Dodge Charger Earns Residual Value Award for The Third Year in a Row!

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The 2017 Dodge Charger has earned the Residual Value Award for the third time in three years!

This recognition comes from the ALG, an industry authority on automotive residual value projections in the US.  They analyze nearly 2,500 vehicles every year to provide consumers with the information.  ALG recognizes 26 vehicles with segment awards.  The awards are based on the 2017 model-year vehicles.

“Striking a delicate balance between traditional sedan and muscle car, the Dodge Charger represents the shifting trends in the full-size segment,” said Eric Lyman, VP of industry insights for ALG.  “A wide range of powertrain and comfort features ensure there is a perfect Charger for every personality.  High performance teams up with high value as the Dodge Charger lands back-to-back Residual Value Awards in 2017.”

“ALG recognizes vehicles and brands that stand out from the rest of the market, and that is exactly what the Dodge Charger does,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands at FCA.  “The only-four door muscle car in the market has now won this award from ALG three years in a row, and that is a testament to the fact that there is nothing else like Charger on the road today.”

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Dodge is the Top Ranking Automaker on Social Media!

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Dodge brand is the number one mass-market auto brand on social media according to Shareablee Inc!

Shareablee, a social media analytics company, put out a new blog identifying the 10 ranking brands by looking at their social actions on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Amongst the 10 brands, it was Dodge that led in 2015 and continues to do so into 2016.

Looking at January 1st to March 15th 2016, Dodge had over 5.2 million social actions on their social media platforms.  That is more than double the actions of the next ranked automaker.

“It is great to see Dodge recognized as a fast riser on social media,” said Olivier Francois, the Chief Marketing Officer at FCA.  “Having a strong social presence is an important part of our marketing strategy for all our brands.  We strive to deliver content that is true to each individual brand persona, is relevant and evokes a reaction from our followers.”

Dodge is known for their fans and their online persona.  The Dodge brand has centered itself lately on a love for high-octane and performance cars.  Muscle cars such as the Charger and Challenger Hellcat tend to dominate with both Dodge and its fans raving about the raw power and beautiful design.  One of their most popular hashtags is the #ThatsMyDodge and is used by many Dodge owners to show off their performance vehicle.

Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands at FCA, said that Dodge fans are simply car fans, but they love the Dodge brand.  “Dodge and SRT vehicles have passionate fans who are not just customers, but real brand advocates.  The fact that Dodge generated 5.2 million social interactions so far this year, nearly double that of the second-ranked automaker in the study really reinforces our belief that when the information you share is authentic and organic, people engage and share the content.”

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2015 Dodge Challenger, Charger Unveiled at New York International Auto Show

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Earlier this week, Dodge announced that the unveiling of the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger will be happening at the New York International Auto Show.

The show is open to the public Friday, April 18 thru Sunday, April 27, but the reveal of the new Challenger and Charger will happen during the press preview on Thursday, April 17. It is possible to see the reveal without a press badge, though. There will be a Livestream webcast at 11:30 AM EDT. To view the Livestream, click here.

A press release from Dodge hinted that Dodge’s major presence at the New York International Auto Show is a preview of what Dodge fans can expect with the brand’s upcoming 100th anniversary. In many ways, Dodge seems to be stepping up their game this year with the 2015 line-up. The Dodge brand is well-loved, and it would be easy to rest on their nostalgic laurels for their 100th anniversary. Instead, they are giving the 2015 Dodge Charger a “full-body makeover,” a gutsy move, and Dodge fans will get to give their thoughts on the new look after the reveal on April 17.

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Dodge Scat Pack Details Revealed

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Back in November at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Dodge unveiled a new upgrade package for their vehicles. The Scat Pack performance kits will be made available for the Dodge Charger, Challenger, and the Dart. Since the reveal, Dodge hasn’t given out too many specifics, but now they have finally given the details on what will be included in the upgrades.

One of the best parts of the upgrade will be concerning the factory warranty on the vehicles. This is an industry-first. The Scat Pack upgrades will still be covered by an Original Equipment Manufacturer warranty with an installation at an authorized dealer.

The Scat Pack 1, 2, and 3 performance kits will be available for purchase this spring- the exact date unknown at this point.

Scat Pack 1 kit will be for the 2014 Dodge Challenger and the 2014 Dodge Charger. The kit will boost the performance of the engine with up to 18 horsepower and 18 lb-ft of torque. Also included in the package is a Mopar cold-air intake providing increased air-flow into the engine.

Scat Pack 2 is for the 5.7-liter HEMI and increases horsepower with a 30 HP bump. The kit is intended for performance enthusiast. That’s why it also includes a new Mopar performance camshaft for improved engine breathing and an acceleration advantage.

Scat Pack 3 is the package for the true performance enthusiast. The gains in performance boosts the horsepower by 58 HP and 47 lb-fit of torque with CNC-ported cylinder heads and Mopar hi-flow headers.

