Reader Jared sent a pricing sheet for the Dodge Dart GT; according to the sheet, it’s a model based on the Dart Limited, which lists for $19,995 plus destination, which is consistent with the features released earlier. Leather seats are included; options include the technology group ($995, includes blind spot and cross path detection, keyless operation, rear park assist, and rain-sensitive wipers), HID headlights ($395), 506-watt Alpine stereo ($495), and UConnect Touch with navigation and SD/USB ports ($495).
The 2.4 Manual GT Quick Order Package, coded 27S, costs $1,000 and also includes the 18 x 7.5 inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, black headlamp bezels and door handles, “daylight opening moldings,” GT badges, heated front seats and steering wheel, racetrack tail-lamps, sport suspension with frequency-damping shocks, garage door opener, and black crosshair grille.
The GT is not expected to hit production until May 30, according to the sheet.
Today, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne implied that the odds were against the Toledo plant keeping Jeep Wrangler production, despite a recent land purchase and the city’s long history with Jeep in general and CJ and Wrangler in particular. He did say that, if Wrangler was to find a new home, new product would be moved to the plant: … if the economic [...]
Burns Motors has posted two videos of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat doing the quarter mile in 10.48 seconds. These stand in contrast to a video elsewhere which shows a $105,000 Tesla owner jumping the red light at the track to beat a Hellcat owner who was unused to the car, and struggled for traction through the run. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT [...]
Patrick Rall took the new 2015 Jeep Renegade off-road and on-road — in both cases, taking a standard AWD model as well as the Trailhawk, which has more ground clearance and skid plates. Though the venue, an off-road vehicle park and various city streets and highways, was chosen by Jeep, Mr. Rall was able to choose his route through the obstacles to get [...]
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