Electrified Dodge Challenger Coming To The Lineup

While other vintage muscle cars have developed into sleek, streamlined machines in the 21st century, Dodge’s offerings like the Charger and Challenger have stayed committed to preserving a more rugged design. Now, an electrified Dodge Challenger is reportedly in the works — but FCA says that won’t detract from the traditional muscle-car feel.

“The reality is those platforms and that technology we used does need to move on,” Mike Manley, new head of FCA, claims. He went on to reassure fans, explaining, “We can use electrification to really supplement those vehicles.”

He also told news outlets that the electrification features will not dominate the vehicle — rather, they’ll supplement the traditional gasoline-powered engine. However, the electrified Dodge Challenger will not be getting a 700-plus horsepower engine, like the Hellcat. Instead, Dodge will emphasize creating a new platform and powertrain to compete in a modern market.

Industry experts speculate that the electrified Dodge Challenger will use a 48-volt system or implement a plug-in hybrid model, but FCA Chrysler is staying quiet about what those electrified upgrades to the new Dodge Challenger will fully entail. The technology isn’t set to roll out across the model until the “mid-2020s” according to officials, so there are a few years ahead of the Dodge Challenger before it makes the switch.

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2017 Dodge Challenger Features

There are only three classic muscle cars on the road and the 2017 Dodge Challenger delivers the most power of the lot. The incredible model combines a recognizable design with a performance-driven powertrain that produces up to 707 hp. There’s more to the new Dodge Challenger than pure power though. The latest model brings a long list of features drives are sure to love.

2017 Dodge Challenger

Efficiency

The new Challenger may bring a whole host of powerful engines but it can be incredibly efficient as well, even with a V8 under the hood. The 5.7-liter and 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engines come equipped with Fuel Saver Technology when mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. That technology deactivates four cylinders when eight aren’t needed, increasing fuel efficiency in a split second.

Safety

The Dodge Challenger comes with available all-wheel drive for the 2017 model year. The advanced system is capable of transitioning between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive automatically.

Drivers can also opt for several innovative safety systems that make the road a safer place. Available Adaptive Cruise Control adjusts the Challenger’s speed automatically while Forward Collision Warning alerts drivers of an impending accident and hits the brakes.

We here at Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are pumped to have the new Challenger in stock and ready to roll!