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This Is The New Dodge Charger

Dodge just dropped something of a surprise on us. In a post on social media, the automaker shows several photos of a new car. With the images comes a simple message: No cameras or recording devices permitted. Pre-production model shown. Available late 2024.

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So what are we looking at here? Dodge confirmed with us that these are next-generation Dodge Charger images, shown here in pre-production form without a stitch of camouflage. In fact, the images show a tiny bit of camo being removed, but alas, we don’t get an absolutely clear look at the entire car. Between odd angles, shadows, and a chain link fence, something is obscured. But still, here’s the new Charger before you’re supposed to see it. Though Dodge shared these photos, so actually, you are supposed to see it.

From what we can see, the overall lines of the concept are perhaps just a bit subdued for the production model but much of what we saw in 2022 carries over. The roof appears a bit taller, and there are standard side mirrors on the doors. Here’s a look at the concept for comparison.

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The best part is that we also notice inspiration from the 037 and Stratos, while there are some clear references to the Pu-Ra HPE idea. All things considered, it’s a stylish city car with a unique front aspect, yet it’s also important to note that it shares a lot of similarities with other Stellantis goods. Given that Lancia, Peugeot, Citroen, and Opel all have the same foundation, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise. The new Ypsilon’s body proportions thus resemble those of the Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa.

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But this photo could have larger implications for a combustion Charger, too. Rumors persist of a twin-turbocharged I6 version accompanying the electric model. That report was bundled with word that the EV will have Charger Daytona branding, with the combustion version being Charger. Now, part of that report is confirmed. And our last conversation with Dodge about combustion-engine rumors ended with a no comment versus an outright denial, so take that as you will.

There’s also no missing the Fratzog badge in the upper grille, a symbol that will likely adorn EVs to represent Dodge’s “Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust” setup designed to give its otherwise silent cars a muscle car mimicking rumble. The hood also appears to have a similar drop to the concept, with the panel above the thin grille actually serving as something of a spoiler, channeling air above and below it over the hood.

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