Category Archive: Dodge

Jan 09

2016 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat Models Get Exclusive Stripes, Dodge Extends Plum Crazy Paint

Dodge Crazy Plum, Road-Test.org

January 8, 2016 , Windsor, Ontario – For more than a year, the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models – the fastest and most powerful muscle car and sedan ever – have stormed roadways and drag strips with acceleration blasts to 100 km/h in the low 3 second range, generated more than 61 million sensational YouTube video views around the globe, inspired an entirely new generation of Dodge enthusiasts, and now for 2016, have been rewarded with their very own Dodge performance stripes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

New 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is The World’s Quickest, Fastest and Most Powerful Sedan

Road-Test.org, 2015 Dodge Charger HellcatAugust 13, 2014 , Windsor, Ontario – Dodge is upping its high-performance game again with the unveiling of the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

  • With 707 horsepower, an NHRA-certified quarter mile (402 metres) elapsed time of 11.0 seconds on street tires and a top speed of 328 km/h, the world’s only four-door muscle car is the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan ever
  • Supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI® Hellcat engine produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Quarter mile (402 m) elapsed time in 11.0 seconds on street tires, 0-160-0 km/h in under 13 seconds and a top speed of 328 km/h
  • Dodge and SRT designers re-sculpt and refined nearly every body panel with functional performance cues, including heat extractors in the hood, unique front and rear fascias and dramatic LED lighting in both front and rear
  • 8-speed automatic transmission – delivering fuel-efficient street driving & maximum track performance with 160 millisecond shifts with rev-matching
  • 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers, 20 x 9.5-inch wide forged aluminum wheels with Pirelli P Zero performance tires, adaptive damping three-mode suspension and three-mode, heavy-duty eight-speed automatic transmission
  • New SRT Performance Pages allow drivers to tailor the driving experience by controlling horsepower, transmission shift speeds, paddle shifters, traction and suspension
  • Two key fobs – one black that limits power and one red that unlocks all 707 horsepower
  • New interior design elements, including SRT three-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel, 7-inch reconfigurable digital gauge cluster, 8.4-inch multimedia centre with touchscreen, Nappa leather and Alcantara suede seating

The new Charger SRT Hellcat will feature the supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI® Hellcat V8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque – making it the quickest, fastest, most powerful production sedan in the world, as well as the most capable and technologically advanced four-door muscle car in North America.

“For the last eight years, a large part of the Dodge Charger’s successful formula has been its many personalities. It’s a muscle car, a performance sedan, a family capable sedan; its success is that it can be any or all of those things, depending on how the customer chooses to equip their car,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge and SRT Brands. “And now, with a NHRA-certified quarter mile (402 m) time of 11.0 seconds and a 328 km/h top speed, the new 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat redefines itself again, as the quickest, fastest, most powerful sedan in the world!”

The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will be built at the Brampton (Ont.) Assembly plant. Production is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2015.

Awe-inspiring powertrain; largest brakes ever offered in a Chrysler Group vehicle
The new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is powered by the new supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 engine. Its 707 horsepower matches the highest rating of any V8 engine in Chrysler Group’s celebrated history – that of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The all-new supercharged V8 engine is mated to the beefy new TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission.

This new Hellcat engine is Dodge and SRT’s first application of V8 supercharger technology, featuring a forged-steel crankshaft with induction-hardened bearing surfaces. The result is a crank so well-engineered it can withstand firing pressures of 110 bar (1,595 psi) – the equivalent of five family sedans standing on each piston. And its unique, specially tuned crank damper has been tested to 13,000 rpm.

High-strength, forged-alloy pistons, developed using advanced telemetry measurement, are coupled to powder-forged connecting rods with high-load-capacity bushings and diamond-like-carbon-coated piston pins.

The supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 has premium-grade, heat-treated aluminum-alloy cylinder heads, which are optimized for superior thermal conductivity. And its die-cast aluminum rocker covers are HEMI Orange.

Standard on the Charger SRT Hellcat is the largest front-brake package ever offered in a Chrysler Group vehicle, which were first introduced on the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, featuring all-new 390-mm (15.4-inch) Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers for outstanding heat management and thermal capacity and longevity.

The unrivalled four-door performance numbers tell an impressive story with the quarter mile (402 m) in 11.0 seconds, 0-160-0 km/h (100 mph) in under 13 seconds, and a top speed of 328 km/h (204 mph). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Dodge Debuts New 2015 Challenger at 2014 New York Auto Show

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  • Offers 470 Horsepower, Track-ready All-new 6.4-litre Scat Pack Model,
  • 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker,
  • All-new Interior and
  • Segment-first Standard TorqueFlite Eight-speed Automatic Transmission

April 17, 2014 – The horsepower wars are alive and thriving, and the Dodge brand shook the foundation of the Jacob Javits Center in New York with the roaring exhaust note of its new 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker model during the auto show reveal of its newest evolution of an iconic North American Muscle car.

