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Ram Night Edition Brings Black Back


Blackout Starts With Sport Edition

Black is the new black in the auto industry, with different automakers offering “stealth” versions of pickups and muscle cars. When looking for your midnight cruiser to silently travel the streets of your city, don’t forget about Dodge. The new Dodge Ram Night Edition dresses up a Sport trim level pickup with a glossy black grille, 20-inch black aluminum wheels, black badging and a black performance hood. You can get the new Ram Night Edition in any cab configuration, making it a good choice for a work truck during the day and play truck at night. You can actually get the black trim package in different colors, but if you really want to go unnoticed in the night, make sure you get the Brilliant Black Crystal paint job. Check in with Chapman Dodge to see about getting a look at the new Ram Night Edition.

Choose Your Power Package

The Ram Night Edition comes standard with the popular 3.6L V6 Pentastar engine that is used widely across the Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler vehicle lineup. This powerful motor puts out 305 horsepower while still producing 25 mpg on the highway. If you want more power, opt for the 5.7L HEMI V8 that generates 395 horses and 410 pound-feet of torque. The HEMI engine also has fuel-saver technology that shuts down cylinders when you’re cruising on the highway. It’s rated at 22 mpg on the highway. “Much like our incredibly successful Ram Rebel, the Ram 1500 Night fills the growing customer demand for factory-custom trucks,” according to the Ram Brand boss, Mike Manley. “Truck enthusiasts want vehicles that define their personality and style. The new Ram Night package builds upon the Ram Sport – one of the best looking trucks on the road – and adds black-out details that customer truck enthusiasts revere.”

Ram Provides Eight Different Trim Packages

From the basic Tradesman pickup that fills the needs of many people to the top-of-the line Limited with all the bells and whistles, Dodge Ram Trucks have a trim package for everyone. Now is the time to head to Chapman Dodge and take advantage of huge savings on 2016 models as they need to clear room for the new model year. You can get up to 20 percent off the MSRP of select Ram trucks, which averages almost $12,000 in savings. Remember that Ram is the only half-ton truck line that offers a diesel engine as an option.


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Dream Cruise Unveils Upgraded Nameplates

Dodge took the opportunity to excite a large throng of Mopar fans coming to the annual Woodward Dream Cruise by revealing its latest two muscle car brands. The 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona add to the company’s already impressive sports lineup. The coupe and sedan pump up the horsepower the historic V8 HEMI delivers by using new exhaust and induction technology. The chassis and suspension have also been improved to provide impressive handling and braking. “More than 1.5 million enthusiasts are expected to come to Woodward to celebrate classic muscle cars this week, so it’s a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona with new special editions,” said Dodge passenger car chief Tim Kuniskis. “We’ll continue to celebrate the brand’s muscle car performance with another special-edition announcement later this fall.” Check in often with Chapman Dodge to see when the new Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona will be available for a test drive.

Challenger Pays Homage to 1970 Limited Edition

Only 2,399 Dodge Challenger T/A models were built in 1970, intended to be used in a Trans Am racing series. The new T/A starts with the Challenger R/T model then starts adding equipment to boost the performance. Along with a modified hood scoop to feed the engine with cold air, the new T/A has a high performance exhaust system, wide Mopar wheels, a lowered suspension, Bilstein shocks and the ability to select from three different electronic stability control calibrations. The T/A comes with a 6-speed manual, but an 8-speed automatic transmission is also an option. Fuel saver technology cuts the cylinder usage in half when you’re out cruising at highway speeds. The Challenger T/A also has a “Plus” model that offers a more refined interior with leather seats, upgraded sound system and much more.

Daytona Delivers for People Who Need 4 Doors

The Dodge Charger Daytona is named after the 1969 model, which was limited to a little more than 500 units to be used on the NASCAR circuit. Like the Challenger, it builds off the R/T model with upgraded intake and exhaust, a performance suspension and electronic stability features to help keep it under control. The Daytona engine controller limits the top speed to 150 mph. Both the Challenger and Charger utilize Dodge’s proven High Impact Paint to provide a special flair you won’t find in any other automaker. Stop by Chapman Dodge when these two models arrive to see colors such as Green Go, Yellow Jacket, Go Mango and TorRed.

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SXT Blacktop Edition Efficient and Fun
Although the Dodge Charger SXT Blacktop engine doesn’t offer enormous horsepower, the four-door sedan with the muscle car heritage still provides a sexy option for people who need a family car but aren’t quite ready for the minivan route. Car and Driver magazine says the SXT Blacktop has “top-notch” handling “with excellent grip in sharp, quick corners and stiff steering.” Sounds like the perfect car for the weekday commute with a few wild weekends thrown in. Powered by the workhorse Pentastar V6 engine that is widely used across the Chrysler product line, the SXT Blacktop delivers 300 horses. It takes just 6.4 seconds to make the run from 0 to 60 mph and whizzes through the quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds. While those aren’t numbers to make its Hellcat brother recoil in fear, they’re certainly respectable for a family sedan. Drive the SXT Blacktop edition today at your Scottsdale Dodge dealer, Chapman Dodge.
Interior Design has Comfort in Mind
With thick, comfortable seats that have bolster to hold you in place, the Dodge Charger SXT Blacktop edition is designed both for long trips and keeping everyone secure as you race around corners. Plenty of sound insulation keeps the road noise on the outside so you can have a conversation or use the powerful stereo system to listen to your tunes. Steering wheel controls let you change channels or use the hands-free communication system for text messaging and phone calls so you can keep your eyes on the road. The SXT Blacktop edition comes in a variety of colors such as the stunning Blue Pearl or Red Tor. Large 20-inch black rims, a satin black spoiler and interior accents set this Charger apart from other models.
Bad Muscle Car Set Tone for Style
With its crisply chiseled body sculpture, aggressive hood scoop and overall nasty-looking disposition, the new Charger hearkens back to the original muscle car days of the late 1960s. As one of the most popular collector cars, the early Charger was a bad machine noted for trouncing opponents both on the street and track. There have been some modifications, of course, including the LED racetrack tail lamp that waves goodbye to all those you vanquish.
Wide Charger Lineup Gives You Plenty of Choice
Whether you just want the look of the Charger without all the power, or feel you need to tame the 707-horsepower Hellcat, the Dodge Charger has plenty of options and price points. The base SE starts at just $27,995. You start to move up the power ladder with the 370 horsepower R/T and then continue climbing with the R/T Scat Pack, which produces 485 horses. Only the supercharged Hellcat offers more power. View the entire Charger lineup today by taking a trip to Chapman Dodge.

