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Speculation: Next Dodge Challenger Will Look Like Plymouth Roadrunner

I had a thought so thought Id share it! I think the next generation of the Dodge Challenger will continue with the same nameplate (of course) but be mostly styled after the 1971-72 Plymouth Roadrunner. I noticed a few branding clues but the howitzer in kitchen for me came when I was trying to expand the Durango SRT grille out to the Charger and Challenger.

Notice the general shape then widen it out enough to include headlamps for the Challenger. You should end up with something very similar to an early-2nd generation Plymouth Roadrunner.

The perfect update to the current Challenger we have grown to know so well and it rekindles the nostalgia we got when the car debuted against the retro Mustang and resurrected Camaro. I also think the distinct C-pillar treatment is very much in trend with modern cars.

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Add in the fact that the Mustang will still be running a “Coyote” engine and you have a looney recipe for Mmm mmmMMM, marketing!

Personally, I think the Camaro is going full sportscar and getting smaller next generation (that’s the only reason I can see an RMR Corvette being needed). The Mustang has found its stride as a sport coupe. That leaves the battle ax of a Challenger to continue as the “Personal Luxury Car for the People,” which somewhat ironically allows the Challenger to go more upmarket, nice! Can’t wait for that Georgie platform, Corinthian leather, and the introduction of composite Galatian carbon fiberette trim.

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Lastly, AWD has been very well received with the introduction of the Challenger GT. What if that expanded to higher engine options? You could have the Challenger GT, GTB, GTS, or some other completely random, definitely not iconic, totally off-the-top-of-my-head letter tacked on for the all-wheel drive SRT variants.

Are you completely coincidentally thinking the same GT-”letter” Im completely coincidentally thinking?

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Say it with me on the count of three!

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GT-Cross!!! Ahhh sh’yeah!!!

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