2018 Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show
That was just a quick look at all there was to offer last weekend during the 2018 Ft Lauderdale International Auto Show (March 29-April 1). At the Broward County Convention Center, every year there’s a little shindig going on for all the big automakers to show off their goods. In the midst of it all, you may have seen us. University Dodge Ram set up a booth to show off our own high-demand vehicles. We had also partnered up with our sister dealership, Hollywood Chrysler Jeep, so there were plenty of vehicles for all kinds of drivers, and boy do people love climbing into the driver’s seat. Here’s a look at the Ram and Dodge models we displayed at the show.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Like we wouldn’t have this beauty on display at the Ft Lauderdale International Auto Show. For those that weren’t aware, when orders for the Dodge SRT Demon started, dealerships were allocated a certain number of Demons to sell based on the number of Hellcats they sold in the previous year. At University Dodge Ram, we sell plenty of high-performance vehicles, like Dodge SRT Hellcat models, so we got a significant allocation of the SRT Demon, considering only 3,000 units are being built!
On display was an all-black Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Black body paint, black leather upholstery, black dashboard and center console. The only bits off-setting the black is a red instrument cluster, the red brembo brakes, and of course the brake lights. The black Dodge Challenger SRT Demon had plenty of fingerprints on it by the end of the show because people couldn’t give it enough attention.
2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat was also shown off with an all-black color scheme. It was shiny and caught the public eye, plus with four doors, the Dodge Charger offers easier access to potential consumers and show patrons to check out all the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has to offer. Both Hellcat models are powered by the Supercharged 6.4L HEMI® SRT Hellcat V8 engine, able to generate up to 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. And remember, if looking to get a Hellcat on a budget, Dodge released the Scat Pack Dynamics Appearance Package last year, and recently announced a Hellcat Drag Pack for a boost of power.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT
Yes, the Dodge Durango SRT. We also got one of these babies on the lot and just had to show it off. We’ll admit, there is a theme here. The Dodge Durango SRT on display was also in all black, aside from the red brembo calipers and brake lights on the exterior. The interior cabin did get a stronger contrast to the black theme this time though, outfitted with red leather-trimmed seating with the “SRT” logo embroidered onto the front backs of the seats.
Standard on the Durango SRT® is a 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine, paired with an all-wheel drivetrain and eight-speed automatic transmission to demonstrate its true power and might. We’re still wondering if Dodge will also come out with a Dodge Durango Shaker trim after the attention the concept received during the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association show. Either way, Dodge doesn’t seem to mind sharing muscle-car power and looks with its popular SUV.
2018 Ram 2500
The Ram 2500 is also a well known working pickup truck at University Dodge Ram. Ram trucks are also known to get blacked-out appearance packages, along with the blacked-out Ram 1500 Rebel. So of course, we decided to show off the Ram 2500 Night, complete with a blacked out appearance package, for the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show. Of course, it’s not all black – there is a chrome front bumper, the brand model and name still displayed in chrome, along with the wheel spoke design also in chrome.
2019 Ram 1500 Limited
The highlight of the above video, although shown-off at the end, is the new 2019 Ram 1500 Limited model. Able to go off-road, and now with an off-road package, the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck can get tough jobs done and still offer a day of fun. First showing up at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the 2019 Ram 1500 also presented new safety features, and soon after, the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, Lone Star/Big Horn, and Ram 1500 Tradesman trim debuted. And it all has a starting MSRP of $31,695 (plus destination fee).
Interested in the next auto show? Follow us on University Dodge social media to see where we’ll pop up. Want to learn more about the vehicles on display? Check out our inventory of Dodge and Ram vehicles or stop by for a test drive.