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61st Consecutive Month to Beat Previous Year Sales

When Chrysler reported that April 2015 sales bested the 2014 April mark by 6 percent, it marked the 61st month in a row for the company to beat the previous year sales mark. That’s a streak that’s virtually unheard of in U.S. auto sales, proving that the Fiat-Chrysler marriage is onto something big. One of the reasons for the increase in April was the launch of the Jeep Renegade. This little SUV chalked up 4,200 sales in April, propelling the Jeep division to its best month ever. You can see the Renegade along with all the company’s products at your Chrysler dealer in Las Vegas, Chapman Dodge.

Nine Different Vehicles Post Records

Buoyed by sales of the Chrysler 200, nine different Chrysler products posted record sales for April. The 200 was up 348 percent from just a year ago, while the Dodge Challenger had a 32 percent hike. The Wrangler, Patriot, Cherokee, Dodge Dart, Dodge Journey, Ram ProMaster cargo van and Ram Pickup also had increases from the previous year. Although the Dodge division was down slightly in sales because of a changeover at a manufacturing plant, the Challenger enjoyed a 32 percent increase over April of 2014.

Chrysler Division Sales Up 26 Percent

The phenomenal performance of the 200 mid-size sedan helped push Chrysler sales to a 26 percent increase over the previous year. The 200 was named the “Car of the Year,” by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press association in April. Because of its styling, handling, power and great gas mileage, it was also named as a Consumer Digest “Best Buy.” For year to date sales, Jeep is 22 percent ahead of last year, followed closely by Chrysler with a 16 percent gain.

Fiat Chrysler Keeps Chugging Along

As evidenced by the lineup of great vehicles available at Chapman Dodge, the death knell that some were ringing for Chrysler after the 2008 recession is falling on deaf ears. “Back in the summer of 2009, when we emerged from bankruptcy and going into 2010…a lot of people had Fiat Chrysler completely written off,” said Reid Bigland, executive in charge of U.S. sales. “And yet we continued to keep our head down.” Chrysler’s U.S. share continues to increase from the dark days when it was just 8.9 percent. At the end of 2014 it was 12.6 percent and continuing upward. Most of the credit goes to home runs hit with the new Jeep Cherokee, Ram 1500 and the hot-selling Chrysler 200. See what all the fuss is about with a test drive at your Chrysler dealer in Las Vegas.

 

2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker    2015 Dodge Charger and 2015 Dodge Challenger Refreshed

While subtlety may not be the forte of the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger, their mid-cycle refreshes are—sort of. For 2015, both the Charger and Challenger received cosmetic and mechanical upgrades to keep the cars fresh, stylish and powerful.

With Dodge celebrating its 100th birthday this year, the brand is going all out with its full-size sedan and muscle car. You can rest assured Chapman Dodge will be celebrating, too.

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Dodge Charger

According to the folks at Dodge, the 1968 Charger inspired the 2015 redesign. The goal was to make the Charger appear smaller and lighter without actually compromising interior space and cargo volume. The exterior dimensions are virtually unchanged, although the roof and doors are the only panels to be carried over. The underpinnings are the same as well, except for new cast-aluminum axles and housings.

Power comes from either Chrysler’s 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 or the base 3.6-liter V-6 mill. The V-8 engine produces 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. The six-cylinder produces a modest 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Both engines are paired with Chrysler’s eight-speed automatic transmission, the only choice available. All-wheel drive is still available, although it now features an active transfer case that automatically disconnects the front axle when it is not needed. Dodge says this can improve fuel economy by up to 5 percent.

Slipping inside, the interior features new seats, extensive use of soft-touch materials and eight trim packages. There is a new three-spoke steering wheel with optional paddle shifters, which allow brisk, 400-millisecond shifts; that speed is cut nearly in half to 250 milliseconds in sport mode.

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Dodge Challenger

The Challenger is the classic muscle car reincarnate. There is no other car on the road that looks as cool or as retro as the Challenger. While the Challenger has been extensively refreshed for 2015, its 1971 roots are still clearly visible.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger sees the front and rear fascias redesigned. There are other changes that include a deeper air dam, LED halo surrounding the headlights, a bigger hood bulge and an optional Shaker hood. LED taillights are still out back on the refreshed rear.

Like the Charger, the Challenger is little changed from the previous offering.

Inside, the front seats have been redesigned. Upholstery choices range from cloth to Nappa leather, with the option of heating and cooling for leather trims.

Power is a staple of the Challenger and 2015 is no different. Power comes from a base 3.6-liter V-6 engine up to the burly 5.7- and 6.4-liter Hemi V-8s. The 5.7-liter Hemi makes 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The 6.4-liter produces 470 horsepower and 47 lb-ft of torque. Both Hemi engines are paired with a six-speed manual, although the eight-speed automatic—with paddles—is an available option.

For 2015 Dodge is enhancing both the Charger and Challenger with great new features and trim offerings that make the two vehicles class acts. For more information about the two, visit Las Vegas Dodge today.

2015 Chrysler 200C

The sophisticated and luxurious 2015 Chrysler 200 has made its debut with a slew of upgrades and is pioneering a new lineup and look for the Chrysler brand.

