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Dodge to Redesign Charger and Challenger in 2020, Chrysler 300 Likely Axed



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Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) won’t bring a major redesign to its large car lineup until at least 2020.

The Dodge Charger and Challenger won’t make their move onto the new Giorgio platform until the 2021 model year, while the Chryler 300 is expected to be axed at the same time. The Giorgio platform underpins the new Alfa Romeo Giulia and will offer both of Dodge’s big cars a significant weight loss.

Until that switch over happens, FCA will refresh these cars once again in 2018, following in the footsteps of a major refresh in 2015 that brought a boost to sales. With speciality models like the Hellcat, FCA has been able to boost profit margins and keep interest in these cars despite their dated platform.

The Giorgio platform will have to be stretched and widened to accept the next-generation Charger and Challenger, while it is also rigid enough to spawn a convertible variant, likely to be called the Barracuda if it makes it to production.

When this change over happens, it is expected that the Chrysler 300 will be no more. FCA is slowly working away from its badge-engineered vehicles and eliminating the 300 from the Chrysler’s lineup is another step in keeping each brand separate.
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So I heard rumors about big V-8's going away, and also going into smaller cars. Is this the first step?
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Looking at a glance doesn't seem like the Alfa Romeo is a smaller vehicle. I assumed before I looked up the vehicle.
Still curious to what this will bring.
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So I heard rumors about big V-8's going away, and also going into smaller cars. Is this the first step?
The Hellcat was a huge success. The V8 isn't going away any time soon.

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So I heard rumors about big V-8's going away, and also going into smaller cars. Is this the first step?
The Hellcat was a huge success. The V8 isn't going away any time soon.
Very true. Just wondering if maybe they're starting to head in that direction. Just speculating really. I love how dodge sort of stuck to their roots with the big and heavy cars, just going to be a little upset if and when the time comes that they go in a different direction.
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Very true. Just wondering if maybe they're starting to head in that direction. Just speculating really. I love how dodge sort of stuck to their roots with the big and heavy cars, just going to be a little upset if and when the time comes that they go in a different direction.
If the Dart is any indication...

Hopefully it's replacement is more reliable or more fun.

Both would be nice.
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Looking at a glance doesn't seem like the Alfa Romeo is a smaller vehicle. I assumed before I looked up the vehicle.
Still curious to what this will bring.
The current Alfa Guila can only accommodate a V6 engine - the top model is a twin-turbo V6. If a V8 is planned for the future LA chassis replacement, like the 1st post article mentions, FCA would need to modify the Giorgio platform to make that possible.

Think of in these (historic reference terms) the old A-body Barracuda had limits on what could fit into the engine bay. When the E-body version was being designed, the larger B-body cowl (wider) was used to allow engines from Slant 6, LA, B/RB and Street Hemi engines to be fitted.

The Alfa Guilia is close to the size of the BMW 3 / 4 series, so that would give an idea of the rough dimensions and overhangs. The proportions are different from how the LA chassis is currently at.

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I think we all knew that the Challenger was going to get smaller/lighter which is the reason I got my '16. This big body car will stay with me until I'm 6 feet under. It's not too say that I won't get a newer Challenger but I'm sure the styling cues won't be as "retro" as the current car.

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2020 makes this body style a little long in the tooth.
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