AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 1, 2014
- Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each post sales gains in April compared with same month a year ago
- Jeep brand records its best sales month ever; April sales up 52 percent
- Ram pickup truck sales up 17 percent; best ever April sales
- Seven Chrysler Group vehicles set April sales records
- New 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show
- Ward's names all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 and 2014 Jeep Cherokee to its prestigious 10 Best Interiors List for 2014
- Chrysler, Dodge and SRT brands win awards at the Texas Auto Writer's 2014 Auto Roundup
- Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 178,652 units, a 14 percent increase compared with sales in April 2013 (156,698 units), and the group's best April sales since 2007.
The Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in April compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand's 52 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand during April and its best sales month ever. Chrysler Group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 49-consecutive months in April.
"Strong consumer demand for our Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Ram pickup trucks continued in April as Chrysler Group extended its streak to 49-consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains," said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. "The spring selling season is heating up as our Jeep brand had its best monthly sales ever. Both of our minivans had a strong April and the Ram pickup truck had its best April sales ever."
Seven Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in the month of April. The Jeep Compass recorded its best sales month ever. The Ram pickup truck, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, and Ram Cargo Van each posted their best sales for the month of April. Both minivans had a good month. Sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan were up 36 percent in April, the largest year-over-year percentage sales increase of any Dodge brand model in April, while sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan increased 16 percent.
Chrysler Group finished the month of April with a 74 days supply of inventory (505,965 units). U.S. industry sales figures for April are internally projected at an estimated 16.3 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).
April 2014 U.S. Sales Highlights by Brand
Jeep brand sales were up 52 percent in April, the brand's best monthly sales ever and the largest percentage sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand for the month. The Jeep Compass logged its best sales month ever, while the Jeep Wrangler and Patriot each set a sales record for the month of April. Sales of the Patriot compact SUV were up 44 percent, the largest percentage sales gain of any Jeep brand vehicle during the month.
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Dodge fans hold onto your hats! The brand just announced that refreshed/revamped versions of the 2015 Challenger and 2015 Charger will debut at the the 2014 New York Auto Show. What to expect? Well you can expect to see a a full redesign of the Charger. The presser reveals this tidbit of info:
We're hearing buzz that the 2015 Charger is going to be smaller and hella hotter. Here at Dart HQ we're on the edge of our seats waiting for the reveal. There's not much info floating around about the Challenger, but plenty of good rumor. The picture above with the SuperBee logo and the press release saying that the 2015 Challenger "features a new powertrain combination that is sure to get enthusiasts --abuzz." tells us that the rumors of the H.O Hellcat V8 should in fact become an option in 2015. The Hellcat is a true ass-kicker and we are placing our bets that it will debut in the Challenger.
The new Charger receives a full-body makeover with nearly every single body panel being resculpted.
Check out the full presser below for all the details and pencil in April 17th on your calendars for the big reveal. You'll be able to catch the Livestream and we will link everyone once it's made public.
DODGE TO SET BIG APPLE AND CAR ENTHUSIASTS ABUZZ WITH REVEAL OF ITS TWO ICONIC MUSCLE CARS
April 7, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge is giving an early look at its new 2015 Dodge Challenger and the 2015 Dodge Charger, both of which will be revealed Thursday, April 17 at the New York Auto Show, just ahead of the Dodge brand's 100th anniversary this summer. Inspired by the classic Dodge Challenger, the iconic muscle car is new from the inside out for 2015 and features a new powertrain combination that is sure to get enthusiasts "abuzz."
The world's most-successful, four-door muscle car – the 2015 Dodge Charger – will also take the stage at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. The new Charger receives a full-body makeover with nearly every single body panel being resculpted. The result? Check out the reveal in New York to see this sleeker, more modern appearance.
To see the new 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger revealed live in New York at 11:30 a.m. EDT, go to Official Dodge Site - Build a Car, Crossover, Minivan or SUV or watch the Livestream webcast.
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2014 Dodge Dart Named Car Book “Best Bet”
- 2014 Dodge Dart records near-perfect overall rating
- Second consecutive year Dodge Dart named “Best Bet”
- Latest in string of prestigious awards, ranging from IIHS Top Safety Pick and Strategic Vision’s “Most Loved,” to Connected World magazine’s 2014 Connected Car of the Year
- 2014 Dodge Dart’s performance enhanced by more than 60 available safety and security features, including 10 standard-equipment air bags – unsurpassed in its segment
- 68-percent high-strength-steel content-ratio among highest in industry
- Delivers highway fuel economy of up to 41 mpg – with fun and flair
March 3, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2014 Dodge Dart has been named a “Best Bet” in the compact car category of this year’s edition of The Car Book.
It is the second consecutive year the Dart has been so honored.
The recognition is based on an analysis of wide-ranging information collected from government and independent sources. The analysis is conducted by The Car Book and the Center for Auto Safety and considers crash test results, safety features, rollover rating, preventative maintenance schedules, repair costs, warranty coverage, fuel economy, complaint data and insurance costs.
The 2014 Dodge Dart achieved an overall score of “9.” The highest possible score is “10.”
“The Car Book’s recognition of the Dart as a ‘Best Bet’ for two years running confirms what our customers are telling us,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO–Dodge Brand. “The Dodge Dart has unique combination of distinctive styling, fun-to-drive performance, up to 41 mpg, segment-leading safety features, and easy-to-use technology, all combined, making it a tremendous value.”
The 2014 Dodge Dart scored “9” for having low repair costs, and “8” in the key categories of warranty coverage, rollover rating, fuel economy and crash tests.
The 2014 Dart recently was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The car also boasts a 5-star rating – the highest possible assessment – in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash-testing program.
The Dodge Dart also tops the compact car segment in total quality, according to Strategic Vision Total Quality Index
The Dart’s performance is enhanced by more than 60 available safety and security features. The list includes 10 standard-equipment air bags, a total unsurpassed in the compact-car segment.
The 2014 Dodge Dart further benefits from a high-strength-steel content-ratio of 68 percent, one of the highest in the industry.
Equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged, intercooled I-4 engine with MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve-actuation and six-speed manual transmission, the Dart also earns a highway fuel-economy rating of 41 miles per gallon (mpg).
“We appreciate the fact that Dodge has made a significant
The 2014 Dodge Dart can add the title of 2014 Connected Small Car of the Year to its long list of achievements. The Dodge Dart was given the award by the editors of Connected World Magazine for a number of solid technological features including, but not limited to, the UConnect touchscreen, LED instrument cluster, and Rear Cross Path detection.
Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand, said in a press release:
Well said Tim, well said. There you have it folks, another check mark in the Dodge Dart's #winning column. Let us know what your favorite tech feature is in the comments section below.
The Connected Car of the Year Award is confirmation from a third-party source that the Dodge Dart is at the forefront of technology in its class. The Dart’s Uconnect system with the 8.4-inch touch screen is world class, intuitive and easy to use. When you add the Dart’s unsurpassed in its class 10 air bags, 7-inch TFT LED instrument cluster and available Rear Cross Path detection and blind-spot monitoring, it really does offer the latest high-tech features designed to keep our customers connected and all at a tremendous value.
Source: The News Wheel
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