Iconic Dodge Charger Gets Makeover for 2015

Ken Chester Jr.

The iconic Dodge Charger gets a full-body makeover for 2015 with an all-new exterior that is spiritually inspired by the iconic second-generation Charger from the late 1960s.

For 2015, the new Charger sedan specifically draws its cues from the 1969 model. The Charger’s easily recognizable Coke-bottle design and scalloped body sides, sinister front crosshairs and aggressive stance and signature LED “racetrack” tail lamps all get a major makeover for 2015 with cleaner lines to create a sleek, chiseled, nimble and lighter weight appearance. The exterior redesign includes changes to the hood, fenders, front and rear fascias, headlamps, tail lamps, front doors and spoiler.

The 2015 Dodge Charger will be available in four models: SE, SXT, R/T and R/T Road & Track. To help Charger keep its edge, Dodge is loading up the new sedan with a slew of new technologies and a host of premium features, such as high-end interiors and the latest technologies.

Power for the large RWD Dodge sedan is generated by the standard 3.6L V-6 Pentastar engine. R/T models are outfitted with the automaker’s iconic 5.7L HEMI® V-8. Torque for both engines is delivered to the asphalt through a 845 RE TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive (AWD) with front-axle disconnect is available on SXT and SE models.

The available AWD system features a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle disconnect system that improves fuel economy by up to five percent. Dodge Charger’s innovative AWD system seamlessly transitions between RWD and AWD with no driver intervention. When AWD is not required, the system automatically disconnects the front axle to maximize fuel economy while still providing the outstanding performance and handling inherent in RWD vehicles. To better anticipate low-traction roadways, the Dodge Charger’s innovative AWD system automatically engages in cold weather, when slip is detected or when the windshield wipers are on in rainy or snowy conditions.

Inside the passenger cabin, the new Charger’s restyled driver-focused interior features all-new premium, soft-touch materials, a new seven-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable digital instrument gauge cluster and a new instrument panel center stack with a next-generation audio system embedded in the stack’s standard touch screen display. Framing the Charger’s new instrument cluster is a newly redesigned three-spoke thick rim sport steering wheel with available paddle shifters. The buttons to control driver information functions are now larger and illuminated to make them easier to operate. Buttons for Uconnect and phone access now reside along the bottom edge of the horizontal spokes. As before, Charger’s popular audio controls are still found on the back of the upper steering wheel spokes.

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