AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- The Hispanic Motor Press Awards recognize the most outstanding all-new vehicles in the United States to go on sale in the 12 months preceding the award
- Overall design, comfort, safety, economy, handling, performance, functionality, environmental requirements, driver satisfaction and value are the criteria used by the judges to decide the award
- The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan delivers an elegant exterior design, a thoughtful, beautifully crafted interior, fuel economy of up to 36 miles per gallon and an exceptional driving experience, all for a starting price of $21,700 excluding destination
- The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever with its 707 horsepower supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine and a National Hot Rod Association-certified ¼-mile elapsed time of 11.2 seconds at 125 miles per hour (mph) with stock Pirelli tires
The Hispanic Motor Press Awards named two Chrysler Group vehicles the best of their segments. The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 was named the "Best Sedan" and the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was named the "Best Sportscar."
The only independent awards searching for the best car values for the Hispanic family, the Hispanic Motor Press Awards seek to find the single motorcar in each category that are the best values in the market for Hispanic families. All facets of the vehicles are evaluated by a team of judges including: design, comfort, safety, economy, handling, performance, functionality, environmental requirements, driver satisfaction and value.
Eligible vehicles considered for the awards must be all-new models and available to consumers in all 50 states.
"Although there were many good entries in the sedan category, the new Chrysler 200 was the favorite among the judges. The clean lines of the exterior and well thought out interior are attractive and effective. The large and easy to use infotainment system we found better than the rest. Overall this car offers a well-rounded package that will suit the Hispanic family," commented the jury director, Ricardo Rodriguez-Long.
The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 is where exquisite style meets exceptional performance. The Chrysler 200 leapfrogs expectations for a mid-size car with an elegant exterior design, a thoughtful, beautifully crafted interior and an exceptional driving experience complements of a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission and an all-new chassis. With highway fuel economy of 36 miles per gallon; the most available safety and security features in the segment with 60; an available, best-in-class all-wheel drive system; easy-to-use, state-of-the-art technology and a starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just $21,700, the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 is a car that customers will be proud to own, at a price they will appreciate. The 2015 Chrysler 200 is designed, engineered and built with pride in Michigan.
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been redesigned and totally re-engineered to be the most true-to-form muscle coupe on the market with performance-enhancing technologies inside and out, including the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual and an all-new interior inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger.The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the fastest muscle car ever with a National Hot Rod Association-certified ¼-mile elapsed time of 11.2 seconds at 125 miles per hour (mph) with stock Pirelli P275/40ZR20 P Zero tires. With drag radials, the ¼-mile run dropped to just 10.8 seconds at 126 mph. The fastest muscle car ever is also the most powerful muscle car ever, thanks to the Challenger SRT's HEMI Hellcat, which delivers an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. The 6.2-liter V-8 is also the first factory-built supercharged HEMI. Equipped with Chrysler Group's segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the new Challenger SRT Hellcat has earned a highway fuel-economy rating of 22 miles per gallon (mpg) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Not to be outdone, the Challenger SRT Hellcat earns an EPA highway rating of 21 mpg when equipped with the new-for-2015 six-speed manual transmission. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a starting U.S. MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) of $59,995 (excluding $995 destination, includes $2,100 gas-guzzler tax; $1,700 gas-guzzler tax on models with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic).
About Chrysler Brand
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology all at an extraordinary value since the company was founded in 1926. Whether it is the groundbreaking, bold design of the Chrysler 300, the simple elegance and extraordinary driving experience of the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 or the family-room-on-wheels functionality of the Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler brand vehicles reward the passion, creativity and sense of accomplishment of its owners. Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated thoughtful features into all of its products, such as the innovative center console with pass through storage and sliding cup holders in the 2015 Chrysler 200, the industry-exclusive Stow 'n Go® seating and storage system on the Chrysler Town & Country and the fuel-saving Fuel Saver Technology in the Chrysler 300. The Chrysler brand's succession of innovative product introductions continues to solidify the brand's standing as the leader in design, engineering and value. The premium for the Chrysler brand is in the product, not the price.
The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year as America's mainstream performance brand, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every single model it offers. The consolidated Dodge and SRT brands will offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge will be the "mainstream performance" brand. SRT will be positioned as the "ultimate performance" halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice. From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2015 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2015 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the 2015 Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the new Crossroad model, and Dodge Viper.
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