Dodge Brand revealed the all new 2015 Challenger and Charger at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The revealing is presented by the President and CEO of Dodge – Tim Kuniskis. From our standpoint the look is sharp, and Dodge has done an incredible job of tying the nostalgia of the muscle car with some contemporary aspects.
Steve Magnante the individual behind the ever popular automotive blog stevemags.com, works with Dodge to help explain how the Spring Festival of LX’s came to be, and where the LX, LC and LD platforms can be found in the Dodge vehicle lineup. Steve also tells you about how the history of the Dodge Muscle cars; Magnum, Charger and Challenger came about.
The team at Automobile Magazine were able to capture some raw footage of the all new 2015 Challenger on its most recent public road test drive. They caught some great photos of the new Challenger side by side, from the front and rear. As you can see from the photo below there was an obvious masking of the front and rear. A lot of enthusiasts believe the reasoning behind this is simply because they intend to announce a makeover of the front and rear designs of the Challenger. Maybe not a complete makeover–but enough to be noticed. Also from other old sources, there is rumors surfacing that the new Challenger will also feature an all-new Hellcat Engine–which potentially could include 6.2-liter V-8 that could produce as much as 600 hp. This will make the Challenger a near equal to the powerful Corvette.
As we learn more we will be sure to forward it to you on our blog or on our website www.reedmantoll.com.
Posted by reedman on Dec 26 2013 in Dodge News
Another thing for Dodge to be proud of is their new 2013 Dodge Dart receiving the high-acclaimed IIHS Safety Pick. The Dart was just one of four in its class to receive this reward, one of just a couple to receive the highest approval. On the flipside some of the competitors of the Dart that received the lowest ratings were the 2013 Nissan Sentra, 2013 Kia soul, and 2014 Kia Forte.
The 2013 Dodge Dart is a new compact sedan from the Dodge manufacturer that has gained a ton of worldwide publicity with its fresh designs, and sporty appeal. Also it helps to have great marketing and advertising spots that really engage audiences. For more on the 2013 Dodge Dart, read the review at Reedman Toll, along with a list of other Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram vehicles–just to name a few.
It’s not like the 2013 Dodge Dart wasn’t going to be a customer favorite with the popularity of their commercial spot, and endorsement by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Now it is being called one of the safest vehicles of the year, by receiving a top safety ranking by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
This safety achievement is huge for the Dodge Dart. Reason being now that many consumers who are purchasing a vehicle are looking to downgrade in vehicle size resilience to pick up better fuel-economy. Many question how a compact sedan or vehicle may handle a collision, or high impact crash. With this top safety ranking the Dodge Dart has proven, a compact vehicle can be as close to perfect as possible.
Posted by reedman on Oct 7 2012 in Dodge News
The Dodge Journey is a midsize crossover based on a car-like structure. It’s capable and versatile enough to compete with large truck based sport utility vehicles. For 2012, the Dodge Journey continues to impress with the same popular equipment as the previous year.
Posted by reedman on Aug 12 2011 in Dodge News
As the speedy Dodge Viper wraps up production, it gets the chance to make one last showcase. The Viper Cup race series will feature a total of 10 events held at five tracks across the country, starting this weekend. The rules are pretty simple: entrants must take to the field in more or less identical 2010 Viper ACR-X models. The winner walks away with $6,500 in cold hard cash, plus another $1,000 in Mopar Vouchers for parts and the like. Prizes trickle down from there.
Each car in the series is a purpose-built Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X, 640 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque from its massive 8.4-liter V-10 engine. The car weighs 160 pounds less than the production model, and features a full aerodynamic package to improve downforce at high speeds. In short, they’re monsters, and should make for some brilliant racing on the track.
This weekend will actually see the first two events run, as the series doubles up at each track it’s going to, with a race on both Saturday and Sunday of each race weekend. First up is Virginia International Raceway, followed by Hallett Raceway, Pocono Raceway, Miller Motorsports Park, and Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. The cable network Versus will be broadcasting each event in a 30-minute show format, so while the action won’t be live, folks can enjoy it throughout the country. Dodge has also even thrown in a few “celebrity” names into the event, including Shaun Bailey, the associate engineering editor at Road & Track, and Sergent Michael Kohn, of Olympic bobsled renown.
