Dodge Charger And Challenger Not Going Anywhere Yet

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Not only that, but new variants are in the pipeline.

While most cars start to look old and decrepit after too many years on the market, the Dodge Charger and Challenger have aged like fine wine. Both continue to sell in surprising numbers, and even after all these years, they still manage to feel fresh, with the occasional all-new variant coming and breathing new life into the model lines.

It should come as no surprise, then, to learn that the Dodge Charger and Challenger will soldier on, as-is, at least until 2023. Better than that, several brand new variants will be joining the fray in the coming years, although it's entirely unknown what those variants will look like.

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The news doesn't come from Fiat Chrysler, or from a well-placed anonymous source. Instead, it comes from a press release put out by Canadian union Unifor, which represents most of FCA's Canadian manufacturing workforce. The Charger, Challenger, and their Chrysler-badged cousin, the 300, are all built at FCA's Brampton Assembly in Ontario.

Speaking of, Chrysler 300 production has been extended, as well, meaning it will continue production until the current-generation Charger and Challenger ride off into the sunset in 2023. The 300 is even older than its kinfolk, having been introduced in pretty much its current form all the way back in 2005, and its extended life cycle comes as more of a surprise considering its comparatively humble sales. But we'll take it.

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Some of the most recent additions to the Dodge Charger and Challenger lineup - cars like the 797-horsepower Hellcat Redeye, the Challenger T/A 392 Widebody, and the track-only Challenger Super Stock drag racer - have been home runs with regard to their ability to command the attention of enthusiasts. At the same time, Dodge has been expanding its line of sensible V6-powered AWD muscle cars over the last few years, so that now there are a total of four between both model lines.

All this is to say: we have no earthly idea what new Charger and Challenger variants could be on the way, but we look forward to finding out.

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