“For 2015, we’re going deep with the remake of the Dodge Challenger,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The iconic 1971 Challenger inspired the design of this modern day muscle car, but the recreation of this classic styling extends well beneath the surface of the sheet metal. We have completely re-engineered the Challenger with an exceptional 470 horsepower 392 HEMI and TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission powertrain, an upgraded suspension, new class-exclusive technologies and a completely new interior.” Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

2015 Dodge Charger – The World’s Only Four-Door Muscle Car Gets All-New Exterior Styling

Road-Test.orgHighlights:

  • Standard 300 Horsepower V6 and Segment-Exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed Automatic Transmission
  • New interior design elements, including three-spoke steering wheel, 7-inch customizable in-cluster display, premium materials and a choice of eight new trim and colour combinations
  • Charger offers more than 70 available safety and security features, including new for 2015 full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control Plus with Full Stop, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and Park-Sense Rear Park Assist systems
  • Charger features a slew of the latest high-tech features, including, voice texting, new Dodge Performance pages, and new 3-D navigation
  • Charger’s segment-exclusive Beats Audio System is designed to immerse passengers in the ultimate audio experience

Windsor, Ontario – The Dodge brand is bringing its A-game for its 100th anniversary, significantly updating both the iconic Challenger muscle car and Charger four-door sedan.

The Dodge Charger gets a full-body makeover for 2015 along with powertrain updates that include a standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission on both Charger’s standard 3.6-litre Pentastar™ VVT V6 engine and new for 2015, the R/T equipped 5.7-litre HEMI® V8.

“Our Dodge designers have resculpted nearly every single body panel of the Dodge Charger for 2015, giving it a sleek, nimble appearance,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Dodge Offers ‘Double-Up’ Program on 2014 Dodge Charger and Challenger

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  • Get a 2014 Charger or Challenger now; trade to a 2015 Charger or Challenger and keep the same payment
  • Innovative, industry-exclusive lease program offered through end of August 2014
  • No additional down payment required on eligible 2015 models
  • Flexibility to choose a Charger or Challenger now and switch to the other model later
  • Augmented reality App coming in May; experience 2015 Charger and Challenger on tablets and mobile devices
April 14, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. –
New 2015 Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger muscle cars are coming later this year, but there is no need to wait to get into one of these performance icons.

The Dodge brand has crafted the “Double-Up” program for Charger and Challenger enthusiasts. Eligible customers can lease a 2014 Charger or Challenger for 12 months, and leave the dealership with a guarantee that when they return in a year and follow program rules they will have the same lease payment on a new 2015 Charger or Challenger.

Customers can take advantage of this innovative program now through the end of August 2014.

“If you have your eye on a new Challenger or Charger, there’s no need to wait for the new models to arrive,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand President and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC. “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.”

Both the Charger and Challenger were strong sales performers during 2013. Last year, the Charger recorded its best annual sales since 2007, while the Challenger posted its best annual sales ever.

Under this new “Double-Up” program, eligible customers may enter into a 12-month lease for a 2014 Charger (excluding Charger SE and Charger SRT) or a 2014 Challenger (excluding Challenger SRT).
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Oct 15

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Crowned 2014 Canadian Truck King

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Ram Trucks Sweep 2014 Canadian Truck King Challenge in all Categories

Windsor, Ontario , Oct. 11, 2013 – Ram Truck has swept the 2014 Canadian Truck King Challenge, a rigorous multi-day, third-party event that sees today’s top pickup trucks from the light- and heavy duty segments rigorously tested head-to-head in an apples-to-apples series of exercises.

The 2014 Ram 1500, powered by the award-winning Pentastar V6 engine, claimed victory in the under $45,000 category. The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel – the first light-duty, full-size pickup to offer durable, efficient diesel technology, and Ram 1500 with legendary 5.7-litre HEMI V8 power – claimed the 1-2 spot in the over $45,000 category.  The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was also crowned the overall 2014 Canadian Truck King Challenge winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

Ram To Add Diesel Engine To 1500 Pickup Truck Later This Year

Chrysler announced at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto on Thursday that the Ram 1500 pick up truck with be available with a diesel engine starting in the third quarter of the year.

