Category Archives: Dodge

Jay Leno Auctions Limited Edition Dodge Challenger SRT8

Seeing one of Jay Leno’s cars get auctioned off is never boring. This time Mr. Leno auctioned off his limited edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. An avid car collector, Leno put the muscle car up for auction with the proceeds going to the United Service Organization (USO). It sold for a whopping $360,000.

As if that wasn’t enough, generous donators put in an additional $205,000. Every cent is going to the nonprofit organization. “When people know that 100 percent of it is going directly to the men and women of the armed forces, they really step up, and that was fun to see,” Jay Leno said. Leno offered to deliver the car himself until he learned the buyer was from Maine.

The Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction raised a total of $565,000 on Leno’s contribution alone. Last year, Leno put up a restored 1957 Buick Caballero Estate station wagon signed by George W. Bush.

The proceeds on that sale headed to the George W. Bush Military Service Initiative. The first buyer paid $300,000 and immediately donated it back. It raised another $280,000. Leno’s website for cars and collecting is here.

Dodge Viper 1-of-1 Program Gives Consumers Customization Power

Dodge is looking to give Viper lovers everywhere a big gift. The American carmaker recently announced the new Dodge Viper 1-of-1 Program, an industry-first customization system that allows customers who purchase a Viper GTC to create their own, bespoke version of the model that is one-of-a-kind. Even better, consumers don’t have to shell out the big bucks to do so!

“The Dodge Viper is an iconic, one-of-a-kind, hand-built American Supercar with a 645-horsepower hand-built aluminum V10, a hand-crafted body comprised of hand-laid carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium, and high-strength steel, and a racing pedigree,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge and SRT for FCA North America.

“Because every Viper is hand crafted with such an extreme level of detail, we have the unique opportunity to make each one even more special by giving buyers the opportunity to customize each vehicle to their exact specifications. Now, Viper owners will be able to say their Viper is truly one of a kind.”

More than 25 million unique build combinations allow consumers to feel like their car is uniquely theirs. Each consumer can choose from 8,000 hand-painted exterior colors, 24,000 hand-painted custom stripes, 10 wheel options, 16 exterior trims, 6 aero packages, and a variety of other features that could build your dream car. The Dodge Viper 1-of-1 Program will even send you a 1:18 scale version of your custom-created Viper to show you what the big version will look like!

You can begin ordering your custom Viper GTC in February, so make sure you stop in to Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram then!

New Smartphone Uconnect App Unveiled at CES

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we get to see some of the most exciting new technologies coming our way from across practically every industry, including automotive. This year, from Chrysler, now known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), we get a new smartphone Uconnect app that has some pretty cool features.

With the Uconnect Access app, drivers will be able to remotely program a destination into their navigation system, get a vehicle health report, receive alerts when key vehicle systems need maintenance, and even locate their car using their phone.

“The Uconnect team is dedicated to delivering services and features that are innovative, functional and most of all easy to use,” said Al Amici, Head of Global Uconnect System and Services, FCA US LLC, in a statement. “We understand that our customers lead busy lifestyles and our goal is to minimize the everyday stresses by providing drivers with a variety of ways to stay conveniently connected to their vehicle.”

Imagine having this app on your phone. Then, the next time you can’t remember where you parked in a crowded parking lot, simply open the Vehicle Finder and see a map of exactly where your car is. You can then select Sound Horn and find your car in a snap.

Or, you can save yourself some time by presetting your destinations before you get in the car. Just find where you want to go in the Uconnect Access app, select Send to Vehicle, and when you start your car touch Go Now and you’re on your way.

Initially, the app will only be compatible with select 2015 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models equipped with either Uconnect 8.4A or 8.4AN, but will be added to additional vehicles as the system progresses.

Matt Hagan Races Dodge Challenger G/T to Victory in Pennsylvania

The 30th annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals in Reading, Pennsylvania proved to be a big day for Matt Hagan and his Don Schumacher Racing Dodge Challenger G/T. Naturally, every racecar driver takes the track aiming to win. Hagan was not only able to bring home the title win earlier this month, but he also jumped ahead of the 16-time NHRA champion with the points lead for the series.

