The Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand has now officially opened its order books for the all-new 2013 SRT Viper and Viper GTS. That means even though the supercar’s actual on-sale date remains TBD, enthusiasts can edge that much closer to being able to enjoy the Viper’s incredible V10 powertrain, dramatic styling and technologically advanced components.
With another big storm on the way, it’s clear that folks in the Northeast—still cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy—can’t expect much relief from Mother Nature; on the other hand, they’ll be getting plenty from the Chrysler Group. The automaker recently announced a disaster-relief bonus-cash program specifically aimed at helping those who lost their vehicles in last week’s weather disaster.
It was a big day for the Ram team at the recent Texas Truck Rodeo, the annual two-day truck battle held by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). Up against the truck segments’ top players, the 2013 Ram 1500 was named the overall “Truck of Texas” and the “Full-size Pickup Truck of Texas.” According to Ram Dealer Norman OK, the Laramie Longhorn edition garnered the crown for best “Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas” and the brand itself won the title of “Truck Line of Texas.”
Chrysler is about to help drastically shrink the distance between Motown and Manhattan. According to Norman Ram Dealer, the brand that’s Imported from Detroit will provide major backing for a new Broadway musical based on the legacy of Berry Gordy, the founder of Detroit’s Motown Records. Simply called “Motown: The Musical,” the show is slated to kick off with a series of preview performances in March of 2013 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York, then open to the public on April 14 of next year. [click to continue…]
Another piece of the puzzle for the Chrysler Group’s all-new supercar has now fallen into place, as the company recently announced the 2013 SRT Viper will start at $97,935, with the Viper GTS coming in at $120,395 (and both also requiring a $1,995 destination charge). And while that may seem like a fair amount of coin, drivers will not only enjoy a car with superior power-to-weight ratio, but also an equally superior power-to-price ratio. [click to continue…]
The 2012 Chrysler 200 is going out in a rush, reporting 4,668 August deliveries—up 65 percent over the same month last year—and notching its third consecutive monthly sales record. But the brand needn’t worry about keeping that kind of momentum going: The 2013 models are on their way to dealerships now with a reconfigured lineup that brings the sporty “S” appearance package to the 200’s four-cylinder variants. (Last year, the 200 S was a standalone V6 model; also, this year, the S upgrades do remain available on the six-cylinder 200.) [click to continue…]
Forget about Ford and shift your attention away from Chevy, because the 2013 Ram 1500 is now the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup in the country—in V6 and V8 classes. Ram Dealership Norman said it’s the result of a significant upgrade to the truck’s powertrain lineup, which gains both the Pentastar V6—a recent winner of a 10 Best Engine prize from Ward’s—and the segment’s first eight-speed automatic transmission, the TorqueFlite 8. The Ram 1500 also gets a lot of respect from the folks at the Kingston Coachmen Dealer. [click to continue…]
Sales of the Chrysler Town & Country are up a robust 25 percent through the first seven months of the year, thanks in part to its long list of family-friendly features. But that focus on the family extends beyond the Town & Country’s spec list: For example, the mom-approved minivan recently inked a new deal with BabyCenter.com, a top global resource for both mothers and mothers-to-be. [click to continue…]
Already the fastest-growing full-size American pickup, the Ram Brand is hunting for further success in the new model year by introducing the 2013 Outdoorsman—designed specifically to appeal to lovers of the great outdoors. The truck goes on sale later this year at dealers like RAM East Texas, with full specs still to come, but it’s been confirmed that this year’s model will offer a number of the technology upgrades being offered across the 2013 Ram lineup—such as an available eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic with a rotary e-shift dial.
It’s not often an automaker wants to connect one of its vehicles with anything that has the word “recall” in it, but Chrysler is making an exception to help support the new film “Total Recall.” The movie, a remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, opened on August 3 and also features Chrysler and Dodge hover-vehicles as the preferred transportation solution of the year 2084. [click to continue…]