Dodge Announces 2016 Challenger and Charger New Features

Challenger and Charger New Features

2015 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger

While some may be put-off by Dodge’s recent announcement that the 2016 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat will receive a price hike compared to their previous year models, the announcement did not come without good news – the new prices are being used to pay for a short but luxurious list of new features.

For the 2016 model year, the Charger will receive a $1,950 increase, while the Challenger will see a $2,500 increase. Though there are only two features being added, they aren’t disappointing; the roughly $2,000 price hikes will pay for the cars’ new Laguna leather seats, as well as a standard navigation system.

It’s not like the increased prices weren’t expected, either. With 707 horsepower and a supercharged V8 engine, both cars were in high demand, and the new 2016 models are expected to sell just as well as their previous year counterparts. Still, giving the Challenger and Charger new features in addition to raising the price proves Dodge is looking to make the higher cost worth it for their customers.

Yes, There Is a 1,000-Horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat in the Making

How much horsepower is too much? For some, the sky is apparently the limit, because new reports are saying that there is a Dodge Challenger Hellcat well on its way to hit an astounding level of 1,000 horsepower.

At Forza Tuning and Performance, an Indiana-based company of driving enthusiasts, the process of turning a Challenger Hellcat into a 1,000-horsepower-machine is proving to be surprisingly easy, and you can watch videos of their progress on their YouTube channel.

Though 1,000 horsepower does seem shocking, it’s not too surprising that the guys at Forza are going to be able to make it happen. The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is the strongest American muscle car of all time, after all.

The real question is: what will they do next? Could they push the Dodge Hellcat to 1,250 horsepower? Only time will tell.

What do you think of a possible 1,000-horsepower Dodge Hellcat? Too much—or not enough? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Up for Auction

Remember when we told you about the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and its 707 horses produced by a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 engine? Well, in a few weeks at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 Auction you’ll have the opportunity to own the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat for yourself.

Not just any Hellcat is up for auction though; this will be the very first one off the line, VIN0001.

“The 2015 Challenger Hellcat is already guaranteed to be one of the hottest cars that will roll through the Barrett-Jackson auction lanes in decades to come,” Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands, Chrysler Group LLC said in a Barrett-Jackson press release. “The VIN 0001 being auctioned this year is the ultimate one-of-one collectible 2015 Dodge Challenger, as Dodge is ensuring there will never be another one like it.”

Adding to the rarity and desirableness of this 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will be the fact it is the only one that will ever be available in Stryker Red – a Viper-exclusive paint. The paint job will also be Viper-esque in the way that it is applied, by hand at the Viper paint facility.

While you can’t get this 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat anywhere besides the Barrett-Jackson Auction, you can contact us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram about all the ones that come off the assembly line after it and haven’t already been bought!

Hell Hath No Fury like a 707 Horsepower Engine

Hell hath no fury like a 707 horsepower engine… But the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat does! There are few vehicles coming to the market that are more highly anticipated than the 2015 Dodge Challenger. Specifically, the aforementioned Challenger SRT Hellcat trim and its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine is what is creating the majority of the buzz. We suspect it might have something to do with the fact this engine produces a whopping 707 horsepower stock.

America’s most powerful muscle car ever was just given a price tag by Dodge and for a cool $60,000 it could be yours. If you prefer to think about it this way, according to a Fox News article, it will only cost you about $5,445.54 per second that it takes to accelerate this beautiful piece of machinery down a 1/4 mile strip of blacktop – 10.8 in all.

Dodge didn’t just announce the Hellcat pricing though, information on all 2015 Challenger trim levels is now available in a Chrysler press release.

“The Dodge Challenger has been on a tear – setting an all-time sales record in 2013 – its fifth year on sale,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC in that press release. “For 2015, the new Challenger is the most powerful muscle car ever, the fastest muscle car ever, and now our icon is also the most capable and technologically advanced ever, with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $26,995.”

So while the $60,000 price tag of the Hellcat might not be for everyone, we’re sure you’ll be lining up at our doors or shopping the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram inventory online to get your hands on some of the more economical trims.

