You're Paying More for That 2016 Hellcat, Quite a Bit More
Just in time for super-low gas prices, Dodge’s Hellcats will cost $3,650 to $4,200 more next year — at least — Autoblog is reporting.
The 2016 Challenger Hellcat will start at $65,190 — including destination and gas guzzler tax, an increase of $4,200 over 2015. The Charger will start at $68,640 — including destination and tax, which is an increase of $3,650.
(Those prices don’t reflect the “market adjustment” one could likely see for the highly coveted, limited-production vehicles. Although, Dodge really doesn’t like that.)
Pricing isn’t official from Dodge, but Autoblog says they’ve confirmed the figures for next year. Roughly 900 customers who ordered Challenger and Charger Hellcats had their orders cancelled last month after Dodge said it would ramp up production of the muscle cars. The report says those customers would get $5,000 and $4,000 off their Charger and Challengers, respectively.
The report also details a similar price hike for most SRT models, the Challenger SRT 392 will see a $3,150 price hike to $51,190 and the Charger SRT 392 will jump $3,000 to $51,990.
For your extra dough, you get leather as standard.
Too many people can afford Hellcats. Chrysler can't produce enough. They want some of that dealer markup for themselves. Price is raised. Anyone who thinks it goes further than that is thinking too hard.
I'd love to own a Hellcat - but can't afford the car, the insurance, or the gas! If monster V8s go away, keep in mind we now have about 600lb motorcycles with around 200hp, ABS, and traction control, with warranty, at dealers for under $20,000 - and no insurance required in my state - Florida! You can buy a 300hp motorcycle from your Kawasaki dealer - but it's not street legal. OTH, you can get a license for essentially any vehicle in FL :)
Its called taking profits.
The forgotten middle child of hi-performance Challengers - the SRT 392. Can't hang with the Hellcat, and far more expensive than the Scat Pack. My local Dodge dealer just sold a $51K SRT8 in June - and it was a 2014 model! Sorry, Dodge, but the SRT is not $10K+ better than an equivalent Mustang or Camaro. What I want to know is if there is any price increase on the Scat Pack. There's currently an $8K difference between it and the SRT. A $3K price increase, and I'll probably give up on trying to acquire one. I know the Scat Pack isn't technically an SRT product. But it is the replacement for the 2014 SRT Core model, and arrives at dealer lots covered in SRT signage.