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Sergio m. Ceo: Challenger cannot continue
I stumbled across 2 articles on challengerblog.com where the big guy CEO Sergio M. specifically discusses the future fate of the Challenger going forward...
Its because of the CAFE Government regulations, his hands are tied behind his back and has no choice but to discontinue the car to meet the 35 MPG standard for ALL cars and light trucks by 2015-16.
By 2025 CAFE will require a 55MPG average which is going to change the entire auto industry...
He is not happy about it...especially since he drives a 392 Challenger as his daily driver (as stated in his interview) which says something because he could drive ANY car he wants even the expensive Alfa Romeo or Masaratti...but he drives a 392 Challenger...very cool I might add...
Nothing was mentioned as to how this will play out in the articles regarding if the Challenger gets sized down and brought back or the Barracuda or some other name plate will replace it...
If CAFE is forcing these changes it's probably a sure bet Charger and the CHY 300 will also see a similar fate in the near future due to size and weight.
If you like the Challenger as it is in it's current form you better move on one soon...I did.
Last edited by mr.jason; 11-10-2012 at 05:59 AM.