Dodge Announces 2014 Charger and Challenger 100th Anniversary Editions

2014 will mark 100 years since John and Horace Dodge cultivated the first mass-produced all-steel-bodied cars in America.  Since then, the Dodge brand has gone on to enjoy a considerable amount of success with generations of drivers, thanks in large part to the legacy built by their Charger and Challenger vehicles.  It is appropriate, then, that the Dodge brand will celebrate its centennial with 100th anniversary editions of their 2014 Charger and Challenger that will boast unique commemorative features to coincide with the standard brand of power and performance that the name badges provide.

Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger SRT8

“The Dodge Charger and Challenger are the perfect foundation to celebrate 100 years of Dodge style and performance,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand, in the official press release.  “Over the last century, the Dodge brand has seen its biggest success when we’ve combined head-turning designs with ingenious engineering and world-class performance. These two iconic muscle cars do all of that and more.  They represent the Dodge brand’s heart and soul.”

The additions that will make the 2014 Charger and Challenger 100th Anniversary Editions stand out from their more standard brethren include the availability of a “High Octane” read pearl coat paint, 20” aluminum wheels, and commemorative badging (reading “Dodge Est. 1914”).  Every 100th Anniversary Edition vehicle will also come with a book that chronicles a century of Dodge’s vehicle innovations.

The 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition will be based upon the 2014 Charger SXT Plus, which is powered by the award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6 that doles out 300 horsepower.  Another version, based upon the Charger R/T Plus ups the ante to the 5.7L HEMI V8 that creates 370 horses and 395 lb.-ft. of torque.

Similarly, the two versions of the 2014 Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition will also be based upon the 2014 Challenger SXT Plus and R/T Plus models and powered by the Pentastar and HEMI engines, respectively.  The Charger Anniversary Edition package will cost an additional $2,200 over the MSRP of a 2014 SXT Plus or R/T Plus trim level model, and the Challenger Anniversary Edition will run an extra $2,500 over the same trim levels for the 2014 Challenger.

For more information on these once-in-a-lifetime Charger and Challenger 100th Anniversary Editions, or to test drive the no-less-exciting 2014 Charger and Challenger right now, stop in and see us today at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.

George W. Bush Gifts Royal Baby with Dodge Challenger SRT8

Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger SRT8

With the Royal Baby’s birth, people have been sending the family presents left and right. What would you send the Royal Baby? Jewelry? Clothing? A car? The former 43rd president, George W. Bush, sent the Royal Baby a Dodge Challenger SRT8.

George w. Bush did not just chose the Dodge Challenger as a gift randomly; there was a lot of thought and meaning behind it. Describing his decision, Bush explains, “When I was president, I always wanted official state gifts to show off the very best America has to offer. And what better way to do that than with a Hemi-powered, old-school American muscle car like the Dodge Challenger SRT8. Also, I think it’s a poetic symbol of our two countries’ current friendship to give the future king of England the same car George Washington used to scare off that British army back in the day. Man, that was cool. Wait, what? That was a commercial? Never mind then. Still, kid’s gonna love that Challenger.” With an American gift, Bush hopes to help keep the diplomatic peace.

What are your thoughts on the gift? What car would you have chosen? Here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Rochester Hills, MI, we cannot pick a more perfect gift from America. As the Royal Baby get older, we look forward to learning what he thinks of the Dodge Challenger!

‘Fast and Furious 6’ Features Dodge Vehicles

Dodge Challenger

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8

The time of year when summer blockbuster movies come out is always an exciting one. One that we are extremely excited about here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is ‘Fast and Furious 6,’ which opens May 24 and features—you guessed it—our favorite Dodge vehicles.

The featured cars will include the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8, the Challenger, the Charger, and the Daytona. ‘Fast and Furious’ and Dodge pair perfectly, each exemplifying innovation and excitement to large audiences.

The president and CEO of Dodge said, “Dodge has been at the heart of the Fast & Furious franchise since the beginning and we are proud to be a part of ‘Fast and Furious 6.’”

Some of the promotions revolving around the movie include a new National Television Commercial involving a “How to” on how to make your car Fast and Furious and a ‘Flash to the Future’ Dealer Commercial, in which the driver is instantly put into a scene from the movie when his hands touch the wheel of the Dodge Challenger. Make sure to stop in to Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to tell us what you think of the movie, and be sure to check out all of the Dodge vehicles featured in ‘Fast and Furious 6’!