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FCA US LLC has recorded another record month of sales. September 2015 posted record sales for seven vehicles in the line-up. The entire Jeep brand sales were up over 40%. Much like cow bell you can always use more JEEP.
Challenger sales topped out at 4552 units for September setting its all time monthly sales record and bringing total year-to-date Chally sales up to 51,949 (which is a 38% increase from last year at the end of Sept).
I'm sure these numbers will be front and center in the negotiations with the UAW. Will be interesting to see how Sergio and his team spin these sales gains in the labor talks.
Check out full press release here.
By Patrick Rall, Editorial Staff
Compare and Contrast Challenger Scat Pack and SRT 392
So there has been some heated debate as of late about the similarities and differences between the 392 SRT and the Scat Pack (reminds me a little bit of the egg dispute in Gulliver's Travels). Well, of course we couldn't resist stirring the pot a little bit. Just a reminder to keep it classy people.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger lineup is the largest in the segment, with 10 different trimlines ranging from the base V6 SXT to the top of the line Hellcat package. The downside to having 10 trimlines for one car is that some consumers lose track of which features come with which trimline, and in the case of the 2015 Challenger, there seems to be some confusion about what makes the R/T Scat Pack and the SRT 392 different. Today, we bring you a detailed look at what features are common and unique between these two 485hp Mopar muscle cars.
First off, the biggest source of confusion on the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack and the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 is the fact that they both come with the 6.4L, 392 cubic inch SRT Hemi. This mill delivers 485 horsepower and 475lb-ft of torque in both of these Challengers, with a standard 6-speed Tremec manual transmission or an optional 8-speed automatic sending the power to the rear wheels with the help of a 3.90 gear set. The drivetrains of the Scat Pack and the SRT 392 are essentially identical, so what makes the two different?
The key functional differences are in the wheels, brakes and suspension systems, as the SRT 392 Challenger features the massive 6-piston Brembo brake package and the adaptive suspension system found in the mighty Hellcat. This system includes 15.4 inch rotors up front under those 6-piston calipers, while the rears have 4-piston Brembo calipers over 13 inch rotors. Both of these 392-powered Challengers come with 20 inch wheels, but the Scat Pack has a unique 20x9 wheel while the SRT 392 has a similar 20x9.5 wheel to that found on the Hellcat model.
Most importantly, the Challenger SRT 392 features the 3-mode Bilstein adaptive suspension system, which allows the driver to enjoy the SRT drive mode system that is also found in the Hellcat Challenger. The Scat Pack has a great sport-tuned suspension setup, but the SRT 392 suspension package offers the driver the choice of picking from Street, Sport and Track modes with active dampers that stiffen up for each mode.
The Dodge Challenger SRT 392 features the brakes, wheels, tires and suspension comopnents of the Hellcat package, which means that the SRT 392 offers far great handling capabilities than the Scat Pack – while the different modes afford the car a smoother ride when that... [Read More]
You could hang out and watch movies on this screen it is sooo big. Pretty cool.
(Editor's note: always wondered why they didn't build AWD versions of the Charger Police car)
Dodge Goes Big, Leads in Tactical Technology: Laptop-sized 12.1-inch Touchscreen Display Integrates Law Enforcement Systems and Innovative Uconnect Technology on 2016 Charger Pursuit Models
- Segment-first integration of law enforcement data systems with 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit’s field proven, easy-to-use and award-winning Uconnect touchscreen system
- Designed for police use, Uconnect’s familiar and intuitive interface allows for quick toggling between vehicle controls and nearly every plug-and-play police-designed computer system
- Uconnect 12.1 is more than five times larger than Dodge Charger Pursuit’s standard Uconnect 5.0 system
- Segment’s largest Uconnect 12.1-inch touchscreen built-in to Dodge Charger Pursuit’s instrument panel helps law enforcement officers keep their eyes on the road, not to the side
- Focus on safety and security: unlike third-party solutions that require a bulky console-mounted computer screen, all-new Uconnect 12.1 does not obstruct front-driver and passenger air bags or interfere with occupant space
- Tactical equipment: Uconnect 12.1 undergoes Dodge Charger Pursuit’s rigorous field testing and engineering requirements, and is backed with a 3-year/36,000-mile factory warranty
- Available through FCA Fleet Operations, the 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit with Uconnect 12.1 touchscreen display will be available for ordering in January, with production starting in March
September 11, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge Charger Pursuit is going tactical in a big way for 2016, offering the heroic men and women who protect us with the all-new, and segment’s largest, Uconnect 12.1-inch built-in touchscreen that enables a segment-exclusive integration of law enforcement computer systems with the easy-to-use and award-winning Uconnect touchscreen system.
