According to the information our team has got and recent speculations that are becoming louder than ever, it seems that the Dodge fans will have to wait at least two more years to see the next-generation Challenger, as well as its cousin Charger. The appearance of this iconic model is most likely to be delayed due to its brand-new platform. Besides the new platform, the upcoming Challenger should reveal some other serious updates as well.
When it comes to exterior of the 2020 Dodge Challenger, the first thing worth mentioning is definitely the car’s brand-new platform. As some earlier rumors have suggested, the next-generation Challenger should have been based on the well-known Giorgio platform that this model would share with some Alfa Romeo members such as Stelvio and Giulia. However, things have changed and one of the reasons the upcoming Challenger is arriving so ‘late’ is its new Maserati platform, found on the Ghibli model. Such a short-wheelbase platform will probably allow the coupe version only, so the fans of the open tops should perhaps forget about it. The carmaker will also try to save as much weight as possible, as it has been the case with most of the next-generation sports cars. Therefore, the new Challenger will improve the acceleration, overall performance, but fuel-efficiency as well. When we talk about visual updates, probably the most speculated feature has been a hood scoop, known as an ‘air-grabber’ that should be found on those top trim levels.
Other changes and updates should definitely be expected inside the 2020 Dodge Challenger. The car will probably apply a brand-new interior design that will include new sports seats, top-quality materials and the latest technology. The driver will probably get a power-adjustable seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Besides leather, the company will use aluminum and other high-quality materials inside. The dashboard is expected to wear more modern design while the center console will reveal a larger infotainment touch-screen with features such as navigation system, climate control, sound system, USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity. Its standard safety package should be upgraded as well.
Although there is no official information about what type of engine the 2020 Dodge Challenger might hide under its hood, the rumors have it that it could be a 2.0-liter turbo-four in the base model. Such an engine is expected to deliver up to 300 horsepower, but we are waiting for more details at the moment. On the other hand, the top high-performance trim levels should employ some powerful V6 or V8 engine.
2020 Dodge Challenger Release Date and Price
As we have already mentioned, all we know is that the appearance of the new Dodge Challenger seems to be delayed until 2020 or even 2021 due to its new platform. Therefore, neither the release date nor the price details can be claimed at the moment.
Competitors: Ford Mustang GT500, 2019 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, Dodge Charger, 2020 Pontiac Trans Am.