Originally presented in 1958, Dodge Challenger is one of the most important vehicles of the company. The Chrysler E-Platform was used for the 1st generation model and the vehicle was discontinued from production several times. The existing Dodge Challenger is a 3rd generation model and this line-up is in for expansion as 2018 Dodge Challenger is in plans.
Competitors like Camaro and Mustang are inevitable and Dodge might consider presenting several goodies in the upcoming Challenger. The 2017 Challenger is already out and is awesome but the upcoming 2018 model is expected to improve on it.
2018 Dodge Challenger – Exterior and Interior Redesign
The current Challenger is a combination of both classic and modern styling. This vehicle is also one of the most stylish muscle cars as Dodge never let go of the iconic body profile. Expect some visual refinements for 2018 Dodge Challenger.
As to its interior, the company never fails to make an iconic impression. Expect its center console to be reworked in 2018 model. It is also likely that the seat’s upholstery will get some revisions.
When it comes to vehicle security, Dodge is most curious. The current generation Challenger has been built with safety as a priority and the same will be done to the new 2018 Dodge Challenger.
- Solid Frame
The overall structure of 2018 Challenger is built using high-strength steel. This, in turn, ensures the passenger compartment to be unaffected during crash or rollovers.
- Active Head Restraints
In the case of rear-end impacts, active head restraints up front make sure that driver and passengers do not get hurt.
- Crumple Zones
The front and the rear end of this vehicle are specially designed to absorb impact energy and redirect it away from the passenger compartment.
There are several color options for the current model which buyers can choose from, expect a similar for this upcoming Dodge Challenger 2018.Also, these colors are Maximum Steel Metallic, Billet Clear Coat, Go Mango, Red Clear Coat, Destroyer Gray, Contusion Blue and Granite Crystal Metallic.
2018 Dodge Challenger – Engine Specs
The 2018 Dodge Challenger might use the powertrain of current generation model. This engine is the award winning 3.6 liters Pentastar® V6 that produces 305 hp and almost 400 lb-ft of torque. Another engine option is the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 which is capable of producing 375 hp and similar amounts of torque.
The most powerful option is a 6.4-liter HEMI® V8. This engine incorporates Fuel Saver Technology which automatically deactivates 4 cylinders when there’s no use of all 8 of them. An 8-speed automatic transmission system is used which helps in achieving 30 mpg highway for 3.6-liters Pentastar® V6 and 25 mpg highway for 5.7-liters HEMI® V8. All of these engines incorporate VVT (Variable Valve Timing) to keep fuel consumption in check.
2018 Dodge Challenger – Price and Launch Date
In conclusion, the current model comes with a starting price of $28,285. Dodge might increase this pricing a bit more for the next generation Challenger. Finally, expect 2018 model to come around at late half of 2017.