The Dodge Charger has been redesigned with sharper styling that gives it a retro-inspired look.
It's going to be a long wait for the all-new Dodge Challenger and Charger to arrive. Originally, the iconic muscle cars were going to be replaced in 2021, but Dodge has delayed both model launches even further. The current Dodge Charger has been on sale since 2011 while the Challenger has been on sale for over a decade, so replacements are long overdue. Then again, Dodge isn't in a hurry to replace them right now since sales for the Charger and Challenger are still strong, despite their age.
Last year, the Challenger outsold the Camaro by a huge margin, while the Charger enjoyed one of its best sales years ever in 2019 with 96,935 units sold in the US - an impressive achievement considering that sedan sales are declining for most automakers.
But both models will eventually be replaced. To give us an idea of what the next-generation Dodge Charger could look like, TheSketchMonkey has designed a render showing how the muscle car's styling could evolve.
The render artist doesn't think the current Charger's front-end suits a muscle car. To give the Charger a meaner look evoking the classic 1970s car, the designer has given the muscle car more angular headlights, reshaped the air vents, made the hood air intake more prominent, and sharpened the corners of the lower grille.
For the side profile, the hypothetical next-generation Dodge Charger retains its distinctive character lines, but the artist has added additional air outlets to give the design more functionality.
The resulting render depicts the Charger with sharper styling that may not be to everyone's taste, but it looks like a logical evolution of the current design while harking back to the classic muscle car. Sadly, the latest rumors suggest the redesigned Dodge Charger won't arrive until 2023 at the earliest, but we're hoping Dodge will launch a few more variants of the current model before then. Would you be happy if the next-generation Dodge Charger looks like this? Let us know in the comments below.