It has long been speculated that an all-new generation of the Dodge Challenger could arrive as early as 2018. However, the latest reports suggest otherwise. According to reliable sources, the next-generation Challenger is more likely to go on sale for the 2021 model year. In that case, expect the 2018 model to come freshened up, but without any substantial changes compared to its predecessor. While the 2015 update introduced a revised exterior and a new engine option, the 2018 Dodge Challenger is expected to bring notable improvements only when it comes to interior design and the list of standard amenities. In terms of exterior styling, the model will feature a unique blend of classic muscle-car appearance and modern technology.
Although official info on the release date has yet to come, we expect the 2018 Dodge Challenger to hit the dealerships in the second half of 2017.
2018 Challenger Design
As far as the exterior design is concerned, the upcoming Challenger will retain its recognizable look that links it with the 1970s muscle cars. Thanks to its size and blocky shape, this car boasts a substantial road presence. Some of the recent exterior updates have given it a more contemporary appearance, although the Challenger is still sticking close to the traditional design philosophy. Inside, expect the 2018 Dodge Challenger to offer several new materials and slightly tweaked styling clues. There will also be more technological features to choose from, including an extended list of standard equipment. The revised dashboard will feature retro-style gauges accompanied by a new TFT display positioned between the tachometer and speedometer. Expect also the upper trim levels to offer new leather seats and an enhanced version of Dodge’s infotainment system.
About the appearance of Challenger 2018 model, witnesses and new 2018 Dodge Challenger ADR (American Drag Racer). This model was caught driving test, without a lot of hidden parts. On the market, Dodge Challenger ADR will be offered as a high-performance variant, even above Hellcat model.
2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
Just like the current model, the 2018 Dodge Challenger will be available with four different powertrains under its hood. The standard unit will once again come in the form of the 3.6-liter V6 generating 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. Next in line will be the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that delivers 375 hp coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission or 372 hp with an 8-speed automatic. As for the 392 Hemi Scat Pack and Challenger SRT 392, they will share the same 6.4-liter V8 putting out 485 horsepower. Finally, the mighty Challenger SRT Hellcat will be powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 churning out stunning 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of twist.