Dodge is preparing another upgrade to its 2015 Challenger model and will release it as 2016 Dodge Challenger in the upcoming year. Due to minor facelifts that the current model received, the upcoming challenger model will most come with small changes in both visuals and features. The exterior, however, is being redesigned keeping in mind the retro design of the 70’s version of the same model. In addition, the automakers will offer more exterior paint choices and some advanced lighting enhancements. Overall the 2016 Dodge Challenger is looking to be a car worth the anticipation.
2016 Dodge Challenger: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Luckily for us, Dodge has decided to not change the 1970’s look that we have all come to love and at the same time incorporate few high-end features. These features include LED headlights, split grille design and tail lamps, in addition to minor change in its dimensions. The tyres look huge from the side view and add to its powerful visual quotient. Overall, 2016 Dodge Challenger boasts such an aggressive appearance that it will intimidate other cars and onlookers that dare come across its way. But don’t worry, we don’t mean this in a bad way.
2016 Dodge Challenger carries over the sophisticated and polished interior decor from its predecessor, and introduces revised safety features. Dashboard and centre console system have been made easier to use while maintaining its classic look. Seats are made of genuine leather, and other car features are made of special high-quality materials that only Dodge provides. Seats are comfortable as always and available in both leather and cloth trim variants.
Important information about navigation, trip info, music and infotainment controls pop up on its Small instrument cluster display that certainly helps the driver. The display comes with a standard size of 7 inches with an option of upgrading to the 8.4 inch Uconnect touch screen version.
2016 Dodge Cahllenger: Engine Specs
The 2016 Dodge Challenger base model is powered by a 3.6 litre Pentastar engine that has the capability to deliver a horsepower up to 305 and torque up to 268 lb-ft. Other engine options include a 5.7 litre Hemi V8 unit delivering 375 hp and torque of up to 410 lb-ft. Finally, another 6.4 litre Hemi V8 variant that offers slightly more HP than last year’s model and an output of 485 horsepower and torque of 475 lb-ft. The stock V6 unit comes paired with an 8-speed auto transmission system while V8 units come with a 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox.
2016 Dodge Challenger: Release Date, Price, Competitors
It is expected that 2016 Dodge Challenger will not have a significant increase in price due to the minor changes. We expect the base version to cost around $ 29 000 and go up significantly in the higher trim levels. We expect a release in the fall of 2015, if not it will surely release during the second half of the year. Dodge Challenger has always been known to be a vehicle that has constantly faced competition from other companies. This time will be no different, as top cars like Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro will go head-to-head with the Challenger. It remains to be seen which car comes out on top.