Posted by reedman on Jul 10 2010 in Dodge News
When Chrysler LLC merged with Fiat some big changes took place. Models were slashed, while new models were planned. One of the biggest steps the automaker made was to separate Ram trucks into a separate division than its former name, Dodge. It only made since for the Ram brand to keep the trademark ram’s horns logo that adorned Dodge vehicles. So Dodge vehicles needed a new logo of their own. And it was a perfect opertunity for Dodge to reinvent itseld as a sporty, youth-oriented brand — without pickups. So Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles adopted the twin red slashes of Chrysler Group’s SRT performance brand. The new twin red slashes are supposed to signify Dodge’s sporty character. The red slashes will appear on new dealer signs, advertising materials, owner’s manuals and merchandise such as hats and T-shirts. On vehicles, the Dodge name will stand by itself in a new script that will appear prominently but without the red slashes. The first vehicles to get the new treatment will be the 2011 Dodge Charger and a seven-seat Dodge crossover that will replace the departed Dodge Durango. Both vehicles will debut in the fourth quarter.
The famous ram’s horns will disappear from other Dodge vehicles gradually in the replacement cycle.
Posted by reedman on May 21 2010 in Dodge News
For 2010, the Dodge Caliber got many updates improvements. In addition to many added cabin features, the new 2010 Dodge Caliber features new lifestyle-oriented models (Express, Mainstreet, Heat, Uptown and Rush) bundled with more features.
For customers looking for capability combined with added technology and refinement, the new Dodge Caliber Uptown adds automatic climate control, five-passenger leather seating, power driver’s seat and four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS) to the Caliber Mainstreet.
The new Dodge Caliber Mainstreet offers the features of the Dodge Caliber Express with added capability and style featuring standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, chromed crosshair grille, body-color door handles, fog lamps, folding front-passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seat, touring suspension, tachometer and 2.0-liter 16-valve World Engine with second-generation Continuously-variable Transmission (CVT2).
For customers looking for efficiency and value, the new 2010 Dodge Caliber Express delivers with standard Uconnect Phone, iPod Control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, power windows, mirrors and locks, 115-volt power outlet, cruise control, remote keyless entry, tonneau cover, air conditioning, four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and 2.0-liter 16-valve World Engine with fuel-efficient five-speed manual transmission capable of 31 mpg on the highway.
The all-new Dodge Caliber Heat model takes the Caliber Mainstreet model and adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch polished-aluminum wheels, four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS), performance steering, color-keyed instrument panel and seats, B- and C-pillar blackout accents and five-speed manual transmission. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Heat is $18,625 (including $630 destination).
And for more power, Dodge Caliber Rush includes a unique five-speed manual transmission mated to a larger 2.4-liter World Engine with 172 horsepower (128 kW) and 165 ft.-lb. (224 N•m) of torque. Equipment differences from the Caliber Heat include 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, SRT-designed spoiler, automatic climate control, Premium Sound Group, Media Center 430 radio with touchscreen and 30-gigabyte hard drive. A CVT2 with Auto Stick is optional.
Posted by reedman on Apr 12 2010 in Dodge News
New 2010 Dodge Journey models add more capability, value and refinement. Delivering more excitement, functionality and value, the 2010 Dodge Journey offers several all-new models packed with upgraded features, all-wheel-drive capability at a best-in-class price and seven-passenger seating to give customers everything they need packaged at a value they can afford.
Compared with its previous lineup, the new entry-level Dodge Journey model gives customers a slew of standard features, including 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, sunscreen glass, body-color mirrors, floor mats and passenger grab handles. A standard fuel-efficient 2.4-liter World Engine powers the Dodge Journey and delivers 25 miles per gallon (mpg) highway fuel economy.
For young families who need more seating, the Express package on the entry-level Dodge Journey model includes 5+2 Flexible Seating, providing a third row that allows owners to comfortably seat seven passengers.
For customers who want more power, the all-new Hero package adds a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers 35 percent more power and 40 percent more torque. This quality-proven 235 horsepower (175 kW) 3.5-liter V-6 engine with dual exhausts paired with a six-speed transmission adds more capability, driving performance and 24 mpg highway fuel economy to the Dodge Journey, as well as seven passenger seating.
Attracting singles and young families looking for style, performance and capability, the new Dodge Journey Heat model includes Uconnect™ Phone, iPod® Control, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, remote start, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), HomeLink universal transceiver, tonneau cover and six premium speakers with subwoofer.
A true family vehicle loaded with comfort, premium amenities and refinement—the new 2010 Dodge Journey Crew adds even more standard features to the well-equipped Dodge Journey Heat model, including the 5+2 Flexible Seating Group for seven-passenger seating, automatic climate control, premium gauge cluster, 9-inch rear DVD entertainment system , chromed interior accents, chromed roof rack, chromed door handles, 19-inch painted machined wheels and body-color side sills.
For luxury-minded customers who want it all, the new Dodge Journey Uptown takes it up a notch with leather-trimmed seven-passenger seating, power sun roof, Media Center 730N navigation system with 30-gigabyte hard drive and real-time traffic monitoring, Parkview™ rear back-up camera, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 19-inch chromed wheels, and chromed body-side molding.
Posted by reedman on Mar 31 2010 in Dodge News