance to test drive a dodge vehicle at a local dealership as well as receive tickets to the Motley Crue. The grand prize for the contest consists of a $40,000 voucher that can be applied to a 2015 Dodge Challenger or a 2015 Dodge Charger.
First prize is giving a fan the Ultimate Motley Crue Experience. The winner gets to meet with the band as well as take home an autographed Fender guitar and other merchandise. Runners-up get the chance to score autographed guitars as well as tickets to the summer tour.