Dodge Cars for Sale in Nigeria
Dodge is the performance car division of Chrysler Group LLC and was first launched in 1900 as an auto parts producer, while it created its first automobile in 1914. In the year 2000, the brand celebrated its 100th anniversary and introduced a new marketing slogan, Born Dodge, and in 2011, we saw the Dodge brand split into three different divisions i.e. Dodge, Ram and SRT, although 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. The Dodge brand is very popular in the United States due to its powerful engine and large size, but has become popular in quite a number of countries all around the world. One of such is Nigeria, and this could be attributed to the fact that a large number of vehicles are imported from the United States. Weststar Associates Limited is the authorised general distributor of the Dodge brand in Nigeria, and that would be the first place to go if looking for a brand new Dodge vehicle. Not looking for a brand new one? There are quite a number of independent automobile dealers who also make the Dodge brand available to Nigeria. What all these automobile distributors have in common is that they all put up their vehicles on Nigeria’s number one online premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi.
Dodge Performance and Technology
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’s 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 Nigeria
There are quite a number of Dodge vehicles available in Nigeria, which are brand new and used conditions. The Tokunbo (foreign used) and Nigerian used (registered) are the most common ones to find in Nigeria, with the most prevalent models in the country being:
- Dodge Caravan – The Caravan is a family minivan which was first introduced by Chrysler Group LLC in 1984. Dodge Caravan has since it's debut been displayed in 5 different generation models. It is being marketed in other markets in different nameplates such as Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Voyager, Chrysler Town & Country and etc.
- 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 selling good in Nigeria.
- 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 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.
Availability of Dodge in Nigeria
The Dodge brand is available all across Nigeria in different cities and states. Find below some major cities in Nigeria and the Dodge vehicles available in them.
Authorised dealer of the Dodge brand in Nigeria
Weststar Associates Limited is responsible for the delivery of the Dodge brand in Nigeria. With their head office located in the Lekki axis of Lagos state, they have done a decent job in supplying the Nigerian populace with brand new Dodge vehicles in really good conditions. Their listings for Dodge vehicles could also be found on their page on the Carmudi Nigeria website.