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Revamped 2019 Dodge Charger Teased

Revamped 2019 Dodge Charger Teased

Dodge has offered a first official look at the revamped 2019 Charger. Both it and the Challenger are slated for updates next year; holding over the two full-size cars until a delayed redesign can happen.

The updates to the Charger appear mild, which is expected. As noted from the above teaser, high-performance versions of the car will receive a slightly revised grille design and possibly updated headlights. A new SRT logo with the Hellcat emblem are prominently displayed in the teaser as well.

Other updates are expected to be in the form of fuel economy improvements and weight reduction efforts.

Dodge is expected to reveal the 2019 Charger this summer with an on-sale date sometime this fall.





 

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    Andrew_L
    So.. this is another refresh on a model that's been refreshed how many times?


    That said -- most of what we think in terms of sophistication on platforms hasn't really changed a ton in the last few decades. Once sedans shifted to all-independent suspensions and four-wheel disks the basics didn't change a ton generation over generation -- and the subtle difference in things like suspension geometry (and coresponding ride/handling improvements) can often happen through updates to the platform.

    What really seems to be the difference between old platforms and new ones are things like the electrical architecture, which determines whether or not the car will support the latest technologies (old platforms seem to be prohibitively expensive to update in these areas); weight savings and packaging improvements (though some of these can come via updates to the platform; flexibility (the platform under the Charger/Challenger doesn't seem to scale very far, so it's hard to build a lot of different cars off it -- modern platform architectures are a lot more flexible; and cost to build; and ability to comply with new regulations.

    But, an LX updated to reduce weight a bit and incorporate some more modern tech features (don't expect SuperCruise, though!) might still be a compelling car for a buyer. It's cost-to-build and lack of flexibility probably make it less than ideal from FCA's point of view, although that's probably greatly offset by the fact that a lot of costs are already amortized.
    Andrew_L
    So.. this is another refresh on a model that's been refreshed how many times?
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