Curious drivers here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow have numerous means of “peering into the future” to see what models are coming next! Just as it exists within the tabloid journalism realm, we have found that some sources are a bit more trustworthy than others. The crew hard at work on the scoop at Motor1.com ran a story detailing photos of the new Charger roaming in the wild, minus traditional cover-up. Without the confines of camo, the Charger was cruising on the I-75 freeway in Michigan, close to the brand’s official HQ.
The clip in question offers a clear view of the Charger’s tail along with its lighting arrangement. The lamps have a boxy, pixel-like graphic scheme, and there’s a small wing on the decklid for visual appeal. Many rumors suggest that there will still be gas-powered Chargers in the ranks, but this specimen appeared to be an EV. Official photos released by Dodge offer a clear look, and we were pleased to see many touches influenced by the 1968-1970 model run.
At the very tip of the nose is a modern-looking wing, with details about the interior a bit trickier to come by. Digging deep into file and press releases from past offer rendering that depict a minimalist cabin, hexagonal infotainment screen, and digital instrument cluster. One can make out a few physical buttons directly beneath the display, but the gearshift is one of the only elements that immediately sticks out. Getting the details on power specifics has been tough, but rumors claim that the Charger will arrive with multiple power outputs offering between 455 and 880 hp.
So many diehard fans are wondering if a combustion engine will be in the ranks, as this is a vital component that turned so many on to the Charger’s appeal in the first place! If a combustion engine happens to edge its way into the upcoming charger, one likely candidate could be the twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six Hurricane, which cranks out up to 510 horsepower in a few select Jeep trims. The Charger is expected to officially debut before the pavement-scorching days of summer and hit dealerships by the end of this year.
The Edmunds.com review team had a high amount of praise for the current year’s model, as they claimed, “No other American sedan has the same combination of performance, comfort, and muscle car style as the Charger.” With its amazing acceleration, reassuring brakes, and well-engineered suspension, the 2023 Charger is an excellent way to get fully acquainted with a few of the world’s most powerful V8 engines. Different trim levels and graphics packages allow for an abundance of personalization, and drivers love the large touch screen with an easy-to-use interface.
The “Last Call” models and heritage colors all bid the traditional Charger a form of elaborate farewell, as this is truly the last of the iconic legion of muscle. There’s nothing more exhilarating than a big and heavy car that gets going immediately, with panic-stop braking tests only requiring 102 feet of available asphalt. Dodge’s Uconnect system is consistently ranked as one of the best around, with a segment-leading input response. The Technology Group offers useful driver safety aides such as forward collision mitigation, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.