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Viper Production To Start Back Up In November

Oct 22 2014 01:15 PM | Dodge News
Production of the Dodge Viper has been on hiatus since April due to poor sales. But according to Automotive News, Chrysler's Conner Avenue plant will commence Viper production once again next month.

While a number of factors are in play for this decision, a big one is the massive increase in sales that the Viper has seen since the $15,000 price cut went into affect last month. Sales in September reached 108 units, an increase of 140 percent when compared to 45 units sold last September.

Dodge brand head Tim Kuniskis expressed high hopes for sales in October, a time where sales decline because of the colder weather.

When the plant comes back online, the only 2015 models that will be rolling off the line wi...

Resurrection of the Scat Pack Has Chrysler Embroiled In A Trademark Dispute

Oct 20 2014 12:15 PM | Dodge News
With Dodge bringing back the Scat Pack packages for a number of their models, it has also brought back a dispute that dates back to 1968.

Automotive News reports that Chrysler is being sued by Scat Enterprises Inc., for infringing on their 50-year-old 'Scat' trademark. The suit revives a dispute between the two companies that dates back to 1968.

In 1968, Dodge started using the Scat Pack name on a number of their models. That same year, Scat Enterprises, a company that makes performance parts for a number of automakers including Dodge, sent a cease-and-desist letter to make Dodge stop using the name. Three years on, Dodge would stop using the name.

Jump ahead to August 2013 when Chrysler tried to apply fo...

Dodge Opening Orders Of Challenger SRT Hellcat.. But There's A Catch

Sep 09 2014 01:05 PM | Dodge News
Dodge has opened up the order books for dealers on the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat today. But not every dealer will have the chance to order one though.

Automotive News reports that Dodge will base dealer allocation of Hellcats based on how many Dodge vehicles a dealer has sold within the past 180 days. That includes everything from the Dart to the Viper. A second allocation of Hellcats will follow in December and be be distributed based on the previous 90 days worth of sales.

“You sell a lot of Darts for me, Journeys for me, Durangos for me, I’m going to give you the rights to this one, too, because this is a halo of the brand,” said Dodge brand head Tim Kuniskis.

If you are one of the lucky dealers to g...

2015 Dodge Viper Gets A $15,000 Price Cut

Sep 08 2014 12:05 PM | William Maley in Dodge News

Dodge has announced some changes to the Viper for 2015 which include a increase to 645 horsepower, a one mile per gallon improvement on the highway, and a new GT model which gets an adjustable suspension and five-mode stability control. But Dodge saved...

Rumorpile: Supercharged V10 For The Viper

Aug 20 2014 01:45 PM | William Maley in Dodge News

Currently, the Challenger and Charger Hellcats are basking in the performance spotlight at Chrysler. But before these two models arrived, the model that had the spotlight was the Viper with its 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. But the Viper...

2015 Dodge Charger Gets The Hellcat

Aug 13 2014 01:45 PM | William Maley in Dodge News

A few weeks back, we reported on a filing for the SAE which listed the Dodge Charger as getting the brand new supercharged 6.2L V8 engine named Hellcat which appeared in the 2015 Challenger. Well today at a event held near Detroit, Dodge revealed the 2...

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat In The Cards?

Jul 28 2014 12:15 PM | William Maley in Dodge News

Dodge upped the ante in the muscle car wars with the introduction of the Hellcat V8 for the Challenger. The Supercharged 6.2L V8 makes 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, which means you'll have no trouble with burning the rear tires. But what...