The Charger name dates all the way back to traditional American muscle cars; loud V8 up front, rear wheel drive, long hood, soggy suspension and tires that could only be described as ‘ditch finders’.
Dodge reintroduced the Charger name to their line up back in 2005, an updated Charger followed in 2010 and then a minor refresh for 2015. There is wild speculation as what the next Charger will be – a refresh or an all new model.
Dodge haven’t said much, so we’ve been talking to industry sources to see what the general consensus is.
2019 Dodge Charger Release date
The new Dodge Charger 2019 will hit the showrooms in the late part of 2018, as a 2019 model year. Don’t expect to see it before the end of the third quarter though. At the time of writing no confirmation as to whether it’s an all new Charger or refresh has been made by Dodge and appearance of 2019 Charger Hellcat.
2019 Dodge Charger release date: late 2018
2019 Dodge Charger Price
Given that the current model starts at around $29,000, we’d expect to see the 2019 Charger selling for around $32,000 allowing for inflation and a few bits of tweaking; any more than that, and the pricing just isn’t competitive, unless of course, Dodge go for the complete new model, and then who knows?
2019 Dodge Charger Video
2019 Dodge Charger Redesign
Let’s look at the possibility of Dodge introducing a new model; rumor has it that it will shed a huge amount of weight – approximately 500 lbs (although as to how they are doing that remains to be seen); perhaps a full composite body?
The platform that they would most likely build such an auto on would be the Alfa Romeo Giulia platform.
If the rumors are true, then Dodge would be able to choose a smaller motor to power the new Charger – think of the 4-cylinder that will be powering the new Jeep Wrangler – twin turbo, 300+ BHP and excellent economy – this will be the age of the modern muscle car – less horsepower but dramatically less weight.
If it so, we could not expect 2019 Dodge Charger Hellcat with a good-old HEMI V8.
As for the styling – we’ve been told that the new Charger will take inspiration from the Dodge Charger R/T Concept car that was shown to the public all the way back in 1999; sleek and curvy rather than boxy and aggressive.
Like it or not, emissions play an ever increasing role in the design, build and manufacture of our autos, it’s thanks to this that the new Charger will take on a sleeker and more aerodynamic appearance.
2019 Dodge Charger Pictures