Is the Dodge Viper Coming Back?

Dodge Viper

In 2017, we all shed tears when the final round of production wrapped up on the world’s last Dodge Viper. But, less than a year later (in fact, some cheeks may not yet have had the chance to dry) there are rumors that the Dodge Viper coming back.

Although the FCA hasn’t released any official announcement, current rumors indicate that the Viper will reappear. The new Viper will have a long hood, continue to utilize independent front and rear suspensions, and will transition from the traditional V-10 to a V-8. Car and Driver reports that the available Viper models will offer various performance levels, with horsepower ranging from 550 to 700.

The first Dodge Viper hit the American streets 1991 with an aluminum alloy V-10 engine designed by Lamborghini, then a subsidiary of the Chrysler Corporation. This first model was a pure miracle of performance — or, an intelligently-designed work of performance perfection. Down to the smallest detail, from the absence of air conditioning to the removal of exterior door handles, the 1991 Viper was created for one thing and one thing only: performance.

We’re excited for the legendary comeback of the Dodge Viper imminent if rumors prove true. Until then, we’re keeping our fingers crossed here at Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram that the 2021 model won’t forget its impressive roots.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Named Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid features an efficient powertrain that can help you save on fuel costs. This popular minivan recently earned recognition from the Northwest Automotive Press Association, as this year’s Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year.

The efficient Pacifica Hybrid beat out 18 other eco-friendly vehicles to secure this title. Its competitors included full hybrids, battery-electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrids. None of them could keep up with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.

Journalists cited the minivan’s value and high efficiency as two reasons for its winning of the significant award. Other deciding factors included a spacious interior with plenty of passenger and cargo space. The model’s easy-to-use amenities and 115 innovations in the minivan segment established it as the winner of this reputable accolade.

“What’s particularly remarkable is that you can achieve this fuel economy while also carrying a family of seven in the front and a suitcase for everyone in the back. This, along with a notable amount of standard equipment, makes the Pacifica Hybrid a truly family-friendly vehicle,” said Sarah Shelton, drive revolution chair at U.S. News & World Report.

In addition to winning Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid also won the Northwest Family-Sized Plug-in Hybrid title for the second year in a row.

Celebrate the Pacifica Hybrid’s latest accolades by stopping by Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram to test-drive one for yourself.