“Congratulations to Matt Hagan from everyone at Mopar on another big win and the points lead in the Countdown,” said Pietro Gorlier, president and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “What a great way to show everyone that the 50 year legacy of the HEMI continues to live on by winning playoff races and making Mopar a serious contender for this year’s NHRA championship once again.”

We at Warsaw CDJR wish Hagan and the Mopar team all the best as they prepare for the last two races in the NHRA’s “Countdown to the Championship” series. The next race weekend is Oct. 30 – Nov. 2.

2015 Dodge Viper Puts $15,000 in Your Pocket

In its fifth generation, the 2015 Dodge Viper manages to maintain its roots from 1992 that made it the all-American supercar that it is. Meanwhile, the performance vehicle features modern updates including improved fuel economy, increased horsepower, and a significantly decreased price.

That’s right, the 2015 Viper will debut with a starting price of $84,995, a whopping $15,000 less than the 2014 model. Comparatively, the 2015 model is even less expensive than the original would cost when accounting for inflation.

“The Gen 1 Viper had 400 horsepower. It didn’t have air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, traction control or stability control. It didn’t even have real windows. It was the purest, rawest and most visceral American performance car of its time,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge and SRT Brand president and CEO.

“The Gen 5 Viper maintains the purity of the original car, with its seductive design, perfect weight balance and all-aluminum V10 with an additional 245 horsepower. But the rawness has been tamed with state-of-the-art five-mode ESC, two-mode suspension, ABS, traction control, launch control and a lightweight structure comprised of carbon fiber, magnesium and aluminum. Despite the Gen 5’s massive leap forward in technology and performance, we’re pulling its starting price back to the equivalent of the original Gen 1 car.”

It doesn’t get much better than that, folks. Make sure you have plans to come visit us at Warsaw CDJR early in 2015 to get behind the wheel of this powerful car, which has a rich history and a bright future.

All-New 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit — To Serve and Protect

You hate to see them in your rearview mirror, but you love to have them on your side when you need them. We’re talking about the whirling lights and loud sirens of the police cruisers. Pretty soon, you may find our local police officers cruising the streets in a new vehicle that turns heads even without the flashing lights, the all-new 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit.

The new Dodge Charger Pursuit is redesigned to provide our trusted men and women in uniform with the power, speed, and features they need to do their job.

While the exterior presents a sleek, aggressive front, the interior is clearly designed with the driver in mind.

“Dodge has a strong police car heritage, and we are proud to offer a vehicle armed with modern muscle and cutting-edge technology to help law enforcement agencies perform their duties,” said Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO of the Dodge Brand, SRT Brand and Fleet Operations for Chrysler Group.

“The new Pursuit police car is based on our new 2015 Dodge Charger. It delivers up to 370 best-in-class horsepower, is available in both rear- and all-wheel drive, has a new driver-focused cockpit and adds new safety and security features, as well as new state-of-the art technologies, all designed to deliver the ultimate performance expected from Dodge.”

We at Warsaw CDJR want nothing less for those who put their lives on the line to save ours.

Dodge Models Dominate in J.D. Power APEAL Study

According to the J.D. Power APEAL Study, customers love pretty much everything about the Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Dart models. All three vehicles won the APEAL award in their respective segments, a testament to the brand’s ability to satisfy customers’ needs and deliver their wants.

The study evaluates vehicles’ Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) based on customer responses. Participants evaluate their vehicles after 90 days of ownership and vehicles are scored on a 100-point scale.

The Dodge Charger won for the Large Car segment for the fourth year in a row. The Challenger topped the Sporty Car category for its third time in the past four years; and the Dart scored highest among competitors in the Compact Car class.