2018 Wrangler Pickup Spied on Open Road


Popularity of Iconic Jeep Spurs Brand Extension

Although Jeep pickup trucks have come and gone, the 2018 Wrangler pickup appears to be a real thing, thanks to spies for “Car and Driver” magazine. The heavily camouflaged four-door pickup has been spotted out on the open road. Based on the four-door Wrangler Unlimited, the new pickup will be on a new steel and aluminum frame that will also support the Jeep Wrangler for the 2018 model year. Expect the 3.6L Pentastar V-6, the standard engine in the Wrangler today to power the pickup as well, but there is talk of a 2.0L turbocharged four-banger as an option for both the pickup and the Wrangler. Expect the new Jeep pickup to start rolling onto the lot at Chapman Jeep in the fall of 2017.

Jeep Pickups Date Back to 1947

Just as the vehicle that became the Wrangler made its debut in World War II, the Jeep pickup was not far behind. Jeep offered a pickup of some version from 1947 all the way up to 1992. Some theorize that Chrysler, after taking control of the Jeep brand, didn’t want a small pickup competing with the Dakota, while others blamed a lack of sales. For whatever reason they disappeared, the strong mid-size truck market and the clamor of Jeep aficionados is bringing the pickup back. It will enter a field already full of competition with the Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Chevy/GMC Colorado/Canyon and the new Honda Ridgeline. There are also strong rumors about Ford bringing back a new version of the Ranger.

Cool FC Truck Perfect for Farming

After WWII, the vehicle that preceded the Jeep Wrangler first became popular with farmers for its utilitarian design and ability to go where others dare not tread. When Jeep introduced the snub-nose FC truck in 1957, it combined all that ability with a look that remains a popular collector’s item. The FC also had numerous power takeoff ports where farmers could attach mowers, balers and other farm equipment. Jeep recently created an FC concept vehicle, which had those anticipating a return of the pickup in a state of frenzy. Sadly for them, the FC was just a one-off nostalgic remembrance of days gone by.

J-Series Still on Road Today

The longest running Jeep pickup was the J-series, which had the front end of an old Wagoneer or Cherokee attached to the bed of a pickup. It was launched in 1963 and continued production through 1987. Originally called the Gladiator, the company renamed it with their alphabet philosophy in the 1970s. Expect supplies of the new Jeep pickup to be limited, so stay in touch with Chapman Jeep to see how you can be one of the first to drive one home.


Sturdy Four-Wheeler Package Named After Iconic Path

Four-wheel enthusiasts have either already tackled the Rubicon Trail or have it on their bucket list of things to accomplish. Although the trail is only 22 miles long, it includes some of the toughest terrain in the country. What started as a trade route to deal with Native Americans has evolved from a stagecoach trail into one of the most cherished off-road journeys in the United States. Ever since the first vehicle attempted to navigate the trail in 1908, it has been a magnet for off-road cars and drivers to test the latest technology and their own intestinal fortitude. The Rubicon edition of the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited is set up with special equipment to help make crossing the Rubicon more than just a fool’s journey. See the special Rubicon package for yourself at Chapman Jeep.

Rubicon Built for Any Trail

You don’t need to drive up to Lake Tahoe and jump on the Rubicon Trail to enjoy the off-road features of the Wrangler Rubicon. Just head out to the desert and explore to take advantage of the electronic sway bar disconnect, Rock-Trac 4×4 system and Tru-Lok locking differentials. The difference between a stock four-wheel drive system and a properly-equipped Rubicon model is as startling as coming over a rise to see a spectacular canyon. The ability of the Rubicon Wrangler to articulate, send traction to the proper wheel and crawl up or down some of nature’s nastiest paths is what sets it apart from other four-wheel wannabes.

No One Said You Had to Be Uncomfortable

While some rock crawlers you see out in the wild look like something from a “Mad Max” movie, the new Rubicon Wrangler offers enough creature comforts to make your day trip as smooth as it is exciting. The Jeep Wrangler interior is laid out to earn the honor of being the most comfortable interior in its class. There’s plenty of sound proofing and padding to keep the harsh outback noises, dust and vibration out of the cabin. Add the heated, leather trimmed front seats, lighted cup holders, LED map lights and a killer sound system and you can enjoy your excursion while still sitting in the lap of luxury.

Summer is the Time to Take on Rubicon

Now is the best time of the year to take on the Rubicon trail. If you’ve never been before, your best bet is to go with either an experienced friend or join a four-wheel club that’s planning a trip. Jeepers Jamboree is a group that plans two outings a year. One is coming up the end of July, while the actual Jeep Jamboree is scheduled for early August. Both are family fun events that offer plenty of support for new drivers. The first step is getting your hands on a new Rubicon Wrangler, which you can do today with a trip to Chapman Jeep.