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Dodge Brand Takes to the Road with National 'Dodge Power Rallye Tour'

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Full-line Dodge product showcase features test drives and interactive consumer experiences at more than 50 'Dodge Power Rallye Tour' event locations across America
  • Touring vehicles include the 2014 Dodge Charger, Challenger, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey as well as Charger SRT and Challenger SRT
  • 'Dodge Power Rallye Tour' kicks off this weekend with March 22 Irvine, Calif., ninth annual Spring Festival Tour of LX vehicles the first major stop

With spring just around the corner, it's time to hit the road, and that's exactly what the Dodge brand is doing with a nationwide "Dodge Power Rallye Tour" kicking off this weekend in southern California, including a March 22 stop at the ninth annual Spring Festival of LX vehicles in Irvine, Calif.

Dodge is showcasing its full lineup of 2014 vehicles – Charger, Challenger, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey – as well as special edition vehicles and the Dodge Charger SRT and Dodge Challenger SRT, at more than 50 event locations across the country. Most "Dodge Power Rallye" events will feature test drives and all will include vehicle displays, interactive games where consumers can win prizes and an opportunity to enter the 2014 Chrysler Group National Giveaway for a chance to win $45,000 toward the purchase of any eligible Chrysler Group vehicle.

"Dodge, recognized by Fast Company(1) as one of the 'World's 50 Most Innovative Companies,' is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "What better way for consumers to experience firsthand the best-in-class features, performance, fuel economy, and technology of our 2014 Dodge lineup, than to bring the vehicles right to them."

The "Dodge Power Rallye Tour" will crisscross the country from now through mid-September, stopping at significant events and locations, such as car club gatherings, cruise nights, outdoor concerts and festivals, state fairs, shopping centers and trendy neighborhood locations. Examples include Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender (4/17-19), Taste of Omaha (5/30-31), the Cars at Carlisle show in Carlisle, Penn., (7/1-13), Ohio State Fair (7/23-24), Michigan's Woodward Dream Cruise (8/16) and the 10th Annual Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival (8/21), as well as select Motley Crue concert tour dates. (Dodge is presenting sponsor of Motley Crue's "Final Tour.")

The test drives will also feature special edition vehicles, such as the Dodge Charger R/T 100th anniversary model, Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker, Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 30th anniversary edition and Dodge Journey Crossroad.

Some events will include a Dodge 100th Heritage Wall chronicling a century of brand innovations, a technology tent, special edition Dodge vehicles and a Dragster Thrill Ride, allowing consumers to experience high-performance acceleration in a specially modified factory-built 2014 Challenger R/T outfitted with a Mopar Scat Pack 3 performance kit, giving enthusiasts the ride of their lives. The specially modified vehicle provides the perfect example of what the avid weekend warrior can do with their Dodge Challenger using factory-backed, hassle-free Mopar performance parts.

About Dodge Brand
The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year with a keen eye focused on the future and a desire to create vehicles customers to wait to drive and are proud to park in their driveways. With 100 years of history, Dodge is building on the technological advancements of 30s 40s, design evolution of 50s, the racing heritage of 60s, the horsepower of 70s, the efficiency of 80s and unbelievable styling of 90s as it paves the road to its future. New for 2014, the Dodge Durango "is kind of a big deal," with a new eight-speed transmission that delivers up to 25 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, a new 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment center and best-in-class power, towing, and driving range, in addition to its class-exclusive technology. The new Durango joins a stable that includes the new 2014 Dodge Dart with its breakthrough 2.4-liter 184-horsepower Tigershark engine, and the celebrated 2014 Dodge Avenger. Both earned 2014 Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Completing the 2014 Dodge lineup are the Challenger, Charger, Journey and 30th Anniversary Grand Caravan. The Dodge lineup features five vehicles with best-in-class power, seven vehicles that deliver 25 mpg or higher, three vehicles that deliver 31 mpg or higher and three vehicles that offer seating for seven.

(1)The Dodge brand has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the "World's 50 Most Innovative Companies" in the magazine's Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2014) and online at www.fastcompany.com/MIC

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

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