The 2019 Dodge Challenger has definitely been one of the most keenly anticipated muscle cars in the market. Since its last update in 2015, the fans have been expecting that 2019 redesign. However, according to the information we have got and numerous rumors lately, the new Dodge Challenger might not see the light of day before 2021.
Since it has not been officially confirmed yet when and if the 2019 Dodge Challenger is going to hit the market, it is a bit difficult to tell what you should expect in terms of exterior design. The new Challenger will probably share its platform with the latest Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is the well-known rear-wheel ‘G’ (Giorgio) platform that will be stretched and wider on the upcoming Challenger. It means that the car will have wider, but also lower chassis that will be stiffer. That way Dodge might release both a coupe and a convertible version, but we should wait and see ourselves. This model should also be lighter in weight which will significantly increase its acceleration and overall performance. When it comes to exterior styling of the new Challenger, it is certain that this model will keep most of its features of a retro muscle car. It will mostly resemble its predecessor, but numerous changes and upgrades have also been expected. For instance, in order to increase the engine cooling and improve its performance even more, it has been said that the hood scoop could have an innovative design and be larger in size.
The interior of the 2019 Dodge Challenger definitely does not reveal so much information at the moment, but we firmly believe that it will be worth waiting. Dodge is expected to use some lightweight and high-quality materials inside the cabin of the new Challenger. The driver would probably get a sports steering wheel covered in leather and supportive, comfortable and power-adjustable seats. Technology will also follow the trends of the next-generation muscle car so you can hope for multiple displays such as an info screen in the instrument cluster as well as a larger touch-screen display with the latest infotainment system. It will provide features such as navigation system, sound system, climate control, CD player and Bluetooth connectivity.
The fans have probably been wondering the most what kind of engine and power they should expect under the hood of the 2019 Dodge Challenger. One of the possible options, at least when it comes to the Challenger SRT Hellcat model, is the 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers at least 750 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The other possibilities and numbers have still been a mystery, but we hope for more information soon. The only thing sure is that the new Challenger will get a rear-wheel drive.
2019 Dodge Challenger Release Date and Price
It is probably too early to talk about the release date of the new Dodge Challenger, especially since it might not hit the market before 2021. If it still appears as a 2019 model, the estimated price would start around $60,000.