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Mopar Plans High-Profile Presence at NAIAS

Parts division will share spotlight with new Dodge Dart.

by on Jan.02, 2012

Mopar will introduce the 590-horsepower Dodge Charger Redline at next week's Detroit Auto Show.

It’s going to be a big week for Chrysler when the auto show rolls into Detroit next week, the spotlight shining bright on the all-new Dodge Dart – the first product based on the new global platform the U.S. maker has developed with its Italian partner Fiat.

But there’ll be more big news coming out of the resurgent U.S. maker at the North American International Auto Show, the Mopar brand stepping out with two special show cars: the Chrysler 200 Super S, and the Dodge Charger Redline.

“The Super S is Mopar’s interpretation of the Chrysler 200,” explains Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand.

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It features such details as a large chin spoiler, satin chrome fog light surrounds and grille surround, a gloss black upper grille, new side sills, black chrome badges and gray or hyper black” 18-inch “S” alloy wheels.

From the rear, the Stage One kit adds a new trunk lid spoiler, satin chrome light bar and matte black lower diffuser.


First Drive: 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Thunder and lightning -- with a dash of elegance.

by on Jul.21, 2011

Chrysler takes the new 300 sedan up a performance peg with the launch of the 2012 300 SRT8.

Over the last couple of years, Chrysler has defied conventional wisdom and seemingly informed opinion by reviving its product line despite scarce resources.

The re-launch of its SRT performance line, marked by the debut of four revamped muscle cars represents the next step in creating an air of excitement around the company’s product line. And our first experience with the Chrysler 300 SRT8 certainly leaves an excellent impression both curbside and out on the highway.   (Click Here for more on the SRT story.)

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For starters, Chrysler designers have tweaked the car’s exterior and the changes have enhanced what was already a strong and popular design. The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 sits a half inch lower than non-SRT models – which only just went through their first complete redesign in seven years.  With such touches as new side sill cladding, the SRT8 edition gets a more aggressive and sporty appearance that’s accented by seven-spoke, 20-inch aluminum wheels.