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2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger teased

By Chris Thompson, 10 May 2018 News

2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger teased news

Official photos show Challenger’s new bonnet and Charger’s “sinister” grille

New design features for both 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and 2019 Dodge Charger have been teased by the brand, which is on the verge of revealing more information about the future of both models.

Though concrete facts are scarce at this stage, it’s clear each will still have an SRT Hellcat version, signified by the badge for the Charger and an outright confirmation for the Challenger.

It is, however unclear what power and specifications each car’s 2019 iterations will bring.

Of the Challenger SRT Hellcat, Dodge says the new car will feature a ‘dual-snorkel’ bonnet scoop system to hark back to the classic Dodge muscle of last century.

“Dodge is again reaching back to its 100-plus-year history as it evolves the Challenger lineup for 2019, introducing a new dual-snorkel bonnet on Hellcat models that pays homage to the distinctive Mopar design themes from some of its most famous muscle cars.

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“This new fully functional hood harkens back to the mid-60s and early-70s, but with a modern interpretation that looks even more sinister and provides maximum air intake to the supercharged powerplant.”

A similarly vague statement is presented to media regarding the Charger, though Dodge does say the grille will be an all-new design.

“The Dodge Charger, America’s only four-door muscle car and the sales leader in the large car segment for five years running, is doubling down with upgrades inside and out for the 2019 model year.”

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat engine

Whether the supercharged 6.2-litre ‘Hellcat’ Hemi V8 which will very likely power these cars is still going to produce 527kW and 881Nm is unclear, though a power upgrade wouldn’t be a surprise.

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Dodge says it’s due to announce more details in the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, which is winter for us here in Australia. Stay tuned.