“These three APEAL awards, based on customer feedback, are a great way to celebrate Dodge’s 100 year anniversary and Chrysler Group’s commitment to continually deliver exciting, high quality vehicles,” said Doug Betts, Chrysler’s senior vice president of Quality. “A customer’s positive experiences with good quality lead to greater satisfaction, loyalty and the likelihood an owner will recommend their vehicle to friends and family. Personal recommendations are the most powerful type.”

We at Warsaw CDJR couldn’t be more proud to have so many customer favorites on our lot.

Pricing Announced for the All-New 2015 Dodge Challenger

We’ve been talking about the super powerful, crazy fast new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat for the past few weeks now, but it’s only because we’re so excited about this incredible car. This week we have exciting news about the whole 2015 Dodge Challenger lineup: Affordable pricing has been announced for the muscle car due to hit showrooms later this quarter.

“The Dodge Challenger has been on a tear – setting an all-time sales record in 2013 – its fifth year on sale,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand president and CEO. “For 2015, the new Challenger is the most powerful muscle car ever, the fastest muscle car ever, and now our icon is also the most capable and technologically advanced ever, with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $26,995.”

For the next-generation 2015 Challenger, customers can choose from a variety of models – from the base SXT trim to the top-tier SRT Hellcat – with a number of add-ons and package options in between.

At a starting price of $26,995, the Challenger SXT offers the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar, providing 305 hp and 268 lb.-ft. It also features premium seating materials and Chrysler Group’s acclaimed Uconnect system.

Step up to the Challenger R/T equipped with the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 and pricing begins at $31,495. The next-level R/T Scat Pack is priced at $38,495 with the manual transmission or $38,895 with the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Challenger SRT 392 (named for the size of its HEMI V8 engine measured in cubic inches) combines power and luxury with a starting price of $46,395 with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic. The famed SRT Hellcat is available in all its muscular glory with a starting price of $59,995.

Contact us here at Warsaw Chrsyler Dodge Jeep Ram to determine which Challenger model best suits your needs and desires. Whichever trim you choose, you’ll want to get your hands on the all-new Dodge Challenger.

It Doesn’t Get Much Faster Than the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

No, it isn’t a race car, but it sure does know how to act like one. Not only is the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat the most powerful muscle car in the business, it’s also the fastest.

The powerhouse vehicle was clocked by the National Hot Rod Association as completing a quarter-mile run at 125 miles per hour in 11.2 seconds. Measured using drag radials, the time dropped to just 10.8 seconds at 126 mph.

“It wasn’t long ago that a 10-second car, was a full-on race car. The new 2015 Dodge Challenger raises the bar to a level some of us never thought we’d see,” said Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO of the Dodge and SRT Brands. “With the new Challenger SRT Hellcat, we’re reaching deep into our history and bringing back the notion from the muscle car era of the street and strip dual-purpose car. Not only can Challenger run 10s on the drag strip, but you can also fit your family and drive cross country. This new 2015 Dodge Challenger is the ultimate GT muscle car.”

The 2015 Challenger SRT will arrive here at Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram later this year. Is your family ready for this kind of racing performance on your next road trip?

Chrysler Group Offers Five-Year Subscription to SiriusXM Services

If you’ve been waiting until summer is in full swing to purchase a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle (or perhaps you were waiting for an Independence Day deal), your timing couldn’t be better. Chrysler Group recently announced 2015 models and 2014 models bought after July 1st will now come with a five-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link.

Vehicles equipped with Chrysler’s Uconnect 8.4AN, Uconnect 8.4N, Uconnect 730N, and Uconnect430N systems are eligible for the multi-year subscription.

“Chrysler group is proud to be working with SiriusXM to deliver connected services designed to help customers stay conveniently connected to their surroundings while maintaining focus on the road,” said Al Amici, head of Uconnect Systems and Services for Chrysler Group LLC. “SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link are beneficial services that provide drivers with the daily information they need and use to stay informed on the latest entertainment updates and traffic and weather conditions.”

Come visit us at Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for more information on this incredible deal. Besides, we do have some great specials you won’t want to miss.