Dodge Charger Concept Debuts This Weekend

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
dodge charger concept debuts this weekend

Rampant speculation surrounds the Dodge Charger and the possibility it might eventually receive the same wide-body treatment applied to the Challenger SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack. Last month, Mopar enthusiasts, claiming insider knowledge, said Dodge would have sedan versions ready for the 2020 model year.

It wasn’t much to go on, but the automaker recently confirmed there will be a concept Charger on display at California’s Spring Fest this weekend, following the appearance of an online video showing a camouflaged SRT sedan cruising around Southfield, Michigan.

The video, shared by multiple outlets, shows a Challenger playing host to panels that appear to contain room for a wide-body kit. MoparInsiders previously claimed such a vehicle was rumored to debut at California’s Spring Fest this weekend, and CarBuzz confirmed it after asking the manufacturer for clarification about the mystery model in the brief clip.

“We are taking a Charger design concept to Spring Fest (this upcoming weekend) to gauge feedback from the huge Dodge Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300 enthusiast base that attends the California event each year. Other than that, we don’t have anything to announce,” explained a company spokesperson.

From MoparInsiders:

Here is what we know thus far about the upcoming 2020 Dodge Charger Widebody models. First is they will feature drastically different looking front and rear fascias. The new dual-snorkel grille for 2019, will be redesigned just for the widebody cars and will feature smaller intakes lower in the corners of the upper grille. Both front and rear fascias had to be radically redesigned to incorporate the Charger body lines with the new widebody fender flares.

While the fender flares are there, we never get a great look at the front of the vehicle. The rear also doesn’t look quite so “drastically different” as we would have expected. But the fact that Dodge is telling us to just wait and see what comes to Spring Fest makes us believe the car’s a legitimate prototype for whatever Dodge is sending to the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, CA this weekend.

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  • Jack For me, this would be a reason for rejection if considering a purchase of one of these overgrown golf carts.
  • Bufguy An enthuiast obviously owned this car....Love the old school VDO gauges added to the dash....The same ones standard in my 1981 VW Scirocco
  • Bill Wade Very simple for me, no Android Auto, no purchase. No young person in the world will buy one without Carplay.
  • MrIcky I like the 78 concept. I like the safari type top on the purple one but I don't like that color, I want to like the warth...scrambler concept but it doesn't quite do it for me. I'd like to try the magneto.
  • Tassos GM, especially under the sorry reign of socially promoted nobody Mary Barra (who would not have a chance in hell being appointed the CEO if she was a MALE) has done far dumber and sillier things than that, wasting BILLIONS on 'cruise' and expecting it to make it $50 billion, remember? THey do not mention the name much these days, the clowns at GM, do they?