Chrysler says its Dodge brand is significantly updating both the iconic Challenger muscle car and Charger four-door sedan. To celebrate Dodge's centennial, the Dodge Charger gets a full-body makeover for 2015 along with powertrain updates that include a standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission on both Charger’s standard 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine and, new for 2015, the R/T equipped 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8.
“Our Dodge designers have resculpted nearly every single body panel of the Dodge Charger for 2015, giving it a sleek, nimble appearance,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.
The 2015 Dodge Charger will be available in four models: SE, SXT, R/T and R/T Road &amp;amp; Track. Charger is built at the Brampton (Ont.) Assembly Plant in Canada. Production is slated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2014. What's new with the Charger?
New feature updates for 2015 include:
New exterior styling
•New front and rear fascias
•New front doors
•New three-piece spoiler (standard R/T)
•New Dodge signature LED racetrack tail lamps
•New projector headlamps (high-intensity discharge headlamps on premium trims)
•New LED fog lamps (SXT and R/T)
•New center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL)
•New wheels for all price classes, including available 20-by-9-inch forged aluminum wheels
•New 20-inch wheels standard on R/T models
•Six different 20-inch wheel styles available
•New heritage colors, including B5 Blue, which accompanies classic high-impact TorRed
New interior styling and materials
•New 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable digital gauge cluster
•New instrument panel center stack with next-generation radio and 5.0-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreen displays with 3-D navigation and downloadable apps
•New three-spoke thick rim steering wheel with available paddle shifters
•New performance-inspired electronic shifter
•New Dodge Performance Pages (R/T Road &amp;amp; Track)
•Eight all-new interior trims, including: ?New Black and Tungsten cloth (replaces Light Frost Beige on SXT and R/T)
?New Black and Pearl leather (replaces Tan leather)
?New Black and Ruby Red (replaces Radar Red leather)
•Included trial of Uconnect Access Services •9-1-1 call/Assist Call
•Roadside Assistance Call
•Uconnect Access App for remote services
•Wi-Fi hotspot (service available)
•New Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
•New Adaptive Cruise Control Plus with Full Stop
•New advanced Brake Assist
•New full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus
•New dynamic gridlines displayed with the rear camera view to show projected path of vehicle based on driver steering input
•New TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission standard on all models
•New fully hemmed rear wheelhouse to accommodate larger tires
•All-wheel-drive (AWD) with front-axle disconnect available on SXT and, now for 2015, SE model
The all-new exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger is spiritually inspired by the iconic second-generation Charger from the late 1960s, and for 2015, specifically draws its cues from the 1969 model. With its rear-wheel-drive (RWD) platform and proven power, Chrysler execs say they're confident that the Charger’s modern take on old-school muscle is sure to resonate with today’s enthusiasts.
The Charger’s easily recognizable Coke-bottle design and scalloped body sides, sinister front crosshairs and aggressive stance and signature LED “racetrack” tail lamps all get a major makeover for 2015 with cleaner lines to create a sleek, chiseled, nimble and lighter weight appearance. The exterior redesign includes changes to the hood, fenders, front and rear fascias, headlamps, tail lamps, front doors and spoiler.
See for yourself:
2015 Dodge Challenger