The MSRP for Stage 1 kit is $2,195, $1,895 for Stage 2, and $4,995 for Stage 3.

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Dodge Takes 2014 Line-Up on Dodge Power Rallye Tour

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This spring, Dodge will be taking its 2014 line-up on a nationwide tour with games, test drives, and prizes for Dodge fans across the country.

Last weekend, the Dodge Power Rallye Tour made its first stop at the Spring Festival of LX vehicles in Irvine, California. The tour will last through the summer and includes stops at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender on April 17 thru 19, Taste of Omaha on May 30 thru 31, the Ohio State Fair on July 23 thru 24, and Motley Crue concerts all throughout the summer.

Dodge will be bringing along the 2014 line-up including the Charger, Challenger, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Dodge Charger SRT, and Dodge Challenger SRT. Attendees can check out vehicle displays for the 2014 line-up, take their favorite model for a test drive, or play interactive games to win Dodge brand prizes. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to enter the 2014 Chrysler Group National Giveaway, Chrysler’s year-long contest with the chance to win a $45,000 credit towards a Chrysler Group vehicle. Click here for full sweepstakes rules.

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

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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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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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Dodge Sales Soar in February

UntitledThere were some rumors going around the web that February might be the first month in a long while that sales for Chrysler would be down. Now that the month is over with and we can look at the numbers, looks like it’s not quite time for disappointment. Thanks in large part to Dodge, Chrysler sales a sales boost for the month of February.

The auto sales rose 4.1% which is the best February the company has enjoyed since 2008. Dodge was the biggest aid with their vehicles, almost every vehicle, increasing at least 21%. Here’s the breakdown:

The big star of the show is the Dodge Dart. While it’s had a harder time getting out of the gate than the company would prefer, February may be a sign of things improving. The Dart had the best sales month since it was introduced last June.

Looks like the speculation on when this sales streak will just have to continue. Everyone’s been waiting for the drop for months. I think the attention shift should be that buyers are preferring quality in their car purchases and that’s why Chrysler has reigned.

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Dodge Charger Pursuit: Future Super Car of Law Enforcement

2013-Dodge-Charger-Pursuit-Police-Package-626x382At the CES show in Las Vegas going on as we speak, Dodge unveiled the next generation of law enforcement vehicles for the LAPD.  Featuring a host of new features and technologies, The Dodge Charger Pursuit is the next generation of law enforcement vehicles.

Dan Costa at PC Mag got to take a tour of the Dodge Charger at the tech show.  He made note of many of the new tech features that will be used.  One such one was a multiple camera system along with one that will photograph a license plate that is in the car’s view.  It’ll run a check in the database and see if the car’s been stolen or if it’s wanted for a crime.  It even has an infrared camera that will let the cop see if there’s a warm engine in a parking lot or if someone is hiding behind a bush.

Safety was a major concern for the new vehicle.  One way to help the officers during a gun fight is by reinforcing the doors with Kevlar.  Another is the removal of the laptop platforms that have been a hazard to officers involved in a car crash for some time now.  To solve this issue, Chrysler is using their now standard U-Connect system.  The 8.4 inch screen size is too small, however, so they upped the screen to 12.1 inches.

A solar panel is now installed in the roof to keep the battery charged.  This will help the police be out on the road more and less likely to be stuck in the motor pool with a dead battery.

All in all, Chrysler is working with the LAPD to make sure that they have the best means to aid their officers on the job.  Most of the upgrades and improvements seem extremely practical.  As Sgt Dan Gomez, the officer giving the grand tour says of the Dodge Charger Pursuit, “I have no doubt this is the most technologically advanced law enforcement vehicle in the US.”

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Dodge Lands 4 in Top Ten of November Sales

November was a blur for me. Didn’t have to work for the first week due to the massive hurricane and following snow storm. This is the case for so many other New Yorkers and they might have even shared the moment when they realized it was already December. For any one in the auto industry, that means it’s time to look back at the numbers for the month. Dodge was the pleasant surprise to see.  They were in front of all the others for sales figures.

The top ten of the best selling vehicles in November contained four Dodge vehicles. The Dodge Grand Caravan, Avenger, Journey, and Charger were the most popular purchases last month. The sales from the same month of last year had a huge increase as well. Dodge sold around 40,000 units which is 32% higher than in the previous year. That’s the 32nd straight month of having sales increase.

The Dodge Dart also helped Dodge enjoy a good month. The popular new car sold 4,489 units in November. The total now comes to 19,198 Darts sold all year.

The desire to drive a Dodge seems to have seen an increase in interest. Maybe it’s the Dart really starting to get noticed or people are just getting wise to the quality of other Dodge products. Either way, I wonder what December is going to be like for the brand.

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