2023 Dodge Charger: What can you get for that money
The 2024 Dodge Charger concept is a clear indication that electric vehicles are taking over. Transforming one of the strongest muscle cars into an electric vehicle is no easy feat, but it comes with some big rewards in terms of performance. The next-generation Charger will likely be built on Stellantis's upcoming large electric vehicle platform, which is said to offer up to 500 miles of range. Of course, if you want to dial up the performance to Hellcat levels, you can expect the range estimate to be lower.
Dodge has released minimal information about the new Charger's powertrain, but in a YouTube teaser video for the concept car, we can see the car perform a four-wheel burnout. The new car's styling is reminiscent of classic Challenger and Charger models, with the return of the Fratzog logo from Dodge vehicles in the 1960s and 1970s.
The new Charger will be a two-door coupe with a liftback trunk, as opposed to the outgoing generation. To make sure it sticks with Dodge brand values, the Charger Daytona SRT concept features a chambered exhaust system that oral communication suggests resembles the sound of the supercharged V-8 SRT Hellcat model from before.
What's New for 2024?
The all-new Charger will likely go on sale for the 2024 model year, and it could be joined by a four-door variant. We won't know more about either car until closer to their launch date.
Although we don't know the definite pricing, the new Charger is suspected to be more expensive than past models. The 2024 Charger will have several different trims options, but right now we are only aware of three possible choices. The first two possibilities include the 340 and 440 which identify the horsepower in kilowatts respectively. Dodge has also communicated that SRT Banshee will be the most powerful model available. Once we receive more insight, this story will be updated with information on which model represents the better value for your money.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
The new Dodge Charger will have multiple powertrain options, with the 340 model making 455 horsepower, the 440 model 590 ponies, and the top-of-the-line SRT Banshee 800 volts.
Besides a typical EV direct-drive setup, the concept car has a novel multi-speed transmission. Something similar is available in the Porsche Taycan, and it's designed to enhance performance and range while driving at high speeds. Furthermore, it gives the driver experiences gear changes during periods of hard acceleration.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Unlike most four-door vehicles, the Charger concept is designed as a coupe. The trunklid operates as a liftback to provide access to a large cargo area, and Dodge points out that the rear seats fold down to create more space for larger items--for example, a new set of tires.
The car's large panoramic glass sunroof is eye-catching, as is the pistol-grip shift lever. The fighter-jet style cap for the ignition switch that flips open is also a nice touch. The interior design blends modern technology with retro design themes. It even includes a textured trim that replicates the grille treatment from the 1968 Charger.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Charger concept's interior sketches shows a trapezoidal-shaped infotainment touchscreen in the center of the dashboard and an oblong digital gauge display that appears to have a slight curve. The next-generation Stellantis's Uconnect infotainment interface will offer features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, on-board Wi-Fi,depending on the final design .