Dodge still remains a popular consumer car with the latest 2015 Ford Mustang dominating sales in the sport class cars category, as well as the new redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro that continues to steal headlines. The Dodge however, is still redesigning the 2-door muscle being the 2018 Dodge Challenger.
The company is working hard to deliver an all fresh looking fourth generation car. The company is yet to release most of the information concerning the car. The new 2018 Challenger will feature a host of new styling cues on both the interior and exterior of the car. SRT variants will be available and possibly as soon as 10 – 12 months after the original announcement.
The following 2018 Dodge Challenger review takes a closer look at the upcoming interior, exterior, engine, release date, and price.
2018 Dodge Challenger Review – Exterior and Interior Design and Features
The new 2018 Dodge Challenger will come with a number of new features as well as provisions both for its interior and exterior. Automotive enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that SRT variants will be available, that is 10 to 12 months after it’s launched. The known Barracuda nameplate might appear with the vehicle, while its body spots a smaller size in comparison to previous versions.
The new model tips the scales at a superior 3,834 pounds which is 308 pounds additional than the 2016 Mustang as well as 115 pounds extra than the 2016 Camaro. Dodge will use aluminum and carbon fiber. Dodge has a need for a smaller sized car that is inspired by other models cars such as the Ford and Cadillac that uses materials which allows for significant weight reductions. This is also applied in the current model cars as well like the CT6 sedan and F- 150 correspondingly.
To stay ahead of its competitor, Dodge will release a smaller sized car. Its interior will boast a luxurious, stylish and high-end comfort seats. The Challenger will be equipped with a navigation system, USB portal, Wi-Fi, satellite radio, infotainment system and air bags. The automobile will definitely spot a stylish cabin with higher end features. The sports car will be a 2 door car with better performance as well as handling.
2018 Dodge Challenger Review – Engine Specs and Performance
The 2018 Dodge Challenger engine is turbocharged variant and will run on an all four-wheel drive powertrain. As projected the automobile will be coupled with a 6 cylinder engine that produces at least 350 hp. The manufacturers will need to ponder outside the box as to design an engine that performs outstandingly well with low-grade 87-Octane fuel.
Given that the current Challenger does exceptionally well with lower fuel octane, there is a need to increase its compression ratio so as to increase response plus torque.
2018 Dodge Challenger Release date and Price
With the expected features and expectations in the new 2018 Dodge Challenger, the price is set to increase and start from $28,595 for the base model. A starting price of $65,000 will be noted on the high horsepower variants. The new model car will be launched in the market in mid- year 2018, specifically the month of July. The manufacturer hopes to sell at least six hundred thousand units of this model.