It looks like consumers who love the current Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger models will have a little more time with them that expected. Rumors have been floating around that these American-made muscle cars will be hanging around without a refresh until 2020.
According to a report from Automotive News, the Dodge Challenger and Charger debut date won’t be until the 2021 model year. Only then will Fiat Chrysler outfit these large sedans with its new Giorgio platform. According to Automotive News’ sources, one of Fiat Chrysler’s large sedans, which includes the Chrysler 300 along with the two Dodge models, will end production.
The new Giorgio platform is currently used as the underpinning for the Alfa Romeo Giulia, which will come to the North American closer to the end of this year. This platform will likely have to be widened and stretched to fit the Dodge Challenger and Charger models, and it might allow Fiat Chrysler to build a new soft-top convertible to add to its lineup, since it discontinued the Chrysler 200 Convertible in 2014.
Since this big update for the Challenger and Charger is now farther in the future, it’s likely we will only see a few tweaks here and there for the 2018 model year. If you want to see what the current Dodge models look like, then head over to Carl Hogan.