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This gets pushed out further into the future each and every year. FCA will likely undergo a "reorg" before this date becomes the present. This is really non-news frankly, no actionable content of any kind...

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My guess is that in 2018 they will tweak the grill, tail lights and introduce a new option package to keep the model "updated" for a couple years more. Maybe the awd GT version with updated grill and tail lights to make pre 2017 models look dated, lol.

Yet for a platform as outdated as it is, sales have only grown year over year.

I hope to trade mine in on a T/A in 2017 if my work situation improves.

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Wow. 2020 will make 13 years for the current Challenger model run! The original 1970s run was only 5 years.

So much for having an exclusive car. They will be as common as Mustangs. Start driving those garage queens!

If Dodge is sticking to retro cues, could a refresh resemble the 1972 Challenger?






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Wow. 2020 will make 13 years for the current Challenger model run! The original 1970s run was only 5 years.

So much for having an exclusive car. They will be as common as Mustangs. Start driving those garage queens!

If Dodge is sticking to retro cues, could a refresh resemble the 1972 Challenger?




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Redesign of the Challenger / Charger is old news. The date of the redesign is old news. No matter what the redesign looks like, some will love it and some will hate it. Whether it's called Challenger, Barracuda, or Aardvark doesn't matter.

The real questions: Can the new car still be built in Brampton? How long does it take to make all of the stamping dies to form new sheet metal? How long does it take to change all the dies on the production line? What has to happen to reprogram all the welding and painting robots? And then there are all of the other components that make up the car. How long does it take to make all of that stuff and build up an inventory to start production? What about training workers to build a new car? And training mechanics at the dealers (yes they are trained, don't say bad things about mechanics at dealers)? And then there is a whole lot of crash testing needed by the federal government. And EPA testing of any new engine. Answering these questions will give a good insight into the look and timing of the new car.
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^^^ Agreed. I saw a piece on Netflix about the design of the new gen. Mustangs. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it took them something like 6 years from concept to production.
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Redesign of the Challenger / Charger is old news. The date of the redesign is old news. No matter what the redesign looks like, some will love it and some will hate it. Whether it's called Challenger, Barracuda, or Aardvark doesn't matter.


I'd drive a Dodge Aardvark as long as its MOPAR. Sounds interesting, hehe.

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Can someone help me understand the 300 / badge engineering / termination conclusion?

I'm reading it as the 300 would not be sold in Europe as the Lancia whatever, not that it would be terminated in US.

I'm thinking the 300 is NOT badge engineered here, but there. Anyone else, or other knowledge?
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The only other muscle car / pony car that had a long run of the same series

Fox platform Mustang '79 - '93

2nd Gen Camaro / Firebird '70 - '81
Although more a sports car than a typical muscle car, the C3 Corvette ran from '68-'82. 15 yrs is a LONG time on the same platform! Yet, some of the highest production numbers where had, when the C3 platform was middle aged and older.

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I just hope they give enough warning to let me get a last year of the current platform. Not interested in any smaller vehicle.

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