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The Dodge Hellcat has become such a success that the company itself is becoming better known for its incredible sports cars than any other vehicle. A company once reliant on the sales of their RAM trucks now sees the demand for their Challenger Cars and all of their unique Challenger offshoots like the Hellcat, surging to the top of the list of must-have vehicles.

Dodge is introducing a new member to the Challenger family for 2019, and it is simply awesome.

The new Challenger SPT Hellcat Red Eye will go into production this fall in Ontario and will be available at the end of the year. The Red Eye can only be described as a Hellcat that found itself possessed by a demon.

The new Hellcat Red Eye will have everything that consumers loved about the Hellcat car with the benefits of a Demon engine. The Demon was introduced last year as a specialty version of the Challenger because of its incredible horse power. It was a limited production run of 3,300 vehicles, and they sold out fast.

The Red Eye will not have the exact same Demon engine. It will, however, have one that is very close. Dodge wishes to keep the Demon edition of the Challenger unique, so the Red Eye has its own features and distinctions.

The Red Eye’s Demon engine will be capable of 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. The engine is a Hemi V-8 supercharged 6.1 liter monster and is the strongest and fastest engine in production now that the Demon has stopped production. The engine works with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The car has already tested on the track at an incredible speed. The Red Eye hit 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and finished the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds, with a top speed of 203 miles per hour at one point. This is the second fastest car Dodge has put out, with the Challenger Demon the fastest with a 0-60 in 2.3 seconds. While you can’t drive it like a race car on a test drive, you can see how great a current 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

The car will feature the wide body like most Challengers and will use wider wheels so that there is more traction for the vehicle. The Red Eye will have line lock and the snorkel hood for better performance.

Dodge reps stated that the Red Eye will not be a limited run or specialty production like the Demon or some of their other vehicles. They believe that the Red Eye is meant to be on the road and driven, not just locked away in a show room or garage. Sadly, the Demon is not easily found out on the roadways. Most buyers have them on display and a few are using them on the track, but these street legal cars are not being driven for pleasure. Dodge hopes that the new Challenger Hellcat Red Eye will be driven for pleasure.

The car company stated that in the future they may even put the Demon engine into one of their specialty trucks. They engineers are currently working on this and a release date of 2022 is anticipated.

 

The 2019 Ram 1500 is a true 21st Century pickup truck. And it has all the innovative technology to prove it. Its excellent ride, luxurious, quiet interior, gigantic 12-inch touchscreen and oodles of of useful technology make this powerful, stylish, versatile, full-size truck hard to top. In the past 8 years, Ram sales have increased by 150%. That’s more than double its domestic rivals. It’s both stylish, civilized transportation and a capable work truck. And it has all the features and options people need to enjoy their full-size truck.

Hop inside the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 and the brush aluminum trim, real wood accents and 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system in the Limited or Laramie Longhorn trims are sure to impress. Its UConnect interface lets occupants access every conceivable feature and option including navigation, Android Auto and Apple Carplay. The 12-inch touchscreen, surrounded by the controls for climate control and other system buttons, can divide in half with the top and bottom being used for different functions. The spacious cabin has lots of legroom and countless storage options including ‘RamBins’ underfloor storage hidden behind the comfortable, supportive cloth, vinyl or leather covered seats.

The Ram 1500 is a pickup everyone can love. Its ‘big rig’ look with the tall hood, crosshair grille and low-mounted headlights has been replaced by a more modern, sleek fascia with a hexagonal motif. The new 2019 Ram 1500 trims offer a wide array of grille and headlight options and six different fascias from which to choose. It has chrome bars, adaptive LED lamps, raised bed rails flush with its beltline that create a profile that’s more horizontal and composed and its active air dam hidden behind the front bumper automatically extends to lower drag and improve fuel efficiency. To see how a 2019 Ram 1500 feels, check one out at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

Powered by a 5.7-liter, 395 horsepower Hemi V-8 engine that delivers 410 pound-feet of torque at launch, eventually the 1500 will be available with a V-6, 3.6-liter engine connected to Ram’s new eTorque system. They work in tandem with the same smooth, unobtrusively shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Initially, the 2019 Ram 1500 will come in the full size Crew Cab and the smaller Quad Cab configurations with 6-foot-4-inch long beds and 5-foot-7-inch short beds. The 2019 Ram 1500 has a payload capacity of 2,300 pounds, a tow rating of 12,750 pounds and the pickup’s body-on-frame construction let’s it drive like a car.

