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Is This Green Challenger Parked In The Right Place?

Jun 08, 2018 - 1:09 PM - by armtorque

I saw this green-cologed Dodge Challenger parked here. Note that the parking lot lines are also in green color. Is this parking place for an electric car or green-colored car? Reference from Torque News.

My first impression is that this parking space is for electric cars. They are also known as "green cars" because some of them have zero emissions. If you would like to know more about it, please check out this story, written by a former Torque News reporter David Herron, titled "Are electric or hybrid cars a green marketing myth, or a real solution?"

Some people who saw this picture say, the people who own or are responsible for the parking lot, need to be more specific. Others say this green Dodge Challenger gets a pass. Yet others say the driver well played and and no one can argue with him.

Also, note that there is no charging provided.

If there is no charging provided in one of these spaces, I see no real point to designating it for "Green" or hybrid or electric vehicles anyway. I mean, I get that it's somebody's attempt to show they support electric cars like Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model S. But all in all, I would rather just make parking spots available as first come first served for maximum efficiency of use of them. Handicapped folks already get claim to the most "prime" spots near entrances.

I saw this topic also discussed in a Tesla Model S owners group on Facebook and Tesla owners say they love it. "I needed a laugh this morning. Thank you," wrote one Model S owner.

What do you think?
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2019 Charger Gets New Grille Design on Multiple Models

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM - by armtorque
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We at Torque News knew that the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat would be getting a new grille design with at least one added vent, but spy shots of a new Scat Pack model shows that other models will get the new grille design and – as expected – there is a vent on both sides of the new design.

About a month ago, FCA rolled out the first teaser image of the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, shown above. This close-up shot reveals a new vent in the grille and it looks as though there is a matching vent on the other side, but that was purely speculation. Fortunately, spy shots posted on Allpar show that there is indeed a vent on both sides of the restyled grille and – more importantly – this new grille design is not specific to the Hellcat model.

New SRT Design Grille

One of the interesting features of the modern Dodge Charger is that there are two completely different front end designs spread across the model lineup. The Charger in SXT, GT and R/T form has one front end design while the Daytona, Scat Pack, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat all have a different, more aggressive face. That has been the case since the refreshed 2015 Charger was introduced, as back then, the SXT and R/T shared one design while the Scat Pack, SRT 392 and Hellcat shared the other look.

As new performance models have been added, such as the Daytona and Daytona 392, those models wear the SRT-style front end while the new GT model wears the look of the SXT and R/T.

In some cases, this has been a point of contention for SRT 392 and Hellcat owners who believe that the premium performance models should have their own look, but for Dodge, offering the aggressive SRT-style front end has proven to be a popular option for many Charger buyers.
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Dodge Charger, Challenger and Other FCA Bestsellers Included in Massive Cruise Contro

May 25, 2018 - 11:44 PM - by armtorque
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FCA is recalling 4.8-million vehicles including the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 and several other popular models over a concern that the cruise control system could get stuck in the set position and it will not shut off – potentially leading to an accident if the system will not deactivate as expected.

Patrick Rall reports from Torque News.

FCA announced this morning that 4.8-million vehicles in the United States, including some of their most popular models such as the Dodge Challenger, the Dodge Charger, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and pretty much the entire modern Ram truck lineup, are being recall over a concern that the cruise control could get stuck in the set position.

As you might imagine, if the cruise control in your Hellcat Challenger or Ram 1500 gets stuck at 70 miles per hour, it poses an obvious safety risk to you and others on the road, so FCA is making the call to get these vehicles back to the dealerships and fixed. Fortunately, there has been only one report of this happening in the real world and there were no reported accidents or injuries stemming from that case.

The Problem
In the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and the rest of the FCA vehicles listed below, there are times when the cruise control system is set, but as the vehicle hits a hill, the system begins to accelerate on its own to maintain the set speed. In these affected vehicles, if the driver hits the throttle at the right point in time, right as the cruise control system initiates acceleration, there could be an electrical short that could cause the cruise control to stick on at the current speed.

The Fix
The good news is that this problem is fixed with a simple reflash of the vehicle’s computer system, so when owners bring their vehicles in for the repair, it will only take as long as a quick reprogramming with a diagnostic tool. Of course, this work will be performed free of charge to the customer.
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