Category Archives: Dodge News

Dodge’s 100th Anniversary Celebrated with Focus on the Viper

As the year slowly winds down, Dodge is preparing to celebrate its 100th year in production with a concentrated focus on one of its classics: the Dodge Viper. Dodge began making automobiles in 1915, making this upcoming January Dodge’s 100th anniversary. The company has reportedly already celebrated last month with a huge party that featured Mötley Crüe, and with the festivities being completed, they’re ready to spotlight the Viper. Dodge CEO and President Tim Kuniskis delivered the news of the Viper’s future at the Los Angeles Auto Show last month, saying, “We’re going to tell a story here shortly that I think has needed to be told for a long … Continue reading

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The Dodge Spirit Lives On in the New 2015 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge brothers were quite a pair. A new ad gives us a colorful, albeit fudged, image of who these guys were in their time. First of all, they were the kind of boys who made their own bicycles. John Dodge held office. Horace Dodge dug the orchestra. They raced yachts. “Their lives were big,” we are told. Most importantly, they infused their vehicles with this spirit of grandeur. Though much has changed in a hundred years, that original spark has not been lost. The Dodge spirit lives on in the 2015 Challenger. Chrysler Chief Marketing Officer Olivier Francois said, “Dodge has a very specific DNA, a bloodline that traces … Continue reading

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Jay Leno Surprises Veteran on The Today Show

Those of us here at Withnell Dodge have a soft spot for veterans. So, a recent story involving the former talk-show host, and diehard auto enthusiast, Jay Leno and a veteran caught our attention. The Today Show has an ongoing feature called “Shine a Light,” which features heartwarming stories about great, yet ordinary, people.  On this particular segment, Jay Leno bonded with war veteran Corporal Ethan Leberge over their “mutual love of cars.” Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Leberge served his country in the campaign in Afghanistan. There, he bravely endured a horrific attack by a suicide-bomber. According to Motor Authority, the attacked … Continue reading

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The Challenger SRT Hellcat Horsepower Redefines Muscle

If you need to know anything about the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, remember 707. 707 horsepower, that is. Dodge never ceases to amaze us here at Withnell Dodge, especially with the incredible new Hellcat version of the Dodge Challenger. If you’re wondering how the Challenger generates over 700 horsepower, we are here to help you figure that out. The major horsepower is due to the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V-8 in place under the hood. Coupled with a 6-speed TREMEC transmission, the new Challenger musters a 3.6 second 0-60. Now you understand why they named it the Hellcat, right? According to Car and Driver, “The Challenger fires a major salvo … Continue reading

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Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey in Dallas

Carmakers are known for putting together events to create a sense of community among car owners.  For some people, it couldn’t get any better than combining a car show with a rock-n-roll concert.  Owners of the Dodge Viper, Charger, and Challenger (past and present models included) will get the opportunity to experience just that on November 1st in Dallas, Texas for the Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey event. Dodge has joined forced with Gas Monkey Garage and American rock-n-roll band Mötley Crüe to create this wild event.  Gas Monkey Garage is featured in the Discovery Channel show “Fast N’ Loud.”  Mötley Crüe is known for its hits, “Shout at the Devil” … Continue reading

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Celebrate 100 Years of Dodge with the SRT Brand Vehicles

Dodge officially celebrated its 100th anniversary back on July 1, which means the brand is now firmly entrenched in its centennial year. The special year is certainly off to a great start, especially now that the manufacturer has consolidated with the SRT brand. Matched with SRT, each and every Dodge car puts performance as a top priority, whether it’s a sports car like Challenger and Charger or a beefy full-size pickup. “At Dodge, we don’t make category cars. We make category cars nervous,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of the Dodge and SRT brands. “Dodge strives to turn everyday vehicles into personal statements. Our vehicles are modern performance cars … Continue reading

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New 2015 Ram Heavy Duty Continues Dominant Segment Performance

Here at Withnell Dodge, we only offer you, our loyal customers, the best, most reliable, and—of course—the most performance-oriented vehicles on the market. We take great pride in it, in fact. But after getting our first look at the all-new 2015 Ram Heavy Duty truck line, we’ve got to admit that even we are impressed with just how capable these babies are. Dodge boasts that the new Heavy Duty is best in class in no less than three major performance categories—torque, towing capacity, and payload capacity—and that’s still an understatement. These 2015 Heavy Duty trucks don’t just narrowly edge out the competition; they grind it to nothing underneath their big … Continue reading

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