Dodge teases 2015 Charger and Challenger before New York debuts
US carmaker, Dodge, have released teaser images of their latest 2015 Challenger and Charger models, ahead of their 2014 New York Motor Show debuts. The models gain a refreshed exterior and interior and the Challenger may possibly receive a Super Bee edition.
The 2015 Dodge Charger
The company states that the new model will receive “a full body makeover with nearly every single body panel being resculpted.” The teaser image of the new Charger sedan reveals that the model gains a sleeker front end with LED headlights and a blacked out version of Dodge's trademark crosshair grille. Other changes are likely to include a revamped rear end with redrawn tail lamps, new alloy wheel designs and a refreshed interior.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger
Alongside the Charger, Dodge will be showcasing their 2015 Challenger coupe. The Challenger was first launched in 2008 and according to the company, the new version will be, “new from the inside out.” The new model is a facelift not an all new model, as it's based on the current car's architecture.
Details are being kept under wraps at the moment, until the start of the New York Motor Show which will begin on April 17th. The company does however promise that the new Challenger will feature, “a new powertrain combination that is sure to get enthusiasts abuzz.” That hint likely means that Dodge's long-rumoured Hellcat engine may arrive at the Big Apple.
The Hellcat engine is believed to be a 6.2 litre version of Dodge's HEMI V8. The powertrain will use a supercharger to boost power to at lest 640 brake horse power and 600lb/ft of torque. More powerful than a Viper, the Challenger Hellcat will aim to rival vehicles such as the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
Possible Dodge Super Bee?
The rumours of a Dodge Super Bee variant were raised as one of the teaser images that revealed the tachometer which will feature on both models' instrument panels sported a revved-up bee on wheels.
In the 1970s, Dodge built several models with the Super Bee name, from the Coronet to the two door Charger. They were offered as a low priced performance version of the cars they were based on but the Super Bee brand wasn't very successful. This image could be predicting a new Super Bee model.
There is another possible reason for the bee as a similar logo was used by the company for the recent Scat Pack editions. The Super Bee wore Scat Pack badges in the 1970s, the Super Bee name and logo being based on the original Scat Pack mascots, so it could merely be an indicator of that special add on set of features.
More details on the 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger models will be made available before their public debut at New York on the 17th April.