2021 Dodge Charger to lose 500 lb, gain 300hp 4-cylinder turbo

The next generation Dodge Charger won’t debut until some time in the 2020s, and will switch to a platform shared with the Alfa Romeo Giulia.

Automotive News understands that Fiat Chrysler will give the current Dodge Charger a minor update for the 2019 model year, with an all new model not due until the next decade.

When the new Charger does appear it will use a stretched and widened version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia’s Giorgio rear wheel drive platform.

Although length will remain around 198 inches (5 metres), weight will be cut from 3,960 lb (1,800kg) to around 3,500 lb (1,590kg). The Charger will also gain a 300hp (224kW) 4-cylinder twin-turbo engine that will debut in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

An early styling buck was reportedly shown to dealers at a conference in Las Vegas last year, and the new car is said to resemble the 1999 Dodge Charger concept (above) styled by Tom Gale, Chrysler’s then design chief.

Source: Automotive News