“As America’s high-performance police vehicle, Dodge Charger Pursuit is going big for 2016, offering a massive, Uconnect touchscreen system that streamlines a law enforcement officer’s computer system with our easy-to-use Uconnect system – on an all-new laptop-size 12.1-inch touchscreen display,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO - Dodge and SRT Brands, and Vice President - Fleet Operations, FCA - North America. “Designed and tested to Charger Pursuit’s stringent test requirements, our all-new Uconnect 12.1 system is the latest piece of tactical hardware that is neatly integrated into the instrument panel for a mobile command center that could only be delivered from Dodge.”
Dodge has really out done themselves this year. You can race your friends on a 1/8 mile drag strip, win a Hellcat motor, meet Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey Garage, and more! This is a great time to be affiliated with the one automotive brand that really "gets it".
... [Read More] **Dodge Owners - You're Invited**We’ve been invited by the Dodge brand to be their guests, Friday Aug 14th, at the Dodge display directly on Woodward Avenue.
5th Annual Woodward Party hosted by Dodge and the LxForums/ Scat Pack Forums exclusively for Dodge owners!
In celebration of the Woodward Dream Cruise the LxForums, Scat Pack Forums and Dodge are hosting an exclusive forums member party on Friday 8/14/15 from 6-9 pm on Woodward Avenue (13 Mile and Woodward)!
- We will be located smack dab in the middle of the Cruise, directly on Woodward Ave, on the best night of the entire event (Friday)
- We will be feasting on food featured by the world famous Vinsetta Garage (one of the trendiest restaurants in the area for you foodies)
- You will have full access to the Dodge exhibit at the Dream Cruise where you can check out their latest and greatest (can you say “here kitty, kitty”?) and rub elbows with the brass from Chrysler. Latest year Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis hung out with us as did Richard Rawlings from Discovery's Fast and Loud. This year we are expecting the guys from the TV programRoad Kill (who will be filming an episode)!
- Live Entertainment (the Rock band was awesome last year)
- Guess Girls
- WRIF (radio station) give aways
- Tee shirt (worth $20+)
- Roadkill Celebrities
- Prime car show parking on Woodward Ave
- We are finalizing a bunch of other cool stuff including SWAG and entertainment. Check back here for updates.
Where: 13 Mile and Woodward Ave, see map here.
When: Friday, August 14th, 6 pm to 9 pm
ATTENTION PLEASE READ:
Space is limited to 150 LX/LC/LD only (Dodge) vehicles. Party is open to Forum members and their guests. You will be mailed a parking pass, wristbands, map and instructions. You must have a parking pass to enter (for those of you from the area you know how crazy traffic and parking is on Friday). There is a zero tolerance if you do not have the proper credentials- you will not get past the Royal Oak police.
We are charging $20 per per person so that we don’t get people signing up to save a spot and then flaking out. I know this is more expensive this year but this price still does not cover our costs (It has taken me so long to post because we've been working the price down). I'll be taking care of the balance.
There are 2 steps to sign up:
1) Go here to register (if you have trouble with the form send me a PM and I will get you access. Site supporters had some issues last year)
2) Go here to pay your $20 per person. (this is per person - Rain or Shine / no refunds)
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