Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Look Back: 2014 Dodge Highlights

2014 was a busy year in the automotive industry. Dodge in particular was in the news multiple times for various positive stories, all of which we here at Withnell Dodge followed closely. Now the year is coming to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to share our 2014 Dodge highlights with you. Check them out below. SRT Hellcat Models             Beginning in May, Dodge started leaking information about two new performance models that would debut in 2014, starting with the Challenger SRT Hellcat, and following in August with the Charger SRT Hellcat. We quickly discovered that the Hellcat models were capable of producing … Continue reading

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Two Chrysler Engines Recognized on Ward’s 10 Best Engines List

Each year, WardsAuto looks for the best engines in the automotive industry and this year two Chrysler engines landed on the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2015: the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 and the 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8. This is the second year in a row WardsAuto has honored the EcoDiesel engine and it’s the lone diesel on the list. As for the 707-horsepower Hellcat engine, it is the most powerful engine ever honored by WardsAuto. “These two distinctly different engines represent the wide range of powertrain-engineering expertise and technology at Chrysler Group,” said Bob Lee, Vice President and Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering, in a … Continue reading

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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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