The 2019 Ram 1500 has great driving dynamics aided by standard progressive rear springs as well as an optional air suspension. Plus, it has a wide array of the latest safety features and uses unique advanced technological mechanisms like cylinder deactivation, ZF-sourced eight-speed high-count gearbox for easy passing on the highway and an innovative system that uses air suspension and a camera to connect the truck to a trailer. This is a pickup truck that’s impressive whether the bed is full and the backseat is empty or vice versa. The 2019 Ram 1500 is the first iteration of the truck of the future.

 

Looking for a safe family vehicle that offers a smooth ride, good overall performance, seating for seven, a user-friendly infotainment system, adequate fuel economy, intuitive storage solutions and unbeatable value? Then you want the 2018 Dodge Journey. Powered by either its standard 173-horsepower 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder or the available 3.6 liter V6 283-horsepower engines, with either a 40spped or 6-speed automatic transmission, this midsize crossover is an excellent choice for the cost conscious consumer.

The 2018 Dodge Journey come in four different trims. They are the SE, SXT, Crossroad, and top-of-the-line GT trim. Most Journey models have a four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive as standard equipment. There’s also the option to upgrade to a V6 engine and add all-wheel drive to the trim level you choose. The 2018 Dodge Journey also offers buyers a wide array of option packages. They include the Driver Convenience Group, the Popular Entertainment Group, the Family Entertainment Group and the Nav & Sun Group. While these are some options, if you want to buy a 2018 Dodge Journey, you can find the exact one you want at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

Adding the Driver Convenience Group gets you a rearview camera, plus rear parking sensors. The Popular Equipment Group has a heated steering wheel, heated front seats and remote start. The Family Entertainment Group offers child booster seats and a 9-inch video screen in the second row and an excellent six-speaker Alpine audio system. Opt for the Nav & Sun Group and you get an upgraded Uconnect system featuring a responsive 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation, sunroof, rearview camera and rear parking sensors. The Uconnect 8.4 Touch Screen Radio Group includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, an upgraded Uconnect system and tri-zone automatic climate control. The Premium Group adds both a power-adjustable driver’s seat as well as a security alarm.

The base trim Journey SE’s standard features include push-button start, Unconnect infotainment system featuring a 4.3-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio system and a USB port. The Journey SXT has the same standard features as the Journey SE, but more optional equipment. That includes the V6 engine, the Connectivity Group, the Uconnect 8.4 Touch Screen Radio Group and the Premium Group. Standard equipment on the Crossroad includes power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, upgraded Uconnect system featuring an 8.4-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, dual-zone automatic climate control and satellite radio.

The Journey GT is the top trim. It comes with a V6 engine standard. Heated front seats, heated steering wheel and an Alpine audio system also come standard. Plus, you can get all the available option packages.

Occasionally, you’ll sit in the comfortable, well-supported seats in the attractive, well-built cabin of the fuel-efficient 2018 Dodge Journey with soft-touch materials throughout and enjoy its smooth ride, nimble handling and capable performance and smile. You’ll glance at your shopping bags, furniture and sports gear in its 67.6 cubic feet of storage space or use its now standard third row seat to carry the kids and think of the thousands you saved.

With the base trim Journey SE starting at $22,800 and a $32,995 starting price for the top trim Journey GT, the Dodge Journey is America’s most affordable midsized crossover.

 

Chalk up another victory for the incredible Dodge Durango. At the annual Winter Vehicle Driving Event held by the New England Motor Press Association, the 2018 Dodge Durango was voted Official Winter SUV of the Year. It was part of a group of FCA US LLC vehicles that took home more awards at the eighth annual Winter Vehicle Competition than any other automobile manufacturer. The Durango won because of its ability to handle anything the New England weather threw at it, NEMPA president John Paul said.

With seating for seven, the ability to handle roads less traveled and enough engine choices to satisfy any buyer, the Durango was the clearly the right choice for Winter SUV of the Year. The Jeep Grand Cherokee with its 707-horsepower engine, a perennial winner, had a strong showing and blew away the competition. The legendary Jeep Wrangler was also a winner. For NEMPA members, the Ram 1500 with its controlled, comfortable ride, interior rivaling many luxury cars and excellent powertrain choices, was an easy choice. Three words sum up the Ram 1500: capable, comfortable and powerful.  To check out any Dodge, head to Chapman Chrysler Jeep, and you are sure to find what you want.

