Chrysler sales still on fire

Times are good for Chrysler, which provides some good economic news for the administration on a day that the lame job numbers came out.

Chrysler sales jumped 30% in May, which extend an incredible steak of 12 consecutive months where the company has exceed 20& year-over-year sales growth. This is excellent news for the company and for anyone who defended the auto bailout.

And things might get even better for Chrysler soon:

And it comes as Chrysler prepares later this month to roll out its key new car introduction for the year, the Fiat-based Dodge Dart, above, that it aims to get the company back into the small-car game. Dart is an enlarged, Americanized version of Fiat’s sporty Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

All the company’s brands — Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat — posted year-over-year gains in May. Fiat was up most, 128% to a record month as the tiny 500 finally gains some traction.

But the Chrysler brand was heroic — up 81%, as the 200 sedan zoomed 87% and the big 300 rocketed 140% for its best May since 2007.

If the Dart is a hit, then Sergio Marchionne and his team can really celebrate.

Check out the entire article for news on the other automakers.

  

SRT Viper Breaks Cover

With all the debuts at the New York Auto Show, the new SRT Viper was the one everyone was looking forward to. Right away you notice the newly refined exterior, which is still raw, but harkens back more to the original Viper. But no one was worried about how it would look, but what would be powering it.

Recent federal safety mandates, emission controls, and general market pansiness threatened to strip the Viper of its fangs (warning: more tortured snake puns ahead). However, even with traction control and all the other necessities, the Viper still looks like it will be a ludicrous drive. How ludicrous? About 650hp worth from a V-10 motor. Yup, the Viper is back.

Plus, their going back to racing too. Welcome back Viper, it’s been too long.

  

2012 Dodge Charger SXT Plus Review on Bullz-Eye

Bullz-Eye.com reviewed the 2012 Dodge Charger SXT Plus recently. Check out what they had to say about this ride from inside and out!

There are times when a car can really get you excited when you’re behind the wheel, and when you’re testing numerous vehicles, that doesn’t always happen. I can tell you that I was just as excited to drive the 2012 Dodge Charger SXT Plus the last day of my test week as much as the first, and that is why folks buy certain cars and keep them for years.
Exterior

Dodge already had a solid product on their hands with the Dodge Charger, but after a refresh on the exterior of the 2012 Charger, this car is flat out gorgeous! Our test model was very confident with 20-inch aluminum chrome clad wheels, redline three-coat pearl exterior paint, smartbeam headlamps, power moonroof and a sleek rear body color spoiler. The looksof the 2012 Dodge Charger SXT Plus is striking, and it stands out from the other sport sedans on the road.
Interior

Dodge did a fantastic job combining sport with luxury in the interior of the 2012 Dodge Charger SXT Plus and we were amazed at just how far Dodge has come in fit, finish and design of their interiors. The options were limitless with steering wheel paddle shifters, 8-way power driver’s seat, heated sport tan nappa leather bucket seats, driver/passenger power 4-way lumbar adjust, heated second row seats, heated cooled front console cup holders, rain sensitive windshield wipers, navigation system, satellite radio, and 9 amplified speakers with subwoofer with 506 watt amplifier. There is more room than one could ask for with a huge trunk as well. For me, the interior is a throwback to days gone by with all the technological touches one needs.

Check out the full review. The new Charger is getting plenty of good buzz, even if the purists still hate it because it has four doors. Those guys will shop for a 1969 Dodge Charger for sale, but more importantly new buyers will likely focus on the new design as opposed to the history.

  

2012 Dodge Charger SXT Gallery

Bullz-Eye is test driving a 2012 Dodge Charger SXT with a striking redline paint job! This redesigned classic has been refined and will garner looks from the city to the country roads. Keep an eye out for our full review in the coming weeks!

Check out the full gallery!

  

2013 SRT Viper Teased

When we added the Viper to our “20 Cars for 2012 List” piece, not much was known about the car. Not much needed to be known. It’s a Viper; that alone is worthy of anticipation. However, to satiate our need for a bit more information, Chrysler has given us a teaser image of the new snake’s face.

As you can tell, not much can be gleaned from this picture either. But, we do know that behind those glaring headlights will, probably, lie a larger V-10 engine. We also know that this Viper will be under the “SRT” brand, not Dodge. Finally, the Viper will have traction control for the first time ever, as mandated by federal law. Traction control aside, the Viper will probably keep its fangs and be just as raw a driving experience as ever. Expect more information and tortured snake puns as the Viper comes closer to being revealed.

  

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