It has been quite some time since any real news about the next generation all new Dodge Challenger has been reported. The program has been pushed back multiple times, Dodge has been focused more Charger lately, the future of FCA vehicle programs are in flux with the new Peugeot PSA merger. So there is a great appetite for news about the popular muscle car. There is a 50th anniversary package out now, see below.
FCA US design chief Ralph Gilles released a pic on Instagram. To show people that work still goes on from home while much of the FCA staff self quartine from Covid-19. The pic shows a possible design language direction for Dodge. The vehicle has muscle car hood pins and an aggressive front splitter. In the very near future, possibly later today, hack click-bait articles will proclaim New 2021 Challenger or New 2021 Charger. Ralph Gilles would never release such big news in a Instagram post. That won't stop people seeing this image, some saying they'll a cut a check tomorrow others claiming the new Charger will be an instant flop.
David Zatz of AllPar discusses the potential new design language. Comparing the Ralph Gilles image with a pic of Lucid Motors' prototype. Lazy hack writers will post both pics proclaiming the Next generation Challenger and Chrysler 300. Believe none of it.
Read the Zatz AllPar article here: www.allpar.com/news/2020/03/gilles-new-design-direction-for-dodge-47873?fbclid=IwAR1BQ-aFYaFuwWzu6tSzyzorUkSR9WKK0OliTkNMbh9hyfmq944Vwgftt88
John is a GenX car enthusiast who grew up driving classic muscle cars. He enjoys the new modern muscle cars that can out perform the classics in every way. In the sportscar world his banners are Viper and Corvette. John has a guilty pleasure. The disco era street machine. Those unloved, underpowered cars festooned with scoops, spoilers and stripes.