The Dodge Charger Widebody is Right Around the Corner
Not that long ago we reported that spy photographers had witnessed the 2020 Dodge Charger Widebody out for a test run, but now we have official confirmation that the Charger Widebody is coming soon. Turns out the rumors were true. Dodge just released a short video teaser touting that “Something big is coming,” all while what we presume to be a Charger Widebody peeks out from underneath the vehicle cover. The teaser clip doesn’t explicitly mention the name of the new model, but it certainly appears that its the long-awaited widebody model.
Looks to us like the cat is pretty much out of the bag when considering the exterior design. Spy shots had already revealed the Charger Widebody a few months ago when a red, black, and grey camouflage prototype was seen out and about for testing. Needless to say, the camouflage disguise proved useless in trying to hide the extended hips and additional widebody features. Earlier this year, Dodge aficionados were circulating an unofficial concept plan that hinted at visual enhancements. Check out the teaser below:
According to industry insiders, preliminary information indicates that the Charger Widebody will be the same as the Challenger Widebody lineup, meaning prospective buyers will have plenty of options – including powertrains – to choose from. Buyers will likely be able to choose between a 797-horsepower Charger Redeye Widebody or a 717-horsepower Charger Hellcat Widebody. The Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody is also in the works according to insiders.
It’s difficult to decipher what exact version of the Charger Widebody is being teased in the video, but the design on the front bumper and fascia matches the prototype that was initially spied. Experts take this as a confirmation that Dodge is ready to unveil the new Charger once and for all. Seems to us that it’s safe to assume the Dodge Charger Widebody will be hitting the market soon. According to Mopar Insiders, the Dodge Charger Widebody will debut during the Summer of 2019 instead of later in the year at the LA Auto Show in November as had been previously reported.
When and where is the big reveal going to take place? Mopar Insiders is convinced that the Charger Widebody will debut at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) annual drive event, currently scheduled for the end of June (2019). The event is open to members of the media and they’re invited to test drive the automaker’s latest vehicles for the upcoming model year. It’s safe to assume that not all Charger Widebody variants will be shown all at once, with the pricier and more powerful models coming later this year. As is customary, pricing and availability will be announced by the automaker as we near the market launch date.
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