Dodge: One of the World's Most Iconic Brands Comes to Lower Mainland, BC
Dodge has been in business for more than a century. Over its history, it has become one of the most iconic auto brands in the world. It now makes performance cars, sedans, SUVs, minivans, and trucks under its own title and using different nameplates, such as Ram.
A Century of Dodge: From Detroit to Lower Mainland, BC
Though it is now a member of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the company began as a parts manufacturer in Detroit, Michigan. The Dodge brothers, Horace and John, switched from creating components for Ford to building full vehicles in 1914. Their original factory operated until 1980. Unfortunately, the pair didn’t get to enjoy their success. Both succumbed to illness in 1920. The business survived their passing and began a long association with Chrysler in 1928.
Famous Dodge Models Lower Mainland, BC Drivers Will Recognize
Dodge produced many popular autos, including the Charger, Dart, Daytona, Ram, and Viper.
However, the brand might be best known, at least in North America, for producing the minivan. The Caravan and Grand Caravan, first launched during the 1984 model year, are among the world’s most sought-after family vehicles. Even today, almost four decades after the first seven and eight-seaters rolled out of the factory, Dodge remains at the top of this niche.
What Can Lower Mainland, BC Drivers Find at Dodge Dealerships Today?
Dodge became part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2014.
This association has allowed the carmaker to focus on what it does best. The time-tested minivans, HEMI-powered performance cars, and trucks that have always been a part of the Dodge stable are now its primary focus.
This minivan, which first hit the road in 1983, has been one of the most popular choices for families for almost four decades. The current generation has an array of safety and seating options, including a Stow-and-Go design that allows for 81 different interior layouts.
In addition to airbags and child-seat safety features, today's Dodge Grand Caravans have tech tools like blind-spot monitoring to aid with accident avoidance.
The Dodge Charger went into production in 1966, with the current incarnation hitting the road in 2005.
The Charger highlights Dodge's engine options. You can choose a Pentastar 3.6L V6 that gets 7.8 L/100 km or more muscular variations, such as a 5.7L HEMI V8 and a 6.4L SRT V8.
Dodge drivers get exceptional data access, including acceleration times, gauges, and even G-force measurements. This information streams on an 8.4-inch touchscreen that you can also use to control traction and other settings.
The Challenger is a sports car that came back to life in the 2000s after first getting produced in the 1960s. The current incarnation, which first rolled off the line in 2008, rivals muscle cars like the Ford Mustang.
The Challenger is certainly a classic, but, like many Dodges, it also offers convenience. It is the only car in its class with seating for five, and features like the 10-way adjustable driver's seat show that the vehicle was designed with comfort in mind. At the same time, tools like an electronic shifter make this car feel like it is ready for the track.
The Durango is Dodge’s SUV. This midsize utility vehicle first hit the road in 1998.
This auto provides a glimpse into Dodge's towing prowess. Its trucks are class leaders when it comes to hauling, and the Durango can pull 2,812 kg with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 and 3,265 kg with a 5.7L HEMI V8.
At the same time, a Durango with a Pentastar V6 gets up to 9.6 L/100 km on the highway.
What Dodge Does for Current Owners in Lower Mainland, BC
One of the main advantages of purchasing a Dodge is the wealth of components and certified service people that are available to owners of the brand’s vehicles. Quality dealerships like ours will have manufacturer's and approved third-party parts to meet any repair and maintenance needs and the accredited technicians to install them.
What Can Lower Mainland, BC Drivers Expect in the Future?
Dodge's time-tested vehicles will certainly be rolling out of factories for years to come. Though classics like the minivan and pickup will always be a part of this century-old automaker's offerings, new developments like eTorque hybrid show that it will not shy away from innovation and growth.
See the Latest Dodge Vehicles at Our Lower Mainland, BC Dealership
Keep an eye on the new arrivals our Lower Mainland, BC dealership to see the latest offerings from this iconic automaker, and don't hesitate to contact us for further information.