Rumors have been floating around internet regarding the latest news about 2017 Dodge Challenger and many people believe it will be released soon by the end of next year. According to experts, do not expect there will be big changes for the new Challenger, but who knows? There is maybe some redesign or restyling with exterior appearance and with the leaked spy images, we are here to talk about it in more details.
Is there any redesign for 2017 Dodge Challenger exterior?
There is no official news from the automaker itself; however we can say that the exterior got some important transformation thanks to the leaked spy pictures. And we can totally see it gets more muscles from rear and front bumpers alteration. From that, the car totally looks more massive and bulky. In addition, there is updated lighting and to make the style more perfect, the hood obtains stylish punch which fit well with the rest of the design.
Don’t know it is a good or bad news, but LED stop signal repeater is no more and in a whole the exterior almost looks similar with previous model and not to mention the legendary 1971 one, just see the similar taillights and grille which now gets LED as well as xenon bulbs. Moreover, compared with the predecessor, the dimension of the car seems larger. You can see it by read these measurement:
- Height 57 in
- Wheelbase 116.1 in
- Length – 197.6 in
- Width 75.5 in
Wider interior design of the new Challenger
Inside, the new Challenger gets wider interior and it makes the cabin roomier. What makes it more convenient is the way instrument panel designed with more concise design and straight clean lines. Interior design will be offered with fourteen different colors and the best thing is the automaker finally improves the finishing materials quality.
Talking about the center console, it seems the position is a bit raised and they even added 8.4 inches size of touch-screen Uconnect Multimedia. While the center console is renewed, instrument panel totally replaced by brand new stuffs like 4 round wells of gauges plus cabin has lot of buttons now. The steering wheel got updated and thanks for that, it becomes more multifunctional than before. Other things that needed to be mentioned are modern new compact media center system, armrest has been equipped with USB port that surely convenient for passengers, new seats that offering more comfort which got modern shock absorbers, and last but not least, the front seats completed with heating and ventilation systems.
There are more features that can be seen in the new 2017 Dodge Challengers such as communications system, airbags, navigation system, keyless entry, and rear view camera. Standard trim gets all these features while higher trims will be equipped with more fantastic equipments.
One of these three different engines are possible to run in Challenger
Since no official car presentation yet, so far we can only guessed what kind of engines that possible will be offered for the new 2017 Dodge Challenger. There are three engines that maybe will be equipped: 3.6 L, 5.7 L, and 6.4 L engines that respectively will produce 305 Hp, 375 Hp, and 485 Hp. The lowest engine will be matched with eight-speed automatic transmission while other versions of engine are either six-speed automatic transmission or eight-speed automatic transmission (AT). Surely it will be so much fun if the car gets the higher machine which offer more power. And since there might be improvement in technical characteristics of Challenger, from the latest design, it can be expected that the 6.4 L engine will be completed by higher torque that reached @4800 rpm. From that record, the car can run from 0 to 60 in just five seconds. Last but not least, maximum speed of the new car is 180 miles per hour (MPH).
How about the price and release date?
Canadian and American can pick from eight different versions of 2017 Dodge Challenger and as for the cost that you may need to spend if you want to get this upcoming car then it is perhaps around $32,000 to $35,000, though it could be less or more. Dodge Challenger is expected to compete with Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. Although, the car is seem to get minor change, however we can conclude that it still can offer greater performance and not to mention it is expected to offer a new special editions. Last but not least, release date is still just a rumor; some said it will be officially released in the end of 2017.
The new 2017 Dodge Challenger may be offered next year, but do not expect major change although many people said it needs some improvement here and there and not just a minor redesign. Even though who knows, maybe the Dodge will surprise all of us.