Dodge Brand Offers ?Double-Up? Program on 2014 Dodge Charger and Challenger


Captain Volvo
Aug 5, 2006
1998 Volvo S70 T5M
Saw this on Jalopnik this morning and it got me curious:

Get a 2014 Charger or Challenger now; trade to a 2015 Charger or Challenger and keep the same payment
Innovative, industry-exclusive lease program offered through end of August 2014
No additional down payment required on eligible 2015 models
Flexibility to choose a Charger or Challenger now and switch to the other model later
Augmented reality App coming in May; experience 2015 Charger and Challenger on tablets and mobile devices

April 14, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -
New 2015 Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger muscle cars are coming later this year, but there is no need to wait to get into one of these performance icons.

The Dodge brand has crafted the ?Double-Up? program for Charger and Challenger enthusiasts. Eligible customers can lease a 2014 Charger or Challenger for 12 months, and leave the dealership with a guarantee that when they return in a year and follow program rules they will have the same lease payment on a new 2015 Charger or Challenger.

Customers can take advantage of this innovative program now through the end of August 2014.

?If you have your eye on a new Challenger or Charger, there?s no need to wait for the new models to arrive,? said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand President and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC. ?The Dodge Double-Up program lets you drive today?s Charger or Challenger and trade to the 2015 with no increase in payment. This is our way of thanking our loyal Charger and Challenger customers, and extending this offer to any new customers longing to get into one of these iconic muscle cars.?

Both the Charger and Challenger were strong sales performers during 2013. Last year, the Charger recorded its best annual sales since 2007, while the Challenger posted its best annual sales ever.

Under this new ?Double-Up? program, eligible customers may enter into a 12-month lease for a 2014 Charger (excluding Charger SE and Charger SRT) or a 2014 Challenger (excluding Challenger SRT).

When their 12-month lease is up these eligible customers who follow program rules are guaranteed the same lease payment on a 36-month lease, with no additional down payment, on select all-new 2015 Charger or Challenger models. Customers may lease any 2015 Charger (excluding Charger SE and Charger SRT) and any 2015 Challenger (excluding Challenger SRT). If customers choose to purchase the 2015 model, they will receive $1,000 bonus cash toward the purchase of the vehicle.

Customers must use the same Dodge dealership for both transactions, lease through Chrysler Capital and follow program rules for eligibility. Customers interested in this offer should see their Dodge dealer for program terms and conditions and further information.

In addition to revealing the 2015 Dodge Charger and 2015 Dodge Challenger this week at the New York Auto Show (NYAS), the brand has created a "Dodge 2015 Experience," which provides consumers a unique browser-based 360-degree sneak preview of the new vehicles before they are available in dealer showrooms.

Dodge enthusiasts attending the New York Auto Show, and those visiting Dodge dealerships afterwards, will have the opportunity to check out the "Dodge 2015 Experience" on iPads programmed with 2015 Charger and Challenger photos, videos and 360-degree exterior and interior views.

They will also get the first peek at the upcoming three-dimensional augmented reality App coming in May. The App will allow consumers to experience the 2015 vehicles through their own tablets or mobile devices. Users can change the vehicle color and wheels, take 360-degree tours of the inside and outside of the new vehicles and drive their Chargers or Challengers on a virtual track.

I've always liked the Challenger, even if it is the least sporty of the modern muscle/pony cars. The question that this brief press release doesn't really address is - can I just lease a Challenger for a year without leasing a 2015 model for 3 years after that? Because if I can't, then it's not really a one-year lease program, but a four-year program.


Sgt. Maj. Buzzkill
Feb 1, 2008
Kiel/Wherever, Germany
'19 BMW M240i
There's probably a provision for that in the "program rules", which aren't available yet...