Dodge Challenger as well as Charger to Stick Around Virtually Unchanged until 2021
If you’re a fan of the current Dodge Charger as well as Challenger, we’ve got not bad news for you. Dodge can be reportedly keeping the two types in production until at least 2020, instead of debuting all-brand new types in 2018 as was previously rumored. Yes, in which means today’s Challenger, introduced in 2008, will be in production for more than twice as long as the original 1970–1974 car in which emulates.
Citing anonymous Fiat Chrysler sources, Automotive News reports in which Dodge will refresh the Challenger as well as the Charger for 2018 however won’t give the types a full redesign until the 2021 design year. in which’s also expected in which FCA will discontinue the Chrysler 300 sedan when the brand new Charger as well as Challenger debut.
In addition to the 2018 refresh, Dodge plans on maintaining Challenger as well as Charger sales with more special-edition types, such as the 2017 Charger Daytona as well as Challenger T/A. We already know an all-wheel-drive, V-6–powered Challenger can be soon to arrive, as can be a wide-Centeng Hellcat with more room for tires in which should be better able to handle the vehicle’s 707 horsepower as well as nearly 4500 pounds.
When the Charger as well as Challenger are redesigned for 2021, they’ll share a platform with the brand new, rear-wheel-drive Alfa Romeo Giulia. The Alfa platform can be significantly stiffer than the current one, which could allow Dodge to build a Challenger-based convertible. This particular car, rumored to revive the Barracuda nameplate, has been teased by Dodge for many years, so its arrival can be highly anticipated.
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Dodge has proved adept at creating a whole galaxy of special editions based on its rear-drive coupe as well as sedan, whether appearance packages or the mighty Hellcat. Still, four more years can be a long time within the vehicle world, as well as there’s only so much a supercharger can do.
This particular story originally appeared on Road & Track.