Please enjoy these highlights from the media reveal of the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Speaking is Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO -- Dodge Brand.
Interiors could be better but compared to the last ones, its a major improvement.
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Mods: 36 hr work week
Zombie love slave: "I'm like a tractor, I'm slow but I'm fit, and eventually I'll find you, and crush you like a lil shoe."
rominL: "i thought that's what the forum is for, to spend other people's money."
For the 2015 Challenger (I requested it several times), they seem to have brought back the classic 1970/71 Lime Green (Tor-Lime) paint color. That was always my second-favorite to the classic purple (Plum Crazy)...which they also brought back last year.
Still waiting for a new, modern Road Runner, though....probably with the Dodge or Chrysler brand-name since Plymouth is gone. The original ones, with the cartoon bird-graphics and Beep-Beep horn to match, was, IMO, easily the most personality-laden of all the 60s/70s muscle cars. But, even aside from the fact that I couldn't afford a new one back then (I was too young and didn't make enough), their poor assembly quality typical of Chryler products of that age, hapazard construction, lack of refinement, and squeak/rattle nature did not impress. Fortunately, that is not the case with the latest generation of Chrysler products.
Bring back a new Road Runner, guys, and my checkbook will be ready...though I'm still (easily) satisfied enough with my Verano to also keep it.
The Dodge Challenger is one of our favorite muscle cars, and even though it hasnít seen any major changes over the past few years, itís still an unqualified blast to driveóat least in V-8 trim. This year, itís giving us some new reasons to burn rubber all over again.
This is the first truly major update to the Challenger since it was new for 2008. The changes are obvious from the outsideóat least if youíre a Dodge buff. The grilleís been slimmed down, and has LED halo-ring running lights, and thereís a fully functional power bulge on the hood. The overall shape remains the same, thank goodnessówith a long nose, flat hood and deck lid. Of all todayís muscle cars, itís still the most faithful to its past.
Thatís great, but modern cars need modern cockpits. The Challenger finally has one. All the hard black plastic is goneóitís a soft-touch dash now, with a big TFT screen of gauges and a touchscreen for navigation and audio. Aluminum accents are sprinkled around the cabin, and Dodge is bringing back a houndstooth interior trim, just like the ones they offered in the 1970s.
The Challengerís base engine is still a V-6 teamed with an eight speed-automaticóbut the big news this year is that eight-speed is now available on the V-8 cars as well, and it comes with paddle shifters and a sport mode. The V-8s come in two output levels, 375 horsepower and 485 horsepower. With the big kahuna, the Challenger will pound its way to 60 mph in about four and a half seconds. Youíll definitely want the new launch-control function for that.
Suspension tunings now include a Super Track Back and a Scat Pack with Brembo brakes and 20-inch wheels. Electric power steering has three modes: normal, comfort, and sport.
The Challengerís still the biggest of the American muscle cars, and itís stepped up its features to serve and protect all five passengers. A rearview cameraís now available, and so are adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, and forward-collision warning systems. Like some other Chryslers, the Challenger can be specked out to your taste from 14 different interiors, nine wheels, and a range of retro paint colors from Sublime Green to B5 Blue.
Thereís no pricing on the new Challenger yet, but weíll be driving one soon to fill in all the details.