According to company sources, the Dodge Magnum could be revived for the 2017 model year. The original Magnum was actually sold as a station wagon from 2005-2008 when it was discontinued due to plummeting sales. The model was based on the Chrysler LX platform and much praised as one of the coolest station wagons available on the US market. Although the previous generation had a rather short life span, it managed to attract a loyal fan base. Now, some of the recent rumors hint at a possibility that Chrysler’s SRT division might revive the nameplate as 2017 Dodge Magnum in the very near future.
This time around, the model could benefit from the latest technological advancements and a more contemporary design. In any case, it seems that the demand for such a vehicle has been growing steadily over the years. Once it hits the market, the 2017 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 will face some formidable opponents such as the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon with an impressive power output of 556 hp. In any case, the company will definitely face a challenging task with the revival of the famous station wagon. That is mostly due to the fact that the segment has changed radically over the years.
2017 Dodge Magnum Features
Official information concerning the 2017 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 have yet to be released. However, we believe that the next generation is likely to be based on the discontinued model, at least to some extent. As for the exterior styling, the upcoming version should retain the recognizable shape as well Dodge’s signature styling cues. On the other hand, the all-new Magnum will adopt a sleeker and more contemporary sheet metal that provides better aerodynamics. Details concerning the engine department are still unavailable but many agree that SRT plans to give this model more than enough horsepower. The previous generation, that made its debut in 2004, was fitted with a 6.1-liter Hemi V8 punching out 425 hp. Just like the Charger, this model featured a firmer suspension, Brembo brakes and 20-inch alloy wheels. The only difference came with a modified rear suspension in the Magnum that was unfortunately killed off together with the standard Magnum. However, rumor has it that SRT might revive some of these features with the 2017 model.
2017 Dodge Magnum Release Date
The 2017 Dodge Magnum is most likely to hit the US showrooms in late 2016.