Dodge introduces Durango Hellcat, Charger Redeye and Challenger Super Stock

We have been talking about the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye and Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat for ages, but today, both of those vehicles were formally introduced by FCA. Both of those vehicles are what we expected, although the Durango Hellcat packs more power than anticipated. What we didn’t expect was for Dodge to offer up another drag strip focused model, this time building on the Challenger Hellcat Redeye.

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FCA sales plummeted—as we expected them to

FCA US reported sales of 367,086 vehicles in the second quarter (April, May, and June), 39% fewer than in Q2 of 2019. The company attributed the issue to COVID-19 pandemic issues, but noted a stronger-than-expected retail sales rebound in May and June.

Fleet sales plummeted due to order delays and reductions; two major rental companies cancelled their orders entirely.  FCA responded to the crisis by letting people buy vehicles online.

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Dodge first domestic to top J.D. Power, and other odd news

Dodge was the first domestic brand to top the J.D. Power initial quality survey, which looks at problems encountered in the first 90 days of ownership. Dodge, Ram, and Jeep all came out well ahead of Toyota, which has been frustrating owners with its new Entune 3.0 entertainment system. UConnect was likely a major strength for the “Mopar” brands.

GM came out as the top company,

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2020 Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge canceled due to COVID19 pandemic

Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge has become one of the premier annual automotive events in the Metro Detroit, featuring legal street racing on Woodward Avenue and a sprawling festival at the M1 Concourse. This year would have been the sixth installation of the incredible high performance event, but sadly, the ongoing COVID19 pandemic has forced Dodge and the event organizers to cancel the fun for 2020. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise,

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Ram launches Navy-themed Built to Serve Edition trucks

Back in November 2019, the Ram Trucks brand introduced the first phase of the “Built to Serve Edition” pickups. The first units were formally introduced on November 11th, 2019 – Veteran’s Day – and the trucks were finished in unique colors to recognize the U.S. Army. At that point, the company stated that there would be a total of five phases, each celebrating one of the branches of the United States military.

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Meet the Chrysler Pacifica AWD – for real – in its Launch Edition

After years of anticipation, Chrysler is going to sell its first all-wheel-drive minivans since 2004. The 2020 Pacifica AWD Launch Edition has the most advanced all wheel drive system of any minivan sold today; the system can transfer all torque to the wheels that have traction.

The AWD Launch Edition is a package of the Touring L; it includes the S Appearance Black Noise accents, AWD badging, new “Foreshadow” 18-inch alloy wheels,

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What FCA is making, end of Caravan

The Dodge Grand Caravan will end its long career—spanning 36 model years—in August 2020. After that, buyers of inexpensive Mopar minivans will need to go with the Chrysler Voyager—the name by which all Chrysler minivans were sold in Europe for many years.

One of many Caravans in West Virginia.

Many were expecting the Windsor plant that pumps out Pacificas to make some sort of minivan-based large crossover,

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Will 2021 Challenger ACR beat the best Mustang—and approach the Viper?

Longtime Allpar source “Muther” has been giving us the lowdown on the rumored Dodge Challenger ACR (American Club Racer).

Following the highly successful Neon ACR and Viper ACR, this car would have weight reductions, more aerodynamic work (to glue the tires to the track, not to reduce noise and increase economy), and better brakes, among other features. The car will carry much of the Challenger’s excitement until a completely new model is available—and,

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