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Jeep Wrangler also impressed the New England Motor Press Association. The Jeep brand automobiles won the awards for Extreme and Heritage Vehicle, respectively. NEMPAA members gave the 2018 Ram 1500 glowing remarks and the vehicle took home the Pickup Truck segment’s top honors. The members of the NEMPA evaluated a wide array of vehicles from various manufacturers covering many categories. Journalists went through each vehicle at several locations throughout New England in the run up to the day the official testing and scoring took place at the headquarters of the NEMPA in Middleborough, Massachusetts in February.

Founded in 1987, the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA)was created to coordinate the auto industry’s professional media coverage in Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with their 14.5 million citizens and their different demographics and automotive preferences. The media members that make up the NEMPA are workers from network and cable TV, radio, the Internet, as well as regional and national magazines and newspapers.

The world’s eight-largest automaker, based on the total number of annual vehicle sales, FCA US LLC is an international automotive company based in North America in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, sells and distributes several brands of vehicles. They include Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep and Ram, along with the SRT performance designation. FCA also distributes parts and accessories under the Mopar and Alfa Romeo brand. FCA US is built on the historic foundation established by the Chrysler Corporation and F.I.A.T.

Walter P. Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation in 1925. Giovanni Agnelli and a group of pioneering entrepreneurs started Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino in 1899 in Italy. Listed as FCAU on the NYSE and FCS on Mercato Telematico Azionario, FCA US is part of the internationally known family of well-respected automotive companies known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. that produces excellent high-performance vehicles.

 

According to auto industry insiders in the know, the Dodge Ram lineup will soon be expanding. And that expansion to the lineup will come by 2022. Although not many details have been revealed, Dodge is expected to add a new mid-size pickup truck to its popular line. Some say this new pickup could potentially wear the Dakota nameplate when it’s introduced within the next few years. The Dodge Dakota is the last mid-sized truck sold by FCA in the American market. Over the past few years there has been a rise in the sales of pickup trucks and they’re now more popular than ever.

For quite some time the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 have led the U.S. market in vehicle sales. And interest in pickup trucks continues to grow. This trend has even been benefitting sales of mid-size pickups. With sales of the Chevrolet Colorado enjoying much recent growth and Ford planning to reintroduce the popular Ford Ranger model, Ram is the only one of the Big Three pickup truck brands that doesn’t offer consumers a mid-size pickup in their lineup. However, reports from a recent meeting of FCA investors says that is about to change with a official announcement from Ram about the addition of its new mid-size pickup. Whatever truck you are interested, you can check any model out at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge. Whether you are looking for a Ram 1500 or any other Ram, you can find what you are looking for.

According to reliable reports, the new mid-sized Ram will make its debut in the marketplace by 2022. Although Ford’s new Ranger pickup will be revived some time before that, it appears the release of the new mid-size Ram will be right on time to take advantage of the growing interest of consumers in pickup trucks. Beyond the anticipated release date for the new mid-size Ram pickup, the details from FCA about the new truck have been sparse. The company is probably doing that to prevent its competitors from getting information about the specifics of its new mid-size pickup.

However, FCA playing it close to the vest with details about the newest addition to its line of popular Ram pickup trucks hasn’t prevented automotive enthusiasts from making educated guesses about what consumers can expect to see on the new Ram. Many anticipate the new pickup will carry the Dakota name combined with a Ram moniker instead of the traditional Dodge brand name. FCA officially stopped producing the Dodge Dakota in 2011 because truck sales were declining at the time. Before it was discontinued, FCA officially sold the Dakota under the Ram brand.

It’s long been rumored Ram was adding a mid-size pickup to its lineup. But it never materialized. However, with the market for pickup trucks stronger than ever, this would seem like the perfect time for Ram to debut a new mid-size pickup. There was confirmation from FCA on June 1st in Balocco, Italy at their Capital Markets Day, that they intend to develop a new mid-size pickup and release it in the U.S. market as part of their five year plan for the Ram brand. The only question is whether it will carry the Dakota name.