Dodge Challenger Update: Widebody Hellcat, Non-Hellfeline Release To Distract Fans From Next-Gen Vehicle Delays?

Sep 07, 2016 06:09 AM EDT | Leian N.

Although there was a delay in producing next-gen vehicles for this year, Dodge Challenger updates were introduced to join the V-8 vehicles. With the brand new 707-hp Hellcat and an all-wheel-drive non-SRT Challenger, customers of Dodge will have more options to choose from after the release of the new models.

Dodge recently announced that they will have new models to showcase come 2018 including the Dodge Charger Sedan and the Dodge Challenger Coupe. However, the production of such was estimated to have been done by 2017. Despite the delay, the brand announced that customers will have something else to look up too other than the Next-Gen vehicles to be released soon.

According to Car and Driver, the all-new rear-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger Hellcat, which is to be named as the Dodge Challenger ADR and all-wheel-drive non-SRT Dodge Challenger GT AWD, will form part of the upcoming V-8 powered vehicles.

Model Updates

The Dodge Challenger ADR will have broader bodywork and a 707-hp supercharged V-8 between its fenders. On the other hand, the Dodge Challenger GT AWD will have more upgrades relating to its exterior. It will have an all-wheel-drive system with a V-6 powered engine and is expected to have a remodeling for the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia event. The latter development will also form part as a major change to the Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Package.

In other news, Auto Blog reported that the brand initially revealed the modifications during the SEMA event last year wherein the Dodge Challenger ADR will be released in 2017 and by 2018, a redesign will be imposed upon all units.

Other Modifications

Apart from the Challenger units, the brand also revealed that they may have a full-size crossover with Chrysler come 2018, followed by a mid-size crossover with the same brand by 2019. Units such as the Dodge Jeep Compass and Dodge Wrangler will be redesigned by 2017 while the Cherokee will also be installed with minor updates.

Despite the delay in the production of Next-Gen vehicles, the brand new Dodge Challenger ADR and Dodge Challenger GT AWD will be added to the collection to give anticipating customers a wider choice variance on the muscle cars.

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