Previous Friday, Motor Development claimed that Dodge would make a further gasoline-powered generation of the two substantial, rear-wheel-push (RWD) autos that, arguably, most define the brand name in the American creativeness. MT cited anonymous sources within the firm for its report, creating that Dodge was producing a lighter RWD platform to carry its V8-run monsters into yet another era.
Dodge has due to the fact shot the report down.
“The story is incorrect,” a Dodge spokesperson informed many information stores late yesterday. “The Hemi in that system, as nicely as that platform, are going absent.”
That does not necessarily mean no car will wear the Charger or Challenger badges all over again. Fairly, the spokesperson suggests, “the following generation will be BEV [battery electric vehicle].”
Dodge experienced already introduced designs to unveil an “electric muscle mass car” this calendar year. That may well arrive later this month at its summer months Pace Week celebration. There is no phrase nevertheless on no matter if it will use the Challenger identify, but early teaser pics clearly show it will revive an outdated triangular Dodge badge last applied in the 1960s.
Dodge has not said when it will develop the last gasoline-run Charger or Challenger, but they will not get a redesign. The latest Charger dates back again to the 2011 model calendar year. At 11 a long time previous, it’s functioning into its retirement many years by automotive criteria. That indicates the present-day Challenger – initially introduced for the 2008 model 12 months – could justly phone it “kid” at the watercooler.
The fuel-run muscle car or truck will reportedly reside on right after Dodge finally retires the Challenger. Experiences say Ford will introduce an all-new Mustang this fall.