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New Dodge Challenger and Charger on the Way, but End May Be Near for Viper

Dodge Performance Lineup

What does the future hold for the Dodge performance lineup? According to recent remarks by Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, the Challenger and Charger will live on in new or refreshed versions — but the Viper may not.

A few years back, the new Challenger and the Charger were expected to share a platform with Alfa Romeo performance cars, but it looks like that’s not part of the plan anymore. Instead, Marchionne indicated that, as part of Fiat Chrysler’s new five-year plan, the Challenger and Charger could ride on new versions of their current LX platform.

Autoblog says the new Challenger and Charger could arrive before 2022 with a refreshed take on the classic Hemi V8 engine under the hood — or even the rumored 7.0-liter Banshee.

Meanwhile, it looks like Dodge will be saying goodbye to the Viper. There’s a possibility it could someday show up sharing parts with Maserati, but for now, Marchionne said, a new model is “not in the plan.”

The upshot? Dodge’s performance lineup is likely to look quite a bit different within the next few years. Whatever the future holds, we’re looking forward to welcoming the new Challenger and Charger to the lot here at Sierra CDJR.

2018 Dodge Charger R/T Makes “Fastest Cars for the Money” List

2018 Dodge Charger R/T | Sierra CDJR | Ottawa, IL

Not Your Grandfather’s Car.

You wouldn’t usually expect a large sedan to compete among the fastest cars out there, but the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T is doing just that. It was just named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of Fastest Cars for the Money.

Backing up this honor is the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T’s impressive powertrain. It comes equipped with a standard 5.7-liter HEMI® engine that delivers 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that smoothly channels the Charger R/T’s power. Despite all this power, the Charger R/T can still achieve a respectable 25 mpg on the highway.*

Tons Of Options.

The 2018 Dodge Charger is available in 11 different trim levels. The Charger R/T sits comfortably in the middle of these trims, offering upscale comfort and advanced technology alongside its outstanding power and performance. The interior of the Charger R/T features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and a beautifully sweeping dashboard that displays all the information you need while driving. The Charger R/T also comes equipped with an advanced infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, allowing you to relax and enjoy your music as you conquer the roads.

Stop by Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today to learn more about the new 2018 Dodge Charger R/T!

*EPA estimated mpg with 3.6L engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, FWD. Actual mileage may vary.

Dodge SRT Teams Up With Bob Bondurant School of Performance Driving

Bob Bondurant School of Performance Driving

Dodge SRT and Bob Bondurant have announced a new partnership that should delight all of their customers.

Bob Bondurant, owner of the Bob Bondurant School of Performance Driving, will switch his entire fleet of nearly 100 vehicles to include mostly Dodge Challengers, Chargers, and Vipers. His customers will be able to enjoy the latest Hellcats and even the mind-boggling Viper ACR on the track with a trained professional.

Furthermore, anyone who buys or leases a new SRT model will get a free one-day course at Bob Bondurant’s school, including professional instruction on the track. In addition to the fun they’re guaranteed to have, it’ll also be a good way for new SRT owners to get to grips with just how capable their new car can be, before getting too loose out on the street!

So if you somehow needed more incentive to get your hands on an SRT model at Sierra Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, there you have it!

Strategic Vision Total Quality Index Recognizes FCA

Chrysler 300

When we buy almost anything, we are always pitting quantity against quality. Quantity is the amount of money we have to spend. But how do we measure quality? According to Strategic Vision, it is what they call the “total experience.” This includes problems that customers might have with the automobile.

But as Strategic Vision points out, “modern and efficient manufacturing” makes it so that if you base a measure of quality on the number of problems a vehicle has, these days you are still dealing with a huge number of vehicles. That’s why they also take into account “over 155 specific aspects of the customer’s experience.”

After over 46,000 customers’ scores were tallied, the highest corporate Total Quality score went to Fiat Chrysler America. Strategic Vision Senior VP Christopher Chaney said, “It’s hard to not be in admiration of the turn-around achieved by FCA (Chrysler) company employees.”

The Strategic Vision Total Quality Index is a respected measure in industry quality. The company describes itself as a “research-based consultancy.” They’ve been in the business for 35 years.

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month in Ottawa, IL

We have decorated our showroom for Great Outdoors Month.

This is what the Great Outdoors looks like indoors.

If a few of us are missing this June at Sierra Motors Chrysler, we’ll tell you why: it’s Great Outdoors Month! We get the longest days of the year in June and just love to spend them outside in the sun. To celebrate, we have even decorated the dealership with an outdoors theme, including stuffed bears and camping material, and will be auctioning them off to those of you who test drive a new vehicle at our store.

One of our favorite places to go during Great Outdoors Month in Ottawa, IL, is Buffalo Rock State Park. The Rock is located on a bluff that was once an island in the Illinois River and now stands proudly on the north bank, offering a beautiful, sweeping view of the water.

It’s a great area to go camping or picnicking. There are several existing campsites with fire rings accessible only by walk-in or bike-in and picnic areas shaded by mature oaks, hickory, and walnut trees, providing the perfect setting for a family outing or a romantic getaway.

That’s just one of the numerous outdoor areas where you can enjoy nature. How will you celebrate Great Outdoors Month?

FCA Foundation Donation Goes to United Way of Rock River Valley

After a wave of tornadoes devastated Boone, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, and Winnebego counties, the FCA Foundation has stepped up and donated $25,000 to the United Way of Rock River Valley.

Natural disasters that hit so close to home are never expected, and it’s heartwarming to have major companies like FCA pitch in to help out. The generous donation will go directly into the Northern Illinois Disaster Relief Fund in order to help families that were affected by the tornadoes by providing temporary house.

Dominic Ventral, Plant Manager of the Belvedere Assembly Plant in Boone County said, “We recognize that natural disasters can have overwhelming social and economic impact on both individuals and communities. We hope by joining forces with our friends and neighbors we can help families get back on their feet and into their homes quickly.”

If you want to help out the families affected so close to us, please visit to donate.

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