By Dave Ashton
In our modern, homogenized world of sedans, it’ h hard for a vehicle to stick out. We’ ve never had a much better time for in car functions, performance and reliability, but vehicle makers have to play it more secure than ever with so much choice in the marketplace. In the performance market, you have to proceed left field or buy into the supercar to get that stamp associated with real individuality. However , the Avoid Charger is ploughing its own route and in a world where the sedan might be on the endangered list, Dodge are usually bucking the trend with a vehicle that will seems to tick all the boxes.
Why the Avoid Charger works..
Sales of the 2019 Dodge Phone chrgr were up in the first 6 months of the year and along with the stablemate, the Challenge r, show simply no sign of slowing down. Why this really is so comes from an insight with Dodge’ s brand manager Kevin Hellman as discussed with Automotive Information. ‘ The Charger is unique. It’ s a sedan, but it’ s also a muscle car. It can so many things well. It can reach a wide variety of people. And it has personality. ’ ‘ To your point, sedans are lower, but I think those sedans don’ t have the personality — they’ re easily replaced. They’ lso are easily switched out for a [utility vehicle]. There’ s nothing else such as the Charger. How many other purple sedans would you see out there that look great? So it’ s being various. People that want to stand out in the masses, that want to wear their personally on the sleeve. ’
I believe this is echoed by the fact that system is now 10 years old and still well-known. Platform changes are on the horizon in the next few years, which may bring a small design shift, but the basic foundations will still be in place. The latest Charger wide-body now fills out the design, to give a far more muscular appearance and although it doesn’ t have the strict two doorway, muscle car template, four doorways for some is more practical.
On the subject of the charger wide-body, Hellman states, ‘ With the Widebody , the biggest factor is getting more rubber to our clients because of the higher horsepower and more grip. That’ s goal No . 1 ) We’ re definitely thankful for that will. There’ s people that have been doing the work in the aftermarket here and there, but I believe directly from us is really what people are waiting for. Other than the additional performance that will we’ ve added in terms of obtaining the grip to the ground, the car appears beautiful, too. ’
And this may be one of the points towards the Chargers continuing success. It’ h a performance vehicle with daily practicality. It may not be as perky as a lightweight two seater, however the ethos is in straight-line speed as well as the ability to fit in four reasonably size adults. That’ s the standard muscle tissue car ethos of taking a medium-size sedan and dropping in a greatly powered, performance engine. Something you are able to drag race at the weekend but still ride to work in on Mon. A car for all occasions. It’ ersus also got to be relatively inexpensive.
Obviously, one of the prepaid calling cards of the Charger is that mighty Hellcat engine. Forget about the souped up 2L turbos, there’ s no alternative to displacement with the Supercharged 6. 2L HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 motor which produces 707 HP plus 650 lb-ft of torque, through a top-flight automatic transmission. But , if you don’ t need that much power you can begin with a 3. 6-liter Pentastar V-6 or a Hemi-powered Charger R/T. There’ s also an all wheel drive edition for the bad weather and the accessibility to a front axle disconnect. With respect to the model, there’ s also the option of different performance suspension setups, Brembo brake systems and although the internal may be simpler than some of the competition, feature rich with plenty of contemporary tech. like Uconnect.
But , features and options only don’ t always cut this in the modern market. The traveling experience needs to be individual, along with the newest goodies. Read any review of the particular Dodge Charger and even the toughest dissenters will agree that right after driving the Charger, it’ ersus a bundle of fun and you normally leave with a smile. Why? since the Charger has stuck to the muscle car ethos and serious down, knows that we all want – raw power and that driving within the edge fun.
Who’ s buying these things?
The biggest buyers associated with muscle cars are now in their forties and 50s. Studies online state the average age of those buying right into a new Challenger is 51 years of age, with a Dodge Charger not much behind. This may be due to more economic stability, but also they can remember the particular classic days of muscle cars and could want to buy into a modern version, with all the money at hand to buy into the larger V8 options.
Yet that doesn’ t exclude youthful buyers. V6 automatics from almost all muscle car makers are the bestselling and the most affordable to the younger marketplace. A 2019 Dodge Charger GRAND TOURING comes in all wheel drive at $31, 980, the SXT $27, 390. Include some extras like the Dynamics package deal with wider wheels and tires and then it’ s a tempting performance choice.
But the biggest pull is the styling and handling, that is contrary to the prepackaged vehicles from all other makers. Just something a bit distinct from the norm. Buy into a Dodge Phone chrgr and even to the uninitiated, it returns the warm feeling of aged TV shows, movies and all those insane stunts.
Which offers to our final point. To have character the car needs to be individual, a certain state of mind, which may go against the current tide, yet this at the least commands respect. For this reason, the Dodge Charger isn’ to going away any time soon and it’ h more than likely that as we migrate for an electric vehicle world, the muscle tissue car and the Dodge Charger may stand out, representing the more visceral method we should be driving our vehicles.