Dodge Journey’s Platform Update Delayed?

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There has been a lot of change lately at Fiat-Chrysler as they’ve been reconsidering much of their five-year plan to compensate for the way the market has changed.  While many of the major milestones they hoped to hit are still in place, little ones have been being made.  Mainly it seems that there was no way to see just how popular Jeep was going to grow; that it would have such an explosion of popularity.  Because of this, many resources have been diverted into keeping the Jeep enthusiasm.  What may have this affected?

Automotive News has put out an article stating the upcoming Dodge Journey will still be keeping its older platform.  It seemed like the Journey was due for something new, but Dodge is keeping things the same for the immediate future.  This decision is set to be till the 2018 model year when the Journey may get that new platform.

This is all according to an un-named source, so take it with the grain of salt that comes with such news.  It is certainly plausible.  Dodge is making a shift to being the place for premium driving experiences, focusing much of their energy on performance, as seen in the Hellcat Charger and Challenger.  It is possible that they have putting off an update to the Journey and other vehicles that use the platform to give them some wiggle room in development.

The future is bright at Fiat-Chrysler, no matter how you look at it.  While it may take some time, I do see the Journey getting some loving attention that it deserve, it just needs time to get the dedicated care.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Dodge Journey, then contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge and view our Dodge, Jeep, and Ram new and used inventory online.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see more auto news and our monthly specials.

2015 Memorial Day Sales Event

Get Ready for The 2015 Memorial Day Sales Event happening at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We’re offering $500 Memorial Day Bonus Cash on numerous 2015 models at the dealership.  From the 2015 Chrysler Town & Country to the 2015 Jeep Compass.  Contact us to get full details and restrictions on this sales event!

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Labor Day Event 2014 at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge

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Labor Day is coming up and we’re celebrating at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge by having an amazing event!  We will be having amazing deals and offers on various popular vehicles from Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and more!  Such as:
  • $1000 – Retail Consumer Cash
  • +$1,000 Owner Loyalty Bonus Cash
  • or 0% APR for 36 Months
  • or 1.9% APR for 60 Months!
 
  • $1,000 Consumer Cash
  • +Additional $500 Bonus Cash!
  • or 1.9% APR for 60 Months
 
  • $2,500 Retail Consumer Cash
  • +Additional $1,000 Retail (non-lease) Bonus Cash on RWD Models
  • or 0% APR for 60 Months
 
  • $1,500 Consumer Cash
  • +Additional $500
  • +$50 August Bonus Buck Coupon
  • or 3.9% APR for 36 Months
For well-qualified buyers. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest rates. Must receive financing through Chrysler Capital. This rate is for estimation purposes only. You may not be able to finance your vehicle at this rate. Residency restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Must take retail delivery by 9/02/2014.
For full details and restriction’s on Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s Labor Day Event, contact the dealership at 718-229-8700 and goto our page featuring our Labor Day savings!
   

2014 Dodge Dart is a Best Bet for The Car Book

2014 Dodge DartFor the second year in a row, The Car Book has named the 2014 Dodge Dart as a “Best Bet,” an enormous honor for the popular compact car.

Out of a possible score of 10, the 2014 Dodge Dart received a 9 from The Car Book. Scoring is based on crash test results, rollover rating, repair costs, and many other studies from government and independent testing. In the categories of warranty coverage, rollover rating, fuel economy, and crash testing, the Dart earned a score of 8, and for having inexpensive repair costs, the Dart earned a 9.

Tim Kuniskis, the President and CEO of Dodge Brand, responded to the honor in a press release from Chrysler, stating, “The Car Book’s recognition of the Dart as a ‘Best Bet’ for two years running confirms what our customers are telling us. The Dodge Dart has unique combination of distinctive styling, fun-to-drive performance, up to 41 mpg, segment-leading safety features, and easy-to-use technology, all combined, making it a tremendous value.”

Other recent awards for the Dodge Dart include the Connected Car of the Year honors from Connected World Magazine, a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and Strategic Vision’s “Most Loved Vehicles in America.” Starting price for the 2014 Dodge Dart is $15,995.

To learn more about the Dodge Dart, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Be sure to like us on Facebook and to follow us on Twitter to see all our monthly parts and service specials as well as deals on new and used vehicles.

Orders Flood in for New Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker

Dodge Challenger ShakerAfter opening orders for the new 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker, Dodge has received 2,000 dealer orders, or the whole 2014 model year production run, in only four days.

Dodge expected demand to be high for the new Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker models, but even people closest to the model’s development and introduction at the SEMA show in Las Vegas last year were surprised by how quickly dealers ordered the entire year’s production run.

Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of the Dodge Brand, responded to the dealer orders, saying, “Based on this strong initial demand, it’s clear that our customer are excited about the return of the legendary Shaker model, which was engineered for enthusiasts who asked for even more attitude and a dose of muscle car heritage. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 Engine with the unique hood and intake design makes this performance car an instant classic – much like the original 1970 Challenger R/T with the Shaker hood.”

For those unfamiliar with the 1970 model, the Dodge Challenger’s Shaker directs cool air back into the engine and “shakes” with the powertrain’s movement, giving it the name “Shaker.” The new 2014 model comes with the Super Track Pack which improves steering, suspension, and braking for the vehicle, and special “Shaker” touches can be found all over the interior including a logo embroidered on the seat back and a “Shaker” numbered dash plaque.

Pricing on the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker starts at $36,995, or $37,495 with the custom hood-to-tail stripes, and it comes in Header Orange, Plum Crazy, TorRed, Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic, or Pitch Black.

Interested in learning more about the full Dodge line-up?  Contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We have a large stock of new and used vehicles to choose from as well as competitive financing to help you get in the vehicle you need.  Be sure to like us on Facebook and to follow us on Twitter for more special offers.

Fourth of July Specials at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge

2f7acdac960d629f881bc64fd879432bxBayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge will be closed this Thursday in observation of the 4th of July. We will reopen with normal business hours the following Friday.

Business Hours:
Monday 7/1 – Wednesday 7/3: 9am – 9pm
Thursday 7/4: Closed
Friday 7/5: 9am – 9pm

This upcoming Fourth of July, Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge is offering amazing deals on select popular makes and models. Here’s a look at the deals we’re running:

Chrysler Town and Country2013 Chrysler Town & Country:
$199/Month
MSRP: $31,390
39 Mths, 10,000 miles
*$0 down, tax & tags due at signing. Must qualify for lease conquest.

2013 Chrysler 200 Limited2013 Chrysler 200 Limited
$139/Month
MSRP: $25,680
24 Mths, 10,000 miles
*$0 down, tax and tag due at signing, Must qualify for Volkswagon Bonus Cash.

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado2013 Grand Cherokee Larado
$259/Month
MSRP: $33,490
36 Mths, 10,000 miles
*$0 down, tax & tags due at signing. Must qualify for lease conquest.

New Dodge Journey Coming in 2016?

UntitledThe 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!

2014 Dodge Durango Will Likely Have UConnect

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There are plenty of new reveals just around the corner with the New York Auto Show. Mopar and Jeep have come together to put out six new Jeep concepts that’ll be on display at the event. Dodge is also teasing auto-enthusiasts prior to the happening with the new 2014 Durango. All that’s been shown so far is the tease of a taillight design, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from speculating on what to expect.

Digital Trends believes they know a multitude of features that the 2014 Dodge Durango will have. It should have a load of new tech that Chrysler has been pushing for. The conclusion is drawn from the press release that Dodge put out in which they say, “Built on the Dodge brand’s pillars of style, performance, and innovation, the new 2014 Dodge Durango will deliver state-of-the-art-technology in both form and function.”

Not exactly a tough conclusion to come up with from the fact that the mission statement from Dodge is about being ahead of the pack in auto technology. The Durango incorporating the popular Uconnect system seems like a given with how positive the feedback from critics and drivers has been. A real question to wonder about is if Durango will be having a brand new piece of tech to go with it. Until the New York Auto Show, it’s all just guessing.

Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge serves the Queens area with top quality customer service.  View our new and pre-owned inventory online at our website.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Dodge news and special monthly offers.

Dodge Grand Caravan Gets New Blu-Ray Player for the Holidays

It’s that time of year to head over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house for the holidays. With a backseat full of antsy kids, though, parents can go a little crazy trying to keep family harmony on road trips.

Fortunately, the Dodge Grand Caravan now has an optional Blu-ray player available with plug-in for video game systems. With the new system, the second and third row seats can enjoy a movie or game on a high-resolution screen. Best of all, if there is disagreement between Spongebob Squarepants and Star Wars, the second row can watch one movie on their screen and the third row can watch a different movie on their screen.

I think this is a great idea on Dodge’s part especially that the system can play two different movies at once. Sometimes there is a vast age difference between siblings, and it is tough to find movies that toddlers and teenagers alike will enjoy. With Dodge’s new system, parents don’t have to worry that a movie might be too scary for the little ones or bore the teenagers. Everybody can get what they want.

Readers, we want to hear from you! Do you want the new Blu-ray entertainment center in your next Dodge Grand Caravan? What do you think of the plug-in for video games? Leave a comment below, and let us know what you think!

Check out the full Dodge line-up online at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s website. You can view our new and pre-owned inventory online as well as schedule a test drive. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Dodge news and offers.