The famous muscle car has been around for a quite long time, but the latest reports are suggesting that the current generation will remain in production for a couple of more years. This clearly indicates that the 2021 Dodge Challenger is about to carry on in the same way. The current generation was introduced in 2008, but it doesn’t have problems with popularity at all. Despite that rivals are much younger, the Challenger is still the second best-selling muscle car on the market. Therefore, the company won’t rush with the redesign. Most likely, that won’t happen before 2022.
The 2021 Dodge Challenger will carry on with the same design, so you may count on familiar design and features. This includes the engine lineup as well, which is definitely the strongest point of this muscle are. Given the lack of changes, we presume that the new model will hit the market sometime late in 2020.
2021 Dodge Challenger Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we expect no changes. This model rides on a good old LX platform, which has been updated four years ago. For that occasion, we saw a couple of mechanical modifications, but the bigger change wes actually a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Other than that, things are pretty much the same as on the initial model, which arrived more than a decade ago. Given the model’s age, it’s no wonder that most rivals handle better and that they are more agile in corners. On the other side, the Challenger offers a pretty smooth and quiet.
Of course, the styling should remain untouched as well. The 2021 Dodge Challenger will continue with a timeless look, which is heavily inspired by the original model from the ‘70s. Eventually, we could see a couple of new color options in the offer.
Despite the age, the 2021 Dodge Challenger will feature a pretty nice cabin. The overall quality is pretty good and most materials are really fine. Aesthetics are generally okay, while we like the fact that the cabin is pretty quiet. Also, this is the most spacious model in the class, probably the only one that offers an adult-friendly second row. The cargo area is pretty big as well.
Besides good overall design, the 2021 Dodge Challenger will also continue with a pretty long list of modern tech features. We particularly like the infotainment system, which works amazing and it is super intuitive. Also, Android Auto and Apple CarPay is standard in all models.
2021 Dodge Challenger Engines
This is definitely the strongest point of this muscle car and the 2021 Dodge Challenger is about to continue in the same way. The list includes several great engines, which are all powerful and refined. Base models are equipped with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 305 horsepower.
Of course, V8 engines are the real deal. A 5.7-liter V8 is the first one that comes to mind. This unit is good for about 375 horsepower. Also, there is a bigger 6.4-liter Hemi V8, which is good for 475 horsepower.
Finally, you can get a Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, which delivers 717 horsepower. The same engine is available in an even more powerful version, with almost 800 horsepower.
When it comes to transmission, you can get either an 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual gearbox.
2021 Dodge Challenger Release Date and Price
Given the lack of changes, we presume that the 2021 Dodge Challenger will hit the market in the last quarter of 2020. Base models go around 28.000 dollars, but keep in mind that this model goes in an extremely wide range, so the range-topping models can go all-away up to 72.000 dollars.
According to the latest reports, the current generation will remain in production for several more years. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about the redesign. According to rumors, there are two possibilities for the next-generation model when it comes to the platform. It looks like the new model will ride either on the Giorgio platform or maybe even on some of Maserati’s underprinting.
Naturally, a new platform will bring numerous improvements and we may presume that the new model will be significantly lighter and more agile. Of course, we also count on new powertrain options, which would include various forms of electrification as well. Unfortunately, it looks like the next-generation model won’t come before 2022.