The much-anticipated next generation of the Dodge Charger has been speculated to make its debut in the next few years. It is expected to adopt a whole new platform, shedding up to 500 pounds of curb weight. Apart from introducing a new design language, the new Charger has been rumored to offer a small turbocharged gasoline-powered engine as well. Unfortunately, the completely redesigned model is not likely to hit the market before 2020, according to the latest reports. Instead, the Charger is due to receive a major refresh for the 2019 model year. That basically means that the 2018 Dodge Charger will get only subtle enhancements compared to its predecessor that benefits from the substantial 2015 update. According to unofficial reports, the 2018 Dodge Charger might hit the showrooms in the second half of 2017.
2018 Charger Design
Just like its predecessors, the 2018 Dodge Charger will offer the recognizable shape of a proper American sedan with performance-oriented features. Although based on the classic design philosophy of the past, this appealing car boasts sleek and modern sheet metal from front to rear. Some of the recently introduced changes include a more rounded nose that results in improved aerodynamics, while the rear end gets a unique taillight arrangement reminiscent of racetrack models.
Inside the cabin, the Charger offers a comfortable space filled with easy-to-use controls and numerous convenience features. While the instrument panel comes with such options as customizable gauge clusters, the center console can be fitted with a sleek 8.4-inch touchscreen display with the Uconnect infotainment system. In terms of comfort, the 2018 Dodge Charger will offer more than a pleasant cabin space capable of carrying up to five adult passengers.
2018 Dodge Charger Engine Range
The 2018 Dodge Charger will be available with four engine choices. The entry-level unit offered in SE and SXT models comes in the form of a 3.6-liter V6 generating 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Next in line is the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that delivers 370 horsepower in R/T and R/T Road & Track variants. As for the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack and SRT 392 models, they get a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 churning out 485 hp and 474 lb-ft. Finally, the most powerful SRT Hellcat trim will get you a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi with amazing 707 horsepower at its disposal. All engine options come paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.