The rumors about the next-generation Dodge Challenger have been really loud lately. The fans of such muscle cars have been wondering if the new Challenger is actually going to hit the market as a 2019 Dodge Challenger model, since this information has not been officially confirmed. They have also been waiting to see what Dodge has been preparing, especially under the hood.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Dodge Challenger, this model is going to make its appearance as a retro muscle car that promises excellent performance. It has been said that the new Challenger will be based on the rear-wheel ‘G’ platform, found on the latest Giulia. However, neither the Challenger nor its cousin Charger will use this architecture. Instead, they will be based on a Maserati platform that will offer some shortened architecture. The fans probably hope to see the new Challenger offered as a coupe and a convertible version. Unfortunately, it seems that its platform might not support the open-top design, so the convertible will probably not happen. The carmaker will combine lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel in its chassis construction in order to reduce some weight. This will only add up to its acceleration and overall performance. When it comes to exterior features, the most distinctive one will probably be the ‘air-grabber’ or its innovative hood scoop that will only help the engine cooling and improve its power. The Challenger will also get its new suspension system. The whole vehicle will appear more aggressive, modern and curvier than its predecessor. Its race-inspired styling will definitely attract the speed enthusiasts.
The interior of the 2019 Dodge Challenger will provide a cabin that will mostly keep that retro style found inside its predecessor. Of course, the carmaker will also manage to make some serious improvements in terms of materials and technology. The new platform, that we have already mentioned, will provide smaller dimensions and therefore less space inside the cabin. However, this will not be an issue, so you should not worry. There will be enough space for you and your passengers. The seats will be comfortable, power-adjustable and covered in high-quality material. The driver will also get a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel and a large touch-screen display with the infotainment system. It will include features such as navigation system, climate control, CD player, audio system, Bluetooth connectivity and others.
The greatest mystery and controversy has definitely been related to the options that the 2019 Dodge Challenger will hide under its hood. A rumor has it that a base model could employ a 2.0-liter turbo-four that hits up to 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. The other possible version comes with a 3.6-liter V6. However, the fans have probably been expecting those twin-turbocharged V6 and V8 engine that deliver more than 600 horsepower.
2019 Dodge Challenger Release Date and Price
If it actually happens, the release date of the next-generation Dodge Challenger probably should not be expected before 2021. The price details have not been confirmed either.
February 9, 2018