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.”

If you want to join the Dodge brand and start posting with #ThatsMyDodge to your preferred social media platform, stop by  Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge and view our Dodge, Jeep, and Ram new and used inventory by contacting us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see more auto news and our monthly specials.

New Dodge Charger, Challenger Program Gives Customers Chance to “Double-Up”

2014 Dodge ChargerA new program from Dodge will give drivers the chance to “Double-Up” with the 2015 Charger and Challenger.

With the “Double-Up” program, customers who meet eligibility requirements can opt to lease a 2014 Dodge Charger or Dodge Challenger for 12 months, and if they stick to the rules of the program, they can return in a year and lease the 2015 Dodge Charger or Dodge Challenger with the same payments on a 36-month lease as the payments on the 2014 Charger or Challenger.

In a recent press release, Tim Kuniskis explained the advantages to the program, saying, “The Dodge Double-Up program lets you drive today’s Charger or Challenger and trade to the 2015 with no increase in payment. This is our way of thanking our loyal Charger and Challenger customers, and extending this offer to any new customers longing to get into one of these iconic muscle cars.”

The program is only available until the end of August 2014, so any interested customers should stop by Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge for all eligibility requirements and conditions.

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, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube for more special offers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dodge Challenger Featured in 138 Water Photo Shoot

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Last month, the Dodge Challenger was featured in a very sexy photo shoot with Los Angeles model Bo Osinski.

The photo shoot was an advertisement for 138 Water, a bottled water brand, and it featured Bo Osinski posing in a mini-dress with a white Dodge Challenger. She stretched on the hood, posed on either side, and even took a look under the hood of the car. Maybe she wanted to catch a peek at the HEMI engine.

Bo Osinski 2138 Water is positioning itself as bottled water for celebrities, a fashion statement like a Gucci handbag. It makes sense that 138 Water would choose the Dodge Challenger for this photo shoot. The Dodge Challenger is a classic that looks great and still delivers on power and performance.

Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge has the new 2014 Dodge Challenger and the whole new Dodge line-up. Take a closer look at the Dodge Challenger and all its available features on Bayside’s online showroom.

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2014 Dodge Journey Delivers with V-6, All-Wheel Drive

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Dodge is giving car shoppers more reasons to get to their Dodge dealership for a test drive of the new 2014 Dodge Journey.

The new 2014 Dodge Journey SE V-6 AWD, with an MSRP of $24,895, is delivering more in power and capability with a Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine and all-wheel drive. Additionally, the model comes with standard features including four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Electronic Stability Control, 17-inch wheels, 4.3-inch touchscreen Uconnect Media Center, Keyless Enter ‘n Go, push-button start, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, and more.

Dodge Brand President and CEO Tim Kuniskis recognized the high standards that would be expected from the new Dodge Journey and assured buyers that the 2014 model would offer more. “The Dodge Journey set an all-time sales record in the United State in 2013,” he said in a press release. “We want to build on that sales momentum, offering levels of performance – 283 best-in-class horsepower, 24 miles per gallon, all-weather capability – our competitors can’t touch at this price point.”

Pricing on the standard 2014 Dodge Journey starts at $19,995, and the model is available with AVP, SE, SXT, Crossroad, Limited, and R/T trim levels.

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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.

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.”

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.

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.

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