The 2023 model year will be the last for the modern Dodge Challenger and Charger, and it seems that it will be the final year for Hemi-powered Dodge muscle cars in general. Tim Kuniskis and his team are making sure that the final model year is memorable, with seven new heritage-inspired models for the Challenger and Charger released over the course of the next few months.
“We are celebrating the end of an era — and the start of a bright new electrified future — by staying true to our brand,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “At Dodge, we never lift, and the brand will mark the last of our iconic Charger and Challenger nameplates in their current form in the same way that got us here, with a passion both for our products and our enthusiasts that drives us to create as much uniqueness in the muscle car community and marketplace as possible.”
All seven of these models have technically been teased on the Dodge Garage 24-month road map to the brand’s future, but we don’t know which icons apply to upcoming models – or what those icons mean.
The first six of these heritage-inspired models will be introduced starting later this month and throughout September, and Kuniskis explained that these will be buzz models based on the brand’s past. We don’t know if all of these packages will be offered for both the Challenger and Charger, or if there will be a split between the two, but we know that they are not models that customers will be able to order. Dodge will build these cars and ship them to pre-selected dealerships, in what Kuniskis compared to a “sneaker drop”, and they will be sold to lucky customers on a first come, first serve basis.
The seventh heritage-inspired model will be introduced at the SEMA Show later this year, and Kuniskis stated that this car would be far more than a buzz model. He also suggested at the media preview that the SEMA Show debut will be another automotive legend. We are guessing that this is the long-rumored super-Challenger, with a big blower and more power than any production Dodge before it.
22 thoughts on “Dodge to Offer Seven Challenger, Charger Heritage Models for 2023”
Here we go again! The darn dealers are gonna scurf up the cars and the average Joe doesn’t stand a chance. Didn’t we all see this with the Demon? Probably stand a better chance at getting a Z06!!!!
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We’re not censoring… the spam filter is active because we’re getting tons of comments right now, some of which are spam.
The same people feeding us this man made global warming bs to control us further and take away ICE cars and everything ICE that is just FINE for the environment. The NWO keeps brainwashing the sheep.
Agreed 100%. All of this emission crap means nothing. Mexico has NO rules at all. Walk down any Main Street and you’ll see s**t flowing down the curb line. ALL chemicals and other waste from manufacturing plants (mostly automakers) are dumped into lakes and rivers behind the buildings. Factories and vehicles spewing out deadly black smoke 24/7. That’s just scratching the surface.Not really sure about Canada, but then again it’s Canada. Last time I looked, they were both attached to the U.S.A.. So where is ALL of that crap going? Anyway, don’t get me started but W.T.F. are these a**h***s (you know who you are) doing?
Who would want that G.M. junk?
I’ll buy a GM or a Ford. What I would never want to be seen in are Japanese and Korean brand junk
David, I was referring to two particular G.M. vehicles. This is still America (not for long). You still (hurry up) have the right to purchase any type of junk that you wish. If you want to purchase a ‘23 ZO6 (M.S.R.P. approximately $90K) for $200K, that’s fine. Just be advised that it will not be able to be insured for A.C.V. and you’ll be able to get one in two-three years for about $50K. Also, if you want to purchase a ‘22-23 G.M.C.
Hummer, you can purchase one now for $300K or take delivery of a factory order in SEVENTEEN years, according to the General. With same insurance issue as above.Or last but not least, you can purchase a beautiful new Buick that is assembled in Communist China. China was not on your “never be seen in list”. Have a wonderful day!
If Dodge is smart part of the reason dealers will get cars is a past experience they won’t add markup or keep them for themselves.
That makes total sense = they won’t do it.
I absolutely can’t believe that Dodge is going all electric what a sad day for the auto industry. It is strange that Carlos Taveres has been quoted as saying that they are not going all electric……
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Hey Patrick, are you censoring me. Even though it’s not in effect anymore, ever hear of the First Amendment?
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I sincerely apologize my friend. I’m from N.Y. Patients is not in my DNA. Please accept my apology and have a great night!
I have a 2020 didge charger scat pack and I will treasure it forever. Indigo blue. Never get rid of it.
Did Dodge ever manage to get the Direct Connection power upgrades past the CARB limbo?
It seems like CA is or was intentionally stalling on it or just being negligent on processing CARB EO applications.
I ask because I wonder if these upcoming limited edition models like the one with the “6.2L HO” hint on the side of the cover are essentially factory equipped with those same upgrades
6.2 H.O. is the Redeye / Super Stock engine. Pull up a window sticker on build and price, check inventory (Dodge.com). Upper left on sticker.
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