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Dodge-branded Nissan, Trazo C1.8, appears in South America

Chrysler launched the Trazo C1.8 by Dodge at the Sao Paulo Motor Show this today. The Trazo C1.8 four-door sedan will be sold in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Built by Nissan, the Trazo C1.8 has a design consistent with the Dodge brand, a 102.4-inch wheelbase and short overhangs for ease of city driving.

The side profile of the Trazo C1.8 illustrates aerodynamic efficiency while highlighting generous passenger space inside. A raked-back windshield improves Trazo C1.8’s drag coefficient to a low 0.31 Cd while raising the roof for passengers.

Using its longer wheelbase, an interior length of more than 6 feet front to back makes Trazo C1.8 by Dodge roomy. An upright seat height position in both front and rear seats allows plenty of leg room. Front-row seats are larger and more comfortable than most C-segment vehicles and deliver comfortable leg room at any position with little compromise to rear-seat passengers. A 60/40 split fold-down rear seat accommodates larger items, while adjustable head restraints and a folding arm rest add comfort for up to five passengers on longer road trips.

Instruments are housed in three chromed-ringed pods, nested in clear view through the sporty three-spoke steering wheel. The center stack contains easy-to-reach climate controls and audio system in addition to a covered storage compartment. A center console, with additional storage features and an ergonomically designed shifter location, flows seamlessly from the instrument panel and defines driver and front-passenger seating areas. Metallic accents on the instrument panel, door panels, steering wheel and other touch points finish off Trazo C1.8’s modern look.

The Trazo C1.8 by Dodge will be available with a 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder gasoline with variable valve timing, and E100 ethanol-capable engine with both automatic and manual transmissions.  A three-year, 30,000-mile limited warranty is standard.

Johnson Clinches Countdown berth in Sonoma

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Allen Johnson has secured his place in the Pro Stock Countdown to the Championship, the six-event series the determines the World Championships of drag racing. Johnson joins Erica Enders-Stevens, who clinched her spot last weekend. Participation is limited to the top ten drivers in each pro class. There were three different top qualifiers in Pro Stock: Johnson had the No....

Steckly scores in National 250

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Three-time series champion Scott Steckly earned his first win of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season Saturday in the National 250 at the Autodrome St. Eustache in St. Eustache, Quebec. Starting from the No. 2 spot, Steckly dominated the race in the No. 22 Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge, leading for 202 of the 250 laps and beating Alex Guenette and the No....

Vipers victorious at the Brickyard

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Jonathan Bomarito and Kumo Wittmer participated in the traditional kissing of the bricks after winning the GT Le Mans class in Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is the first Viper win of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and it’s a major win for SRT Motorsports....

Friday racing results

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Austin Wayne Self, driving the No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Dodge, finished second in the Scott Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care that ran late Friday at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis. He crossed the finish line 5.378 seconds after Brandon Jones in the No....

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