Dodge Cars for Sale in Ghana
Dodge is the performance cars division of Chrysler Group LLC. It was first launched in 1900 as an auto parts producer, while it created its first automobile in 1914. Earlier this year, the brand celebrated its 100th anniversary and introduced a new marketing slogan, Born Dodge. In 2011, Dodge split into three different divisions i.e. Dodge, Ram and SRT. However, SRT was re-encompassed into Dodge in 2014. Currently, the automaker is offering a very narrow product range with only seven vehicles on the line. These vehicles are targeting different niches in the market, based on their performance and body configuration. Tanink Ghana Limited is presently offering three Dodge cars for sale in Ghana.
Performance and Specifications of Dodge
As being a Division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge acquires most of the technologies from its parent company. In its latest models, Dodge uses Chrysler Pentastar V6, Chrysler HEMI V8, Chrysler Magnum V6 – V8 and Chrysler PowerTech V6 – V8 engines. The most significant technology invented by Dodge is Viper V10 engine that drives the Dodge Viper sports coupe.
Apart from the engines, Dodge also uses the transmission systems produced by Chrysler Corporation and other manufacturers. These systems include Ultradrive four-speed automatic, Mercedes-Benz 5G-Tronic, ZF eight-speed longitudinal automatic, Tremec six-speed manual, TorqueFlite four-speed automatic and Chrysler RFE automatic transmission.
In 1989, Dodge organized its best engineers and created a group named Viper Team, who was assigned a job to design and develop a next generation racing production car. The team achieved its task in just two years. Subsequently, the Viper Team collaborated with Team Prowler to form a separate high-performance division of Chrysler Group. This Division is called Street & Racing Technology (SRT), and is still functional.
Popular Dodge Models in Ghana
Dodge is currently offering only three of its cars in the Ghanaian markets, which include Dodge Charger, RAM 1500 and Dodge Durango. Besides, other Dodge vehicles are also available in the region, but in used condition only. The most prevalent Dodge models in Ghana are:
- Dodge Caliber – The Caliber is a compact hatchback produced from 2007 to 2012. It was then replaced by the all-new Dodge Dart. Even though Dodge Caliber was produced for a very short time; it is still the most sold Dodge car in Ghana.
- Dodge Charger – The Charger is a premium large sedan which was launched in 1966. Although its production was suspended a couple of times in the past, it is still active and performing well. The company is currently producing seventh generation of this vehicle, which is offered here in four different trims namely SE, SXT, R/T and R/T Road & Track.
- Dodge Avenger – The Avenger was offered between 1995 and 2000 as a two door-coupe. It was then put on hold and was re-introduced in 2007 as a midsize sedan. However last year, the company ceased the production of this car once again.
- Dodge Dakota – The Dakota is a midsize pickup truck produced and sold between 1987 and 2011. Although manufactured by the RAM Division of Chrysler, it was throughout marketed by Dodge. Until 2011, the company produced only three generations of Dodge Dakota.
There are as well favorite models like Avenger, Durango, Magnum and Nitro that are purchased and imported into the counrty.
Availability of Dodge Vehicles in Ghana
In December 2013, Tanink Ghana Limited signed the dealership agreement with Chrysler Group LLC to sell its vehicles in Ghana. Since then, Tanink is providing Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in Ghana. Moreover, a subsidiary of Tanink Group offers Dodge spare parts for all the models that are being distributed in the country. On a much wider scale are also regular local dealers that sell used Dodge vehicles that are bought from abroad and sold in good condition. Majority of such offers can be found in areas and places like;
SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R Racing Program
Apart from just manufacturing cars, Dodge has also been involved in track racing. The most recent achievement of the SRT Motorsports is the first ever GT Le Mans title at the United Motorsports Championship, driving the Dodge Viper GTS-R. However, just a few days after that, Chrysler Group ended the racing program for certain reasons.