Booth Layout at the Detroit Auto Show Proves FCA is in Love with the Aging Challenger
A show as big as the NAIAS gives automakers a chance to create display booths that properly highlights the models they’re showcasing. Some go for the minimalist approach while others prefer to sprinkle generous amounts of bombast into their displays. Then there’s Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which went to Detroit to showcase its lineup of new models. At least that was the intent. What turned out happening, though, is that all of FCA’s models appeared to take a backseat to one model: the Dodge Challenger.
We are pretty sure that Dodge is preparing an impressive line of vehicles for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, but it is keeping it under wraps for the most part..
Dodge did, however, reveal the details on one Detroit-bound model: a 2014 Dart SXT with the Blacktop package. This is not the first Dodge to carry this package, as we’ve seen the same package added to the Durango, Charger R/T, Challenger R/T and Avenger.
The new Blacktop package will be applied to the 2014 Dart SXT models equipped with the Rallye Appearance Group. This new package adds just $295 to the Dart SXT with Rallye Appearance Group, meaning that customers will have to pay a total of $19,285 to acquire one. Sales will begin in the first quarter of 2014.
Just like with all the other models equipped with the Blacktop package, the new Dart will include unique wheels, select exterior colors, gloss-black accents throughout and unique interior details.
Under the hood is a 2.4-liter, MultiAir Tigershark engine that produces 184 horsepower and 174 pound-feet. of torque.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Dodge Dart SXT Blacktop.
The Dodge Dart ended up being a very successful model, so is no surprise that Dodge will expand the lineup by as much as possible. Along with the SE, SXT, Rallye, Aero and Limited models, the current Dart lineup will be expanded to include a new GT version. The new model will make its official debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and will be put on sale at a price of $20,995.
The new GT version will be built on the well-equipped Dart Limited trim level and will add a series of performance enhancements that will make it even more impressive. These updates will include an even more powerful engine, a unique front fascia, a set of 18-inch wheels and a dual exhaust system.
The interior will also be updated with a pretty impressive list of standard equipment, including unique premium Nappa perforated leather seats in Black with Ruby Red stitching and of course numerous GT badges.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Dodge Dart GT.
Some of you might be too young to remember this, but back in the 60’s, Dodge had a vehicle called the "Dart." It’s been a while since we saw this nameplate out on the streets, but now, Dodge has officially brought it back with the unveiling of a new compact sedan at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.
The new Dart is currently under development and will be based on a modified version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback’s platform named Compact U.S. Wide (CUSW). According to Dodge, the new Dart will feature a body that’s made out of high-strength steel and a bevy of powertrain options.
The base engine for the new Dart will be a 1.4-liter MultiAir Intercooled Turbo engine. Just ahead of that is a 2.0-liter Tigershark engine, while the most powerful engine will be a 2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark engine.
UPDATE 04/30/2012: Dodge has unveiled a new promo video for the 2013 Dart Limited. The video presents running footage and beauty shots of the car. Hit the jump to watch the video!
Find out more about the 2013 Dodge Dart after the jump.
With the calendar turning over a new page to 2012, the very first major auto show is set to open its doors in Detroit when the North American International Auto Show welcomes automakers - both local and foreign - to the Motor City.
This year, American brands are coming to Detroit in full force where they will be joined by a number of international automakers in presenting a steady diet of concept cars, production debuts, and just about everything else in between.
Among the notable debuts set to take place include the brand-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL, as well as the 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8. German automaker Porsche has also penciled in the 911 Cabriolet for the festivities, while Lexus will be on-hand to display the intriguing and mysterious LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept.
As for the local contingent, Ford is leading the way with the premiere of the Fusion global mid-size sedan while Dodge is set to introduce their Alfa Romeo Giulietta-based compact sedan, the Dart.
There’s plenty of action headed to Detroit when the 2012 NAIAS opens its doors on January 14th. Head over after the jump to check out a preview of all the cars scheduled to be part of all the festivities.
Dodge Avenger is entering the 2010 model year with innovative interior features, high levels of safety and reliability, but also with two new models added to the line-up: Express and Heat.
