Dodge and Ram Earn Top Honors during First Annual Southwest Lifestyle Media Drive

October 24, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

FCA US LLC took home dual awards during a initial Southwest Lifestyle Media Drive competition, earning a tip mark in their particular categories:

  • Southwest Lifestyle Car of a Year – Performance/Luxury: 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye
  • Southwest Lifestyle Truck of a Year: 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn

“Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is about as many fun as any automobile we’ve driven. You can’t assistance though get a rush from a engine growl, a all-out power, and a glorious handling. Yet, it’s surprisingly docile and gentle adequate to be an bland motorist – if we can conflict a enticement to pull a speed limit,” pronounced Becky Antioco, boss of a Southwest Lifestyle Media group. “The Ram 1500 Longhorn unequivocally captures a suggestion of what a Southwest is all about. It ideally handles a imperishable landscapes when we’re out exploring, nonetheless is awfully gentle for bland driving. It’s a ideal brew of luxury, record and capability, and that’s because it warranted a Truck of a Year award.”
The initial annual Southwest Lifestyle Media Drive was hold during Bondurant Racing School in Chandler, Arizona, where a row of 18 automotive reporters evaluated cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks in 4 categories. Jurors ranked particular vehicles in categories associated to fuel efficiency, performance, comfort, storage solutions and reserve systems. At a finish of a day, FCA took home dual of a 4 awards.

“Overall, FCA brought some glorious vehicles to a Southwest Lifestyle Media Drive and warranted some well-deserved acclamation for their entries,” pronounced Antioco.
2019 Dodge Challenger
Dodge launches a many absolute SRT Hellcat lineup ever in 2019, by leveraging a energy of a record-setting Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to deliver a new opening halo for a code and a many powerful, quickest and fastest flesh automobile – a 797-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.
The Challenger SRT Hellcat earnings with outlay now starting during 717 horsepower and both Hellcat models underline a new dual-snorkel hood that pays loyalty to a particular Dodge pattern themes from some of a many famous flesh cars, including a 1970 Dart Swinger and 1971 Demon. The new R/T Scat Pack Widebody includes buffer flares, adding 3.5 inches of physique width, 20 x 11-inch fake wheels, 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires and incomparable six-piston Brembo brakes in a front for softened on-road and on-track performance. The new Challenger GT rear-wheel-drive indication extends a opening capabilities with customary Super Track Pak features, opening hood, splitter and seats, for a initial time ever with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine.
Eight graphic models make adult a reconfigured automobile lineup for 2019: SXT, SXT AWD, GT, GT AWD, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye. Numerous choice packages offer all a upgrades, singular birthright cues and additional opening that Dodge//SRT business demand. Challenger offers a full operation of engine options, including a award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 on SXT, SXT AWD, GT and GT AWD models, a mythological 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 in a R/T models, a naturally aspirated 392 HEMI V-8 on R/T Scat Pack models, a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 on a SRT Hellcat and a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V-8 on a SRT Hellcat Redeye.

2019 Ram 1500
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, heading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Defining destiny pickup trucks, a 2019 Ram 1500 commands with innovative design, a top peculiarity materials and class-exclusive technology.
Ram leads a full-size lorry shred with a many reserve and confidence facilities and now delivers poignant gains in fuel potency with an all-new eTorque complement in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for a Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds. As a truck’s backbone, a support uses modernized materials and engineering to discharge 100 pounds while augmenting rigidity and continuance for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a large 12-inch touchscreen leads a pickup universe with record featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and disdainful calm from SiriusXM with 360L. Active reserve and confidence systems join a record assault with adaptive journey control, involuntary puncture braking and Blind-spot Monitoring.
The 2019 Ram 1500 went on sale progressing this year and has a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $31,695 and $1,645 end fee.
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker formed in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles underneath a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as good as a SRT opening designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo tools and accessories. FCA US is building on a ancestral foundations of Chrysler Corp., determined in 1925 by attention idealist Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).

FCA is an general automotive organisation listed on a New York Stock Exchange underneath a pitch “FCAU” and on a Mercato Telematico Azionario underneath a pitch “FCA.”

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