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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Dodge Grand Caravan is the #1 Minivan in America

September was already a good month to be boastful about for the auto industry. Chrysler in particular finished the month much better than expected. Dodge was all smiles about the report, in particular to the news that the 2013 Dodge Dart was really starting to pick up the steam on the sales floor. That wasn’t the only thing, however, that the company would’ve been pleased to find out about because in the minivan category there was another surprise.

The Dodge Grand Caravan is leading the pack of minivans available on the market. It’s placed first for the month with 108,127 units. That places it well above the closest competitor, the Honda Odyssey. At the current rate, there’s no little doubt that it will be the best selling minivan of the year.

The 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan is also on the way. The new minivan will be coming with all sorts of new enhancements to improve on the already winning formula. It will have the lowest starting US MSRP of just $19,995 which is $1,000 less than in 2012. You can purchase the vehicle in all new colors including Blue Streak, Maximum Steel, and Billet Silver. The second-row bench seat will be standard on the AVP model which will also recline, fold, and even is removable for added storage if needed.

If you’re in the market to purchase a minivan, it’s pretty obvious that people are seeing that Dodge offers the premium choices. Go online and see for yourself at the Dodge Show-Room on our website. You can even schedule a test-drive online. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for more Dodge news as it happens.

Dodge Helps a Paralyzed Teen Find Transport

Dodge had a fantastic surprise for a family struggling with difficult times.

Alberto Cruz is a 15-year-old from Willmantic, Conn and was the victim of an unfortunate accident. Due to a freak surfing accident that occurred at Narragansett Beach in Rhode Island, he is paralyzed from the shoulders down.

A major issue that the Cruz family encountered was that their car was unable to accommodate the specialized wheelchair that Alberto required. That meant that the only way he could travel to school was in a box truck with his wheelchair tied to the floor with ropes while a family member held on tightly to keep the chair from moving.

Here’s the good news of the story. Alberto stayed strong with what happened to him and didn’t give up on his schooling when forced into exhausting therapy sessions. His teacher, Lynn Fraizer, recognized the strength he was showing and nominated him as a “Local Hero.” The community voted for him in droves and helped him become one of three national winners of a “Local Heroes” contest that was looking to reward three people with new wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

Chrysler Group presented Alberto with a brand new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan specially designed to support his wheelchair. The event had him surrounded by his family, friends, teachers, and even the cheerleader squad came out to help celebrate. Alberto was able to easily get into the Grand Caravan with the use of the a rear ramp that was made by Braunability and Ride-Away.

With the ability to finally be able to provide Alberto transportation to anywhere along with themselves, the family made their first stop following the festivities. Where did they go? To a Chinese buffet, Alberto’s favorite restaurant.

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