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Who knows if Chrysler will still be in Business in 2019?
Did yea look at their stock today lol(falling like a rock}..............JQ
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The August 2016 issue of Automobile ran an article entitled, "Future Cars."

The article contains photos of the new 2019 Challenger and a 'Cuda convertible! See below.

The new lighter models will share a rear-wheel drive platform with the Alfa Romeo Giulia and will continue to offer a V6 and Hemi engines (including a 750 hp Hellcat). According to the article, "the plan is for Dodge to be the all-American, value-priced alternative to Alfa Romeo, which is targeting BMW. The cautionary note is that since "FCA has delayed the launch of the Alfa Giulia, the Challenger may be delayed as well. Also, looming are the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. With Jeep and RAM accounting for 62% of FCA's U.S. sales, Marchionne might have some hard product decisions ahead."

The power-to-weight of these lighter cars should be a big performance advantage.

If these are how the 2019s will look, are you happy?
I received this issue of Automobile magazine in yesterday's mail and was tempted to post the photos as well, but I couldn't bring myself to go through with it. Why? Because the artist's rendering of the future Challenger appears hideous -- IMO.

The Euro look of the rear quarter panel is very similar to modern Aston Martins -- not pony cars by any stretch of the imagination -- and this is the direction FCA is going with the Alfa brand. Apparently the artist was conceding to the inevitable platform sharing. I understand that interpretation but I'm sure the actual designers will be capable enough to give us a more familiar Challenger -- they surely did a great job almost a decade ago, and that was also on an existing shared platform.

I have faith that the real cars guys left at Dodge division will give us an all-around better looking replacement than the caricature in the magazine illustration.

As far as the future of the Challenger model is concerned, I have to believe the current sales numbers will have a profound influence. Although Mustangs and Camaros outsell Challengers, the Challenger numbers are a much bigger percentage of overall FCA sales than the other two pony cars are to their respective manufacturers.

Challengers and V8s should be around long enough to have an autonomous mode option, but I can't, for the life of me, figure why any Challenger owner would ever use it.

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Put me down for the 'Cuda vert. It's not bad as is, but I guaranty it will be a lot closer to the originals when all's said and done. It will come with girls on the hood too!
You should be more concerned about the other car you don't have yet .... lol


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You should be more concerned about the other car you don't have yet .... lol
A Plum Crazy Hellcat owner's always the last to know. I picked it up yesterday and posted pics on post# 96 here: https://www.challengertalk.com/forums...3/index10.html
Now I have to install MOPAR doorsill protectors, mud guards, and SpeedLogix catch can. I think I'll start with the catch can, since I've already put 100 miles on it and don't want any more oil getting into the intake manifold than is already there.
I meant to ask you what you chose for a vanity plate. You know I used to have a '10 PCP Classic and transferred the PLMCRZY plates from it, to my Jeep GC. I hate to tie up the plate and I'm due to re-register the car in August. Would you have any interest in getting these plates for your car?

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A Plum Crazy Hellcat owner's always the last to know. I picked it up yesterday and posted pics on post# 96 here: https://www.challengertalk.com/forums...3/index10.html
Now I have to install MOPAR doorsill protectors, mud guards, and SpeedLogix catch can. I think I'll start with the catch can, since I've already put 100 miles on it and don't want any more oil getting into the intake manifold than is already there.
I meant to ask you what you chose for a vanity plate. You know I used to have a '10 PCP Classic and transferred the PLMCRZY plates from it, to my Jeep GC. I hate to tie up the plate and I'm due to re-register the car in August. Would you have any interest in getting these plates for your car?
Congrats on finally getting your car!
I would love to see the color in person.
I see there is a cruise in Nashua on Fridays .. maybe meet up there sometime?
Thanks for the offer on the plate ... but I went a different route and stayed away from the purple reference ...
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A former co-worker I worked with back in the mid-late 90's at the company that had earlier in life been Creative Industries, said the Cuda is indeed coming back & will be available as a convertible. This was at Autorama earlier this year when I ran into him. They do all kinds of vehicle buildups for Chrysler. So something is indeed going on. I'd bet these artist renderings are not going to accurately reflect the production finals.

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Wheres the cruise on Nashua on Friday nights? Maybe I'll show up some time.

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Wheres the cruise on Nashua on Friday nights? Maybe I'll show up some time.

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In the Target parking lot in Nashua. On Amherst st
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At what point does the "Fiat Factor" kick in and turn our beloved Challenger and Chargers into small European type cars with 4 cyl engines?
I hope NEVER
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