The new model has slimmed down significantly compared to its predecessors and is made with lighter and stronger materials while maintaining far better fuel economy. Ride quality and performance levels have increased thanks to a stronger and lighter frame and chassis comprised of 60 percent high strength steel; interior noise quality has been minimized for a quieter cabin space. A sloping grill effortlessly complements the smooth lines making up the front end of the vehicle, which may become the look inspiration for future models. The standard 4-cylinder engine roars louder than its rivals while a V6 engine is also available.

The interior of the 2015 Chrysler 200 is stylish and top quality with plenty of storage and passenger space. You will not see tacky fake wood paneling on the interior of the car, as Chrysler decided the use genuine wood to flank their dash on every trim level including standard.  The middle console houses most of the vehicle controls for easy use, as well as a sliding compartment under the cup holders, which reveals even more space to store personal belongings.  Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system has been hailed as “best-in-class” by some for its ease of use and large, 8.4” high-resolution touchscreen, while crisp, Bluetooth quality- hands free calling and audio capabilities are available at every trim level.

“Best-in-class” safety and security features further set the all-new Chrysler 200 apart from competing sedans.  Each vehicle is equipped with eight airbags to protect passengers from every side, electronic stability control, and traction control for skid-free rides. No need to fish for your keys in your purse or pocket, the 200s keyless “Entry-N-Go” capability allows door handles to open first pull as long as the key fob is in range.  Additional safety features are available on select trims including rearview camera, remote start systems, and blind spot detection.

Top-of-the-line amenities and driving capability of the 2015 Chrysler 200 catapult it to the level of a high-end sedan at an affordable price point. Multiple trims and added options result in endless customization possibilities. The 2015 Chrysler 200 sets the bar high for future Chrysler vehicles and is ready to compete against all other sedans on the market.

For more information or to test drive a 2015 Chrysler 200 or any other Chrysler vehicle come by Chapman Dodge.

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Ram has one of the largest and best selections of vehicles for local businesses. Each Ram vehicle at Chapman Dodge has the power and durability to get the job done. The Ram 1500 is the only truck to ever win Motor Trend’s truck of the year twice in a row. These dependable, workhorse vehicles are built with the same quality that won the Ram 1500 that coveted prize for the past two years. The Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 are the premium commercial towing and hauling vehicles while the Promaster Cargo 1500, 2500 and 3500 are the premier Ram shipping vehicles.

The 2014 Ram 1500 can be configured many ways. It comes in a standard cab, a crew cab, and a quad cab. The Express model has a 120.5-inch cab, 2WD, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 395 horsepower and a 6-speed automatic transmission. It also comes in a Tradesman model with a 140.5-inch cab, 2WD, an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and a 3.6-liter Fuel Flex V6 with 305 horsepower.  The Ram 2500 has similar options with a standard and mega cab. The 2500 is larger and has more power and larger cabs. The Ram 3500 ups the size and power a bit more and offers all of its models with 4WD. The 3500 also comes with a mega cab option.

Another option for businesses is the 2014 Promaster cargo. It comes in 1500, 2500 and 3500 models. The 3500 has an extended, open flat bed, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 280 Horsepower, a 159-inch cab and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2500 has an enclosed, large trunk and the same 3.6-liter engine that powers the 3500. It has a 136-inch cab and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1500 has the same large enclosed trunk that the 2500 does and has the same engine and transmission as the Promaster cargo 3500 and 2500. For more information visit Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Fuel economy is one of the top considerations for pick-up truck drivers, and Ram is addressing that concern by becoming the first manufacturer to offer a diesel engine in a half-ton pickup. Labeled EcoDiesel and offered on the 2014 Ram 1500, the 3.0-liter, turbocharged V-6 common-rail diesel will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

According to Edmunds, the powerplant, which boasts 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm, will achieve more than 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The EcoDiesel engine meets all state emissions requirements with assistance from a diesel-exhaust-fluid (DEF) system that should call for a refill around every 10,000 miles. Ram points out that the DEF system, unlike others on the market, allows the engine to run at full power even when the fluid level is low.

Ram also finalized towing numbers for the exclusive EcoDiesel. The two-wheel-drive, two-door, long bed with the new EcoDiesel will tow up to 9,200 lb. The new diesel engine approaches larger-displacement V8s’ towing capability with a 3.0-liter V6.

Ram’s 4.7-liter V-8 is now discontinued, leaving buyers to choose between the new 3.0-liter diesel, a 25-mpg, 3.6-liter flex-fuel V-6 gasoline engine, and a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, which comes back as the standard engine for the Ram 1500 Tradesman. EcoDiesel buyers can expect to pay a little more than a comparable Hemi-equipped 1500 and a Ram fitted with the base V-6, but will be worth it in the long run.

The interior of the Ram 1500 will be all new in 2014, with upgraded materials; a vast array of choices ranging up to the fancy embossed leather of the Laramie Longhorn trim level; expanded telematics and connectivity including hotspot Wi-Fi, a work-site boon; a new power-locking system that secures the tailgate and side-mounted RamBoxes with one key-fob click.

Visit Chapman Dodge for all of the latest RAM updates.