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.

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The 2015 Mopar Custom Models Showcase at Detroit Auto Show

Mopar dominated the spotlight during the 2015 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) in Detroit. With three new custom models available, including two Jeep Renegades and a Dodge Challenger, Mopar engineers have certainly been busy these past few months.

According to Chrysler the 2015 Mopar custom models are the Off-Road Mopar Jeep Renegade, the Urban Mopar Jeep Renegade, and the Dodge Challenger T/A Concept. Both Jeeps boast a selection of accessories and modifications, including graphics, lights, grilles and more. The interiors have been completely redesigned with high-end durable materials as well.

“Customers can pull from our portfolio of Mopar products to augment the versatility and capability of the all-new Jeep Renegade, as shown with two Mopar-equipped Renegade vehicles, or to beef up the muscle of the Dodge Challenger while adding a vintage feel, as demonstrated by the Dodge Challenge T/A Concept,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar.

The new Challenger is an interpretation of the ‘70s classic, with Sublime Green painting, a 6.4-liter HEMI, and racing brakes and exhaust. The T/A debuted at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, but is still causing quite a stir.

These 3 models highlight some of the best Mopar has to offer. Although Mopar is usually only associated with what goes on underneath the hood, its lineup at the NAIAS proves it has no problem customizing the exterior and interior as well.

Test drive the new Renegade here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep or browse our selection of Mopar accessories to customize your Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep car or truck!

“Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey” in Dallas on November 1

Dallas is a heck of a long drive from Rochester Hills, but Dodge and rock ‘n’ roll enthusiasts in the area might want to start game-planning for a trip. On November 1, Mötley Crüe brings their “All Bad Things Must End” farewell tour to the Gas Monkey music venue in Dallas for a performance that will be a part of the “Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey” car show and concert.

If you are the proud owner of a Dodge Challenger, Charger, or Viper, then you’ll want to pre-register to show off your own bad thing at “Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey.” It costs $100 to register for two passes at www.dodgerocksgasmonkey.com, but here’s a trick that your wallet is going to love: once you arrive at the show in your prized Dodge, you’ll receive $100 cash.

That means that it’s free to attend as long as you show off your pride and joy.

In addition to the car show, Dodge will be offering the opportunity to ride in a Dodge Viper drift car or the insanely powerful Challenger Hellcat. It all culminates in an adrenaline-packed performance from Mötley Crüe at 9pm.

For more details, visit www.dodgerocksgasmonkey.com. If you’re looking to get in behind the wheel of a new Dodge, there’s no better place to start than Rochester Hills CJDR.

New Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Gets 22 MPG

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The Dodge Challenger is all about defying convention and expectation; come on, it’s right there in the name even. Of course, we were all recently blown away by the revelation that the new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the 2015 year model, would get an unprecedented 707 horsepower. However, the most recent announcement is just as impressive, especially because of that huge horsepower number.

The new Hellcat will still get a very impressive 22 mpg on the highway. “The new 2015 Dodge Challenger is the perfect street / strip muscle car,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge and SRT Brands. “As the fastest muscle car ever, the Challenger Hellcat can run 10-second ETs at the track, and then get 22 miles per gallon on the drive home. With a starting price of $59,995, there’s nothing else that even comes close.”

So, if you were leaning toward splurging on an all-new Hellcat, but you were worried it would eat your wallet alive in fuel costs, put that burden to rest. Come see us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep to experience the all-new super-powerful and super-efficient Challenger for yourself.

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!

Three Dodge Cars Earn JD Power APEAL Awards

APEAL Awards

Dodge cars have some of the highest curb appeal in their classes and now have APEAL trophies to prove it. J.D. Power’s 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study found the Charger, Challenger and Dart as segment leaders for Large Cars, Midsize Sporty Cars and Compact Cars, respectively.

“These three APEAL awards, based on customer feedback, are a great way to celebrate Dodge’s 100 year anniversary and Chrysler Group’s commitment to continually deliver exciting, high quality vehicles,” Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group LLC said in a press release. “A customer’s positive experiences with good quality lead to greater satisfaction, loyalty and the likelihood an owner will recommend their vehicle to friends and family. Personal recommendations are the most powerful type.”

At its core, the JD Power APEAL study is a measure of how happy customers are with their car. It takes into account 77 different attributes of the vehicle 90 days after the car was purchased. As you might expect, vehicles with the highest APEAL scores often have greater owner loyalty to the brand and are hard to keep on the lot due to demand. Good problems to have if you’re working at a car dealership!

If you’re interested in one of the three most APEAL’ing cars on the market, come see us at Rochester Hills to get behind the wheel of a 2014 Dodge Charger, Challenger or Dart.

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.