The new 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will use the same 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 unit manufactured by Italy’s VM Motori, mated to an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission that is also going to be an option in the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee (rumours are circulating that the Jeep Wrangler may also get the same engine).

“Truck owners have been emphatically asking for it, and Ram will be the only manufacturer to offer a diesel powertrain in the half-ton segment with the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel,” said Ram CEO Fred Diaz, adding “The Ram 1500 with 3.0-liter V-6 turbo EcoDiesel and TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission deliver on the demands of truckers by providing best-in-class torque, fuel economy and range. There’s no doubt that being the only truck manufacturer to offer this game changing technology will provide Ram with a competitive advantage.”

Ram did not release any performance or fuel economy numbers for the V-6 diesel, but in the Grand Cherokee this engine is rated at 240-horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, returning an estimated 1,500 kilometres at 7.8 L/100km.

2013-RAM-1500

Dec 10

Chrysler Canada: Ram Truck Confirms All-New Commercial Van

All-New Ram ProMaster to go on sale beginning in the 3rd quarter of 2013

 Windsor, Ont., Dec 10, 2012 – Ram Truck, Canada’s Longest-Lasting Line of Pick-ups and supplier of Canada’s Best-Selling Diesel Pick-ups  announced today that it will develop a new large van for the North American market.  This new van will serve to further strengthen Ram’s competitive prowess in a growing commercial market and will add to its ongoing commitment of delivering the best value, capability and technology to commercial customers across Canada.

2014 Ram ProMaster (Fiat-Ducato)

All-New Ram ProMaster

The 2014 Ram ProMaster will go on sale beginning in the 3rd quarter 2013 and will join the smaller, but highly capable Ram Cargo Van as an additional van offering to compete with other full-size commercial vans.

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Oct 05

All-new 2013 Dodge Dart Named IIHS Top Safety Pick + Aero Model Delivers up to 4.8 L/100 km with a starting MSRP of $19,795 CDN

2013 Dodge Dart

 All-new 2013 Dodge Dart Aero Model Delivers up to 4.8 L/100 km With the Award-winning 1.4-litre MultiAir® Turbo Engine and a Starting CDN MSRP of $19,795
• Powered by Fiat’s award-winning 1.4-litre MultiAir intercooled turbo engine, the Dodge Dart Aero model delivers 184 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 4.8 L/100 km on the highway

• Dart named 2012 U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick

Windsor, Ontario , Oct 4, 2012  –  Chrysler Canada today announced pricing on its newest, most fuel-efficient Dodge model, the Dodge Dart Aero, which features a starting Canadian Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,795 (excluding destination).

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Sep 12

2013 SRT Viper – Canadian Pricing Announced

Windsor, Ontario, Sep 12, 2012 – Chrysler Canada announced today pricing for the two models of the all-new 2013 SRT Viper.

Chrysler Canada: Canadian Pricing for 2013 SRT Viper Models Announced

  • Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand’s flagship performance machine returns with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts
  • Two new models include SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS
  • All-aluminum, mid-front 8.4-litre V10 engine delivers 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world
  • Triple-digit weight reduction results in Viper best power-to-weight ratio

2013 SRT Viper


2013 SRT Viper

  • The Canadian manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2013 SRT Viper model is $99,995 (excluding destination)
  • The SRT Viper offers a blend of extreme performance and deliberate preservation of what has become the iconic DNA of the Viper to deliver a supercar that continues to bring the driver as close as possible to the machine

2013 SRT Viper GTS

  • Canadian MSRP for the 2013 SRT Viper GTS model is $119,995 (excluding  destination)
  • The SRT Viper GTS builds on the DNA of the SRT Viper model with more technologically advanced solutions, like two-mode active suspension, to allow this world-class GTS to find new capabilities on the track while also opening up its envelope as a more premium and mature evolution of the classic, extreme performance formula

Under the hood of both models is the all-aluminum, mid-front 8.4-litre V10 engine that delivers 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world.

Both SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS models offer new interior and exterior designs incorporating premium materials. New exterior surfaces with aerodynamically functional details are beautifully integrated into the high-tech carbon fibre and aluminum skin, which helps produce a triple-digit weight reduction and a Viper best power-to-weight ratio.

On the inside, designers and engineers strived to rethink all touch points; and upgrade all material appointments and technologies.

Production of the iconic supercar will begin at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan (U.S.A.) – the home for Viper since 1995 – in November 2012.
About SRT
The Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots.

The SRT lineup in the 2013 model year features five vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. The Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 are joined by the SRT flagship Viper and Viper GTS models which are making their highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market.

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