One of the great things about the automotive industry is that we can expect improvements to our favorite vehicles almost every year. Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram are taking 2018 by storm with their upgrades of fan-favorite vehicles and some new additions to their lineups. Here’s what’s new for these brands in 2018.
For 2018, Chrysler has consolidated its lineup to provide drivers with what many Chrysler fans already enjoy about the brand. While Chrysler isn’t releasing anything earth-shattering this year, they are providing updates for the Pacifica and the 300 models.
Those in need of a minivan will be happy to hear that the Pacifica’s new L trim level will be available for a lower price, and if you’ve always felt that the Pacifica was a bit too bright and you need some edge to your van, then you’ll be happy to hear that you can now upgrade a Pacifica with the S appearance package, which blacks out the Pacifica’s exterior and interior trim.
The Pacifica Hybrid also makes a return to the lineup. This plug-in hybrid minivan has an all-electric range of 33 miles, and many buyers will likely qualify for government incentives that put money back in the driver’s pocket.
Chrysler’s full-size luxury sedan, the 300, will also be part of the 2018 lineup. Its trim levels are being renamed to the Touring, Touring L, 300 S, Limited, and 300C. For anyone wanting to add another dash of luxury to the vehicle, there is also a new mocha leather interior option.
This year, Dodge is bringing it all to the table. After all, this is the year of the Demon. We’ve been looking forward to this beefed-up Challenger for a while, but now we can all get our hands on it. This barely street-legal beast comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 808 horsepower.
If you don’t feel like trying to rein in the power of the Demon, Dodge still has plenty more to offer in 2018. The standard Challenger, for example, now has a standard rear-view camera and a new wide-body kit for the Challenger SRT Hellcat enhances the appearance and grip of the vehicle.
Fans of the Dodge Durango will be happy to find a host of upgrades, including a 6.8-liter V-8 with track-tuned suspension on the SRT trim level, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto coming standard on all trim levels.
Ram may be working hard at redesigning the flagship 1500 truck for the 2019 production year, but that doesn’t mean their lineup isn’t complete with upgrades. The 2018 Ram 1500 now comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both of which are accessible through an 8.4-inch touch screen. Rear-view cameras also come standard on all models.
The 2018 Ram 2500 sees similar upgrades to the 1500. Both the 2500 and the 1500 now have available Limited Tungsten trim packages and the 1500 welcomes a Laramie Longhorn Southfork trim that will bring out the rancher in anybody.
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