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.
Are you interested in a 2016 Dodge Charger or Challenger SRT Hellcat? Let us know. Contact one of our sales reps at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Be sure to visit us online where you can view our new and used inventory, as well as keep up with the latest in industry news. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to view our monthly specials and offers.
When Chrysler put out their five year plan, one of the most noticeable things that would be happening was the Dodge Grand Caravan would be getting benched. The reason, at the time, was that Chrysler wanted to do less in the brand family to compete against each other. Rather than have multiple minivans, they would concentrate on a single one. The winner of the minivan segment was the Chrysler Town & Country, meaning the Grand Caravan would be no more after 2016. However, Automotive News stumbled across a production document that shows the Grand Caravan may have some life left in it.
The memo states that the Grand Caravan is still planned for 2017, being produced along with the redesigned Town & Country. The new Town & Country is set to start its production at the Windsor, Ontario plant on Feb. 29th 2016. The 2016 Grand Caravan is slated to start this August and to end production in August 2016. The 2017 model of the Grand Caravan will then be almost immediately put into production on August 23rd, 2016.
Since the 2016 run will be brief, there is no slated changes for the newer Grand Caravan models.
Why does it seem that Dodge is going back on their plan to no longer produce the minivan? Automotive News thinks it may have to do with wanting to make sure there is no market loss as the company shifts over to the Town & Country. With the short production life, it may give Dodge the chance to cut production depending on how things go. It will also allow the Grand Caravan to continue to sell in Canada where it is the number 1 selling minivan.
Who knows the future will bring, there’s just no predicting a thing.
Wards Auto reports that Chrysler is planning to have the majority of the Dodge line-up renewed by 2016. But what is going to happen after that?
Currently, 60 percent of Chrysler products will be undergoing an update before the end of 2016. When that happens, 75 percent of the company’s vehicles will be based on the CUSW platform that is with the 2013 Dodge Dart.
Dodge’s future, right now, will have the Avenger being replaced in 2016 by a combination of the Journey and Avenger. The Charger and the Challenger will be getting refreshed come 2014 and the Grand Caravan will be getting a new look for 2015.
After that, it’s not known what to expect from the car maker. Ward believes that Chrysler may introduce or redesign several vehicles for 2017. Chrysler may even be considering doing away with the Dodge brand. It’s seems absurd, Dodge vehicles typically out-sell Chrysler vehicles. So for now, we’ll just wait and see what the future has in store for Dodge brand.
In the meantime, check out Dodge’s amazing line-up online at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. We operate in the Queens area and provides top-quality customer service to all in the area. You can see the full details or other Dodge products in our online show-room. You can also browse our new and pre-owned inventory. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Dodge news and for a list of our monthly specials!
The 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.
Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge operates in the Queens area and provides top-quality customer service to all in the area. You can see the full details or other Dodge products in our online show-room. You can also schedule a time to come in for a check-up with our service department on the site. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Dodge news and for a list of our monthly specials!