Dodge To End Production of Charger and Challenger At the End of July
It’s no secret that the Dodge Challenger and Charger as we know them are going away, but learning that production is ending at the end of July really brings the point home. So, if you’re on the hunt for a new Dodge muscle car, you’ve only got ten days left to act.
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis told Road and Track, “As we transition to an exciting, electrified muscle car future, we’re making the end of an unforgettable era for Dodge, and time is running out for those who want to own a piece of it.” The automaker released a limited-run series of “Last Call” models, celebrating the Charger and Challenger, but buyers can still (for now) order from its regular catalog.
Orders may be closing, but production will run through the end of the year. Though it hasn’t given a direct indication of the direction it’s headed with muscle cars, Dodge has shown its electric Charger concept several times, indicating that the next powerhouse car from the company will retain vintage-inspired looks.
Dodge’s discontinuation of the Charger and Challenger is not surprising, given its intentions to electrify. The automaker is not alone in axing its muscle cars, as Chevy will soon cut the Camaro loose. That will leave the Ford Mustang as the lone American muscle car, though that could quickly change.
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