The first one, Avenger Express is priced at $19,970 and Uconnect Phone, iPod Control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, power driver’s seat, heated premium cloth seats, heated exterior mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, chromed interior accents, Media Center 430 radio with touchscreen and 30-gigabyte hard drive, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, 17-inch aluminum wheels, chromed crosshair grille and 2.4-liter World Engine with automatic transmission.
The second one, Avenger Heat is priced at $20,970 and adds fog lamps, rear spoiler, 18-inch aluminum wheels, body-color crosshair grille and six Boston Acoustics speakers. It is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers 235 hp and its porty look is accentuated by chromed dual exhausts, sport-tuned suspension, performance steering and six-speed transmission with Auto Stick.
Press release after the jump.
Dodge line-up at the Detroit Auto Show will be all about special edition. One of them will be Nitro Detonator, a model priced at $25,995 (including $745 destination).
The new Dodge Detonator model features 20-inch Mopar polished/painted aluminum wheels, hood decal, eight speakers plus subwoofer, remote start, ParkSense® rear-park assist and color-keyed premium cloth interior that matches the exterior paint color.
Under the hood there is a 4.0-liter V-6 engine delivering a total of 260 hp and 265 lb.-ft. of torque with a five-speed automatic transmission.
Dodge first showed us the EV concept as part a trio of electrics it was working on back in September. Now Chrysler is giving the car it’s full debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It was pretty evident to sports car fans that the EV was a Lotus Europa with a battery pack. We don’t think Dodge was being unoriginal for trying to pass a Lotus off as its own. Lotus’ lightweight platforms are a good base for electric vehicles, just look at the Elise-based Tesla Roadster.
The Circuit EV is powered by a completely electric ENVI drivetrain that delivers 268 hp. The concept makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 5 seconds, while top speed goes up to 120 mph. It can even outrun a Dodge Challenger in a drag race. But if you’re not so hard on the throttle, Dodge says the EV can go 150 to 200 miles between charges.
Press release after the jump.
For the soccers moms who spend some time on the road and also some time on the track, Dodge is bringing to us the Caravan Road and Track (R/T). Guarantee you will be the fastest mom on the block to arrive at school to pick up your loved ones. Don’t expect this concept vans on road anytime soon though, as security conscious moms are very unlikely to spend the extra cash for the extra horses.
They did it ! They did bring bulls in the street of Detroit, right in downtown for the presentation of the new dodge ram pickup trucks. Heliopters in the air, camera guys on roof tops and crowd lined up as if it was 4th of july.
The truck is nice and clean, for more info about that check our review here.
For the bullish presentation, check below:
The new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 boasts more of what performance aficionados crave: kick-in-the-pants, throw-back-in-the-seat power, combined with benchmark braking, world-class ride and handling, a race-inspired interior and bold exterior styling. While every SRT vehicle offers balanced, overall performance, the heart and soul of the new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 is its standout powertrain. For 2008, SRT ups the ante with a new, 8.4-liter aluminum V-10 engine that produces an astounding 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Dodge brand is running on all cylinders, introducing the 2008 Dodge Avenger-an all-new mid-size sedan that combines bold, aggressive Dodge styling with innovative interior features, high-levels of safety and reliability, exhilarating performance and excellent fuel efficiency of 30 miles per gallon (mpg) (32 mpg based on 2007 EPA fuel economy standards).
The newly restyled 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T, SXT and SE models - continues the boldly-styled theme of American muscle, with its unique profile, exceptional versatility, HEMI power, fuel-saving cylinder deactivation and rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive performance.
The newly restyled 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup - including SRT8, R/T, SXT and SE models - continues the boldly-styled theme of American muscle, with its unique profile, exceptional versatility, HEMI® power, fuel-saving cylinder deactivation and rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive performance.
The all-new 2008 Dodge minivan once again prove he had the right ingredients to be the best vehicle to move people and cargo. With 35 new and improved features, the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan is not just practical vehicles, but also has the right mix to be “family room on wheels,” with something for everyone to enjoy.
Dodge is taking a new slant on the global compact car market, introducing the 2007 Dodge Caliber at a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $13,985 (including a $560 destination charge), $410 below the outgoing Dodge Neon. Dodge Caliber redefines the entry-level vehicle by combining high value with bold styling and a flexible interior.