Just in time for Fourth of July, Dodge and Ram announced three new additions to the vehicle segments America is known for, muscle cars, SUVs and trucks.
In a few months, the term “widebody” on the Challenger lineup will no longer be reserved for the Challenger SRT Demon. Available in the third quarter of 2017, the 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody will be made available and it will have 3.5-inch wider fender flares than the standard Challenger SRT Hellcat.
The larger fender flares will allow for 11-inch tires that enhance the vehicle’s grip on the road and improve track times. According to Dodge, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody goes 2 seconds per lap faster than the Challenger SRT Hellcat on a 1.7-mile track and the vehicle’s quarter-mile time is .3 seconds faster.
In addition to the new exterior design, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody also has a new standard electric power steering (EPS) system.The new system improves handling performance and steering and has three drive modes, street (auto), sport and track. The new models will start at $71,495.
Dodge isn’t leaving all of the fun to the Challenger lineup. Consumers that want muscle car performance and style, but something bigger than the Charger or Challenger were pleased to see the debut of the 475-horsepower Dodge Durango SRT at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, and Dodge just went a step further and added SRT and other new features to all Durango trims.
Available in late 2017, the 2018 Durango R/T will have the most new changes. The Durango R/T wilL come standard with the same performance hood, lower valance, fog lamps and front fascia that are used on the Durango SRT. Additionally, the Durango SRT and R/T will be available in the bright blue exterior hue, B5 Blue. The Durango R/T models will also be equipped with Front Park Assist and ParkSense Park Assist.
Durango GT models will also receive new upgrades. The 2018 Durango GT will come standard with a power liftgate, as well as Capri and suede bucket seats. Additionally, buyers of the Durango GT models that have the Brass Monkey or Blacktop appearance packages will be available to upgrade the vehicle’s hood with the same performance hood on the Durango SRT and R/T trims.
Now standard on all Durango models is a backup camera, new sport steering wheel, and driver electronic T-shifter.
No vehicle says “America” quite as well as a Ram pickup truck in the new Limited Tungsten Edition trims. Nicknamed by Ram as “America’s most luxurious pickup truck ever,” the new pickup trim has over-the-top design and convenience features. The trim’s interior is decked out in ultra premium “Natura Plus” beige leather that is accented with indigo leather trim. All of the vehicle’s seats are heated and the front row seats are also ventilated and have suede headliners.
The interior of the vehicle has Tungsten chrome accents throughout the interior of the cab and to help owners keep the vehicle clean, the new Tungsten models have indigo rubber floor mats. The truck features FCA’s upgraded Uconnect 8.4 NAV system and it includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM Guardian. All of Ram’s pickup truck models (1500, 2500 and 3500) are available in the Limited Tungsten Edition and the new models are expected in the third quarter of 2017.
All of these new Dodge and Ram models and trims will be available at NowCar as soon as soon as we are able to order them. Stay tuned for more information on their availability!