Ralph Gilles, Head of Design of the FCA Group shared a sketch that reveals some of the design features that the muscle car could adopt in the future
He FCA Group (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), is already working on the successors of the Charger and the Challenger, two models of Dodge They could be introduced around 2023. Both cars are currently the two vehicles that represent the essence of the typical American muscle car.
With high-displacement V8 engines, massive power and torque figures, along with a design very much to American taste, these cars they have a LX platform which has its origin in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211.
Ralph Gilles, Head of Design of the FCA Group, shared on his Instagram account, a sketch that anticipates part of the appearance that the new Charger could have, as well as part of its history.
“We never show future products on social media. But I am going to make an exception for this experimental design of a Dodge of the future that will not come out of paper ”, Gilles shared, explaining that the proposal was rejected for a relatively simple reason, since the design presented integrated the front spoiler protections – yellow – to the bumper.
The next generation would be presented in 2023 and would use the Giorgio platform, of Alfa Romeo origin. Credit: Courtesy Ralph Gilles.
This detail was not to the liking of the company executives, because previously to preserve the integrity of the bumper, a yellow rubber was added to the spoiler, but it had to be removed when delivering the unit. However, many owners of Charger and Challenger’s liked that color detail so much, they kept it in their cars, which did not please the brand, and to fix it, this protection is now pink.
According to the 16valvulas.com portal, the Next Generation will use the platform Giorgio (originally Alfa Romeo and that debuted in the Giulia and the Stelvio) and could see the light in 2023. In addition to including the possibility of incorporating some hybrid or mild-hybrid variant.
The official presentation should take place in the coming months, as it could have been Dodge’s novelty for the Detroit Motor Show, an event that would take place in June and that the organizers decided to cancel as a result of the pandemic of COVID-19.
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