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Dodge phasing out Charger and Challenger in 2024

Dodge phasing out Charger and Challenger in 2024

Dodge has announced they are phasing out the gas powered Charger and Challenger in 2024. It’s not all bad news though, as there are plans to replace them with electric vehicles.

If you want to buy a new Charger or Challenger, you don’t have long to do it!

Whether those EVs are of the same calibre as the Charger and Challenger remains to be seen!

Dodge Brand CEO Tim Kuniskis said the EVs would be ‘electric muscle’ cars with the first concept to arrive next year in 2022. That initial concept will be followed by a plug-in hybrid and an as-yet unannounced third car.

Electric Dodge

Dodge has made no secret they are planning an electric car in the near future, just not what and when. It was inevitable, as many countries are banning the sale of new fossil fuelled cars, but the American market would have been one of the final holdouts.

The phasing out of the Charger and Challenger means no more Hellcats or the many special editions of both models. It heralds a whole new era in Dodge’s history with ‘eMuscle’ being the future.

We have yet to see much reaction from Charger and Challenger fans on this news. We imagine it won’t go down well, even if the world knows it is inevitable.

Despite being able to out-accelerate gas-powered cars, electrics just don’t have the same noise or the same vigorousness of gas.

2021 Dodge Charger

On paper, the Dodge Charger should have gone out of fashion years ago. It’s an older model, still has a blocky design and thirsty V8 engines, yet it’s an amazing car!

The 2021 Dodge Charger is as popular as it has ever been and is still a common sight on our roads. It’s a car that transcends its age and one of those cases where the end result really is much more than the sum of its parts.

The design has been around for ages, with modest changes around lights and grille.

The look is masculine with an upright front end, wide grille with lights either side and a large lower sill.

It sits low and wide and shows it means business. Wheel designs are first class, as are the little flourishes with lower sills, trunk spoilers and some of the more modest design touches.

Inside, there is a lot of room up front with a pair of extremely comfortable seats and a driver-centric position. Rear passengers have plenty of room too and trunk space is generous.

It isn’t a luxury cruiser but it’s definitely a nice place to be.

Under the hood

The 2021 Dodge Charger has a few engines to choose from. A smooth V6 with 292 hp or 300 hp in the GT variant. A 5.7-litre Hemi V8 with 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque is up next with the 6.4-litre V8 that makes 485 hp and 475 lb-ft.

Then there’s the 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8 in the Hellcat that make either 717 hp or 797 hp.

All engines provide a decent delivery of power throughout the range and come with an amazing soundtrack to boot. That’s especially true when you add the whine of a supercharger to the V8!

That’s something no EV is going to be able to compete with!

Order your Charger or Challenger before it’s too late at Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8!

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