Dodge Charger 2015 debuts at New York Auto Show
Dodge has unveiled the facelifted 2015 Charger at this week’s 2014 New York Auto Show. Chrysler claims they have reworked almost about every body panel on the car, even if it appears to be just a friendlier Dart-inspired front and rear redesign using more LEDs.
Available in several trim levels, all get standard LED running lamps and tail lamps, while the SXT and R/T get LED foglamps as well. All models have exhaust tips integrated into the rear bumper, while the R/T now has a rear lip spoiler. Six new 20-inch alloy wheel designs are available, as are new colours.
Dodge has introduced a 7-inch thin-film TFT screen in the gauge cluster, while touchscreens up to 8.4-inches on the centre stack remain available. 3D navigation and downloadable apps are both available. The steering wheel, shifter knob and interior trim options have all been redone. U.S. owners get trial access to Uconnect services, which include 9-1-1 and assist call, roadside assistance calling options, theft alert, voice texting and a Wi-Fi hotspot, among other features.
Engines remain the same, with a 370 hp 5.7-litre V8 and a 292 hp 3.6-litre V6. Opt for the Charger SXT with the Rallye Appearance Group package, with a cold air intake, new exhaust and some ECU tweaks, and power is lifted to 300 hp for the V6. SE and SXT models are available with all-wheel-drive in the States. Details on the 2015 Charger SRT will be released later.
Also available are Normal, Comfort and Sport modes for the electronic power steering, lighter cast-aluminum axles and a sport mode for the automatic transmission. Changes take just 250 milliseconds–versus 400 as standard–and throttle mapping is more aggressive. The shifter itself is now fully electronic.
The 2015 Dodge Charger is slated to begin production in the fourth quarter of 2014, with deliveries starting by winter. We assume it will appear in UAE and other GCC showrooms sometime early next year.