Anticipation Builds for the 2020 Dodge Challenger
Lately, it’s been the 2020 Charger Widebody that’s taken over the airwaves and dominated the conversation. The new Widebody package was introduced for the Scat Pack and Hellcat trim levels back at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) annual “What’s New” media event that takes place in Michigan. Of course, rolling out the Widebody package meant that the Challenger and other parts of the Dodge lineup were forced to take the backseat, but that’s not to say that the brand didn’t offer up any new information. Readers should note that Dodge has not issued an official press releases about the 2020 Challenger, but experts believe that this means something big looms on the horizon.
The upcoming model year, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary muscle car. Rumors in the past indicated that the brand was interested in releasing a new trim level that would commemorate the anniversary, possibly offering up much more muscle and power than any other model in the past. Skeptics aren’t sure, but it would be asinine to assume that Dodge won’t be celebrating its crown jewel when the brand just offered a 35th-anniversary edition of its Grand Caravan model. Of course, some believe that Dodge has done plenty to push the envelope with the Challenger, but who is to say that there’s nothing left for the brand to innovate?
Enthusiasts have high hopes that Dodge will issue a special package for the 50th anniversary. Specifically, enthusiasts believe that there’s a 1000 horsepower Challenger with a modern take on the 426-cubic inch HEMI engine block. Some felt that the introduction of the Hellephant crate engine last fall (2018) was an indication that it could and would be the powerplant of the anniversary Challenger. The problem with this rumor? Experts at Mopar claim that there’s no way the Hellephant crate engine could comply with emissions regulations.
What’s fueling all of this speculation? The fact that the 2020 Challenger is nowhere to be seen. It’s not showing up on dealer order platforms, no news or key information has been released, and there are also quite a few 2020 models already on the market, making the Challenger a bit of a late entry. Although the model year is upon us, Dodge has not publicly uttered a word about the 2020 model, making enthusiasts believe that the brand is waiting to drop some big news that’ll shake up the industry. Upcoming auto shows – such as the Los Angeles Auto Show – provide the perfect setting for a big debut.
Maybe there’s a new halo package on the horizon so that enthusiasts can enjoy more power than the current Challenger Hellcat Redeye, os maybe it’s a replacement of the 392 engine that. Either way enthusiasts are hyped up and are awaiting official news from Dodge as the anticipation builds. With the 50th anniversary of the Challenger, we’re sure that Dodge is set to deliver another Earth-shattering car.
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