Along with the launch of the new Dodge Charger, the Chrysler family is also celebrating at this year’s New York Auto Show the debut of a new dodge Challenger. The iconic muscle car does not get a facelift as such, but a few revisions here and there to make it look more retro, and therefore cooler.
From the biggest highlights of the 2015 Dodge Challenger on the outside we can mention the new split grille, more pronounced and functional power bulge hood, LED halo headlamps and LED tail lamps. What really sets the new model apart, though, is the availability of new vibrant colors and new alloy wheel designs. The Challenger has never looked more desirable, except in 1971.
Speaking of 1971, the new Challenger’s cabin is heavily inspired by design cues from that era. Main features include high-sill center console and driver-focused instrument panel, aluminum bezels and 14 interior color and trim options, including throwback Houndstooth premium cloth, Radar Red, or Pearl and Alcantara suede and leather high-performance seats.
There is a touch of modernity among all this retro coolness in form of an 8.4-inch touchscreen media center with Uconnect Access system, new class-exclusive 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable cluster display, electronic shifter and Keyless Go.
2015 Dodge Challenger comes with a Scat Pack 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 mated an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual, delivering a class-leading 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. So the car should go as well as it looks.
Should you get it wrong and end up in trouble, don’t worry too much because there are more than 70 safety and security features to protect you. You even get a host of passive safety features, including Forward Collision Warning, adaptive cruise control, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.