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- Thirty-second #spot showcases the performance, power and all-weather capability of the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive (AWD) muscle coupe, arriving in dealerships nationwide the first quarter of 2017
- "Russia," set to a legendary soundtrack, debuts this week with Twitter takeover and hashtag HowToOwnTheSeason
- Dodge #challengergt joins AWD Charger to complete #dodge lineup of all-wheel-drive muscle cars delivering unparalleled year-round performance
December 13, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Winter driving has never been this much fun as #dodge
proves in its first ad for the new Dodge #challengergt
, America’s first and only all-wheel-drive muscle coupe.
“Russia,” a 30-second #spot
that debuts this week, showcases how #dodge
Challenger enthusiasts can now have the confidence to drive their muscle cars all year round, no matter the weather conditions. It was shot on location in Alaska where the #challengergt
was put to the test on snowy, icy and winding roads.
“The winter driving capability of the new #challengergt
had to be shown in a way that only #dodge
can do," said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, FCA – Global. "Bringing together the power and performance of the world’s first all-wheel-drive muscle coupe, a daunting Alaskan landscape and an adrenaline-filled soundtrack is what makes this ad so special.”
“With its iconic muscle car design, 305 horsepower and all-wheel-drive capability, the new #dodge #challengergt
is now the most exciting all-weather daily driver – even if you live in Alaska,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – #dodge
, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “With the #challengergt
joining the #dodge
Charger AWD, #dodge
offers the only cars that combine that visceral muscle car attitude without sacrificing practicality and all-weather security.”
Dodge will be conducting a takeover on Twitter on Dec. 13 to showcase how the #challengergt
owns the winter season. The brand will take to the social airwaves using HowToOwnTheSeason to showcase the all-weather capability of the muscle coupe and to encourage users to share what it is that they do to “own the holiday season.” The #spot
can also be seen on the brand’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
In addition, “Russia” begins airing this week on broadcast and cable TV, including NBC’s “Dateline” (Dec. 16) and CBS NFL football (Dec. 18). The ad also runs in enthusiast programming, such as Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” and “Vegas Rat Rods;” Velocity’s “Custom Cars” and “Boy Toys;” and BBC America’s “Top Gear.” "Russia" Description
In keeping with the #dodge
brand persona of being “loud,” both literally and figuratively, “Russia” plays off the fact that there is a part of Alaska where you can almost see Russia. Set to a legendary soundtrack, the #dodge #challengergt
flexes its performance car muscle as it cuts through a breathtaking landscape of snow- and ice-covered roads and curving mountainous terrain.
was shot on location in Alaska to authentically capture the performance, power and all-weather capability of America’s first AWD muscle coupe in what, up until now, were less than ideal muscle car conditions.
With trademark #dodge
irreverence, the Kevin Yon voiceover says, “There’s a place in America where you can almost see Russia … which means there’s a place in Russia where you can definitely HEAR America.” The #spot
closes with the brand’s tagline “Domestic. Not Domesticated.”
“Russia” was created in partnership with full-service advertising agency Doner.
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