Introducing the 2020 Charger GT AWD
Dodge doesn’t appear to be stopping the expansion of its lineup anytime soon as the brand just announced the new 2020 Dodge Charger GT all-wheel-drive (AWD). All-weather driving capabilities and a muscle car all wrapped into one is a combination that just can’t be found anywhere outside the Dodge brand’s offerings. This marks the first time the Charger GT trim offers buyers all-weather capable all-wheel-drive, along with a fierce performance-oriented exterior, a performance hood, a performance steering wheel equipped with paddle shifters, sculpted side sills and high-bolstered seats.
“Most people think of Chargers and Challengers as high-performance muscle cars, which clearly they are, but they can also be four-season capable AWD performance cars,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Only Dodge offers vehicles that combine practicality and all-weather driving confidence without sacrificing muscle car attitude.”
According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the top three purchase reasons buyers state when choosing a Dodge Charger are that it’s fun to drive, power and acceleration, and exterior styling. The Charger GT AWD joins its entry-level brother, the Charger SXT AWD, in dealer showrooms this coming first quarter of 2020 with dealer orders opening in January. The all-wheel-drive GT has a starting price of $34,995 (plus destination fee).
The 2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD isn’t the only new trim for the upcoming model year, it’s slated to join the new Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody and Charger Scat Pack Widebody. Existing trims such as the Scat Pack, GT, SXT, and SXT AWD remain in the lineup for 2020. Dodge figured out that the magic to making the Charger a success is to continuously give its customer base plenty of options, especially as the brand bucks the trend in an ever changing sedan segment.
According to FCA, the Charger model had its best third-quarter sales in 13 years during the third quarter of 2019. If the Charger closes the 2019 model year with this lead, it’ll be the third year in a row that it leads the large car sedan segment in the U.S. in terms of total sales. In an effort to give Dodge enthusiasts more of what they’ve come to love, the Charger GT AWD includes an active transfer case that delivers superb fuel economy and excellent all-season performance.
The transfer case facilitates the switch between rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive performance, with the ability to disengage the front wheels and redirect 100 percent of the torque to the rear wheels. As the vehicle’s sensors indicate that additional traction is needed, the system automatically reverts from rear-wheel-drive to all-wheel-drive. Snow and slush are no problem thanks to the vehicle’s Dynamic Control System as it provides extra traction on slippery surfaces and helps drivers stay on their desired vehicle path.
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