Dodge Muscle Cars: The Faster and the Furious

2014 Dodge Charger
Keep your eye out for the Dodge Charger in Furious 7!

For all you Fast and Furious fans out there, or if you’re just a lover of fast cars, you’ll most definitely be excited about what’s coming up next. New Dodge muscle cars will be showcased in the upcoming action-packed blockbuster, Furious 7!

The 2015 Dodge Charger, Challenger R/T, and armored Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will all have significant roles within the film. The Fast and Furious series is known for having the biggest, baddest cars in the game, and the new film holds nothing back.

In combination with the new film, FCA US has launched a world-wide advertising campaign that will feature all of the models as well. The new vehicles will be shown across the internet, in various music videos and other exclusive ads. The first TV ad that launched here in the states is called “Flash to the Future” and highlights the Dodge Challenger.

At Corwin Dodge, we’re excited to see all of the drool-worthy muscle cars in the upcoming movie, Furious 7, so make sure you get to a theater and check it out.

Lumina Foundation Selects Springfield for Grant

College students
With the Lumina Foundation’s help, more students in Springfield will have the tools to access higher education!

The Lumina Foundation selected 20 cities to join its 75 member network and Springfield was one of them. The foundation is a national network that helps communities to improve the number of high school graduates who go on to college and the workplace. Post-secondary skills and credentials, like degrees and special training certification, are just a few areas the Lumina Foundation has assisted in.

With the selection comes a $120,000 planning grant over the next two years. The grant will be used to help Springfield students complete their higher education goals. As they gain skills through higher education, they will be able to meet the needs of the workforce.

Initial goals include increasing the number of juniors and seniors who take the ACT, complete the FAFSA application, graduate from high school with college credits, and start college the same year that they graduate from high school. Goals at the college level include keeping students on track, increasing the number of students who graduate “on time”, and to recruit adults who left school to complete their degree.

“With 75 communities across the nation working to align the work of business, civic and education efforts in their local communities, greater coordination will occur, resulting in tangible benefits for students of all ages,” said Jamie Merisotis, Lumina’s president and CEO. “These students in turn will become graduates who form the backbone of the future economic, social and cultural success of those communities.”

At Corwin Dodge, we’re so thrilled about this development!

New Dodge Durango Rules the Full-Size SUV Segment

2015 Dodge Durango R/T interior
The R/T boasts impressive luxury and technology.

The Dodge Durango, in all of its forms, has been a significant player in the full-size SUV segment for a long time, but now—thanks to the 2015 Durango R/T model, it now can completely rule the market. The R/T features a 5.7L V8 HEMI engine, a 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. engine, huge power numbers that will push you forward on the highway, no matter what or who you’re hauling.

Of course, you can get that engine as an optional feature on the Limited and Citadel models as well, but the standard engine is a 3.6L V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Whether you’ve got a V6 or a V8, though, you’re assured of a beautiful full-size SUV with huge towing and hauling capacities.

There’s more than just an engine to this vehicle, though—it also features all kinds of technology. It’s got safety technology, infotainment systems, touchscreens; the works. Overall, the Durango is tough on the outside and soft and comfortable on the inside. You can fit the whole family in the backseat, where they can watch DVDs and settle in for a nice long road trip. To learn more about the Durango, come see us at Corwin Dodge today.

Dodge Super Bowl Commercial Named 2015 YouTube AdBlitz Poll Winner

2015 Dodge Challenger Shaker
Dodge is riding high after its win!

Advertising is important in the auto industry—especially during the Super Bowl. Earlier this year, the Dodge brand debuted a new, insightful Super Bowl commercial and it looks like it had a lasting impression. The Dodge “Wisdom” commercial was recently honored with the third place overall position in the 2015 YouTube AdBlitz, a prestigious competition that gives the public the ability to choose the best Super Bowl commercials each year.

“Being the only advertiser and automaker to consecutively place in one of the top three positions of the YouTube AdBlitz in each of the last five years is a remarkable achievement for our company,” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer for FCA Global. “The poll results are a significant benchmark in gauging the impact of our Super Bowl commercials and an incredible acknowledgement of our entire FCA creative team efforts.”

The Dodge brand’s “Wisdom” commercial has been raking in awards left and right. Along with the new title of 2015 YouTube AdBlitz Poll winner, the inspiring, quirky ad was also ranked sixth on the 2015 USA Today Ad Meter.

To view this top-notch commercial, check out FCA US’s YouTube page. For a glimpse at the Dodge spirit, which the commercial highlights so well, stop in to Corwin Dodge today!