WATCH: 2015 Dodge Challenger Debuts at New York Auto Show

2015 Dodge Challenger photo

 

Dodge has made few changes to the Dodge Challenger since its 2008 reboot, but the competition is forcing that to change. With an all-new Mustang coming out this year, and updates to the Camaro, Dodge decided it was time to spruce things up. The 2015 Challenger model is getting an all-new interior, some additional retro styling cues and — because a guy can never have enough — the manufacturers are putting even more power under the hood.

“For 2015, we’re going deep with the remake of the Dodge Challenger,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The iconic 1971 Challenger inspired the design of this modern day muscle car, but the recreation of this classic styling extends well beneath the surface of the sheet metal. We have completely re-engineered the Challenger with a new best-in-class 485 horsepower 392 HEMI and TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission powertrain, an upgraded suspension, new class-exclusive technologies and a completely new interior.”

Watch the video above for a great summary, but here’s the info in detail from PR Newswire (via our partners at Reuters).

  • New for 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 punches out an estimated 485 best-in-class horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque via a six-speed manual or new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, Brembo brakes and 20-by-9-inch aluminum wheels
  • New 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker combines the ultimate combination of power and heritage cues with a functional Shaker hood
  • 1971-inspired design, both inside and out, features refined exterior styling updates and heritage muscle-car appearance with new split grille, more pronounced and functional power bulge hood, LED halo headlamps and LED tail lamps
  • All-new interior includes 1971-inspired high-sill center console and driver-focused instrument panel, aluminum bezels and 14 interior color and trim options, including throwback Houndstooth premium cloth, Radar Red, or Pearl and Alcantara suede and leather high-performance seats
  • Segment-first eight-speed automatic transmission delivers world-class precision and fuel efficiency, along with Sport mode and paddle-shifting capabilities for enhanced performance and an improvement in fuel economy
  • Significant new technology upgrades feature all-new class-exclusive 8.4-inch touchscreen media center with Uconnect Access system, new class-exclusive 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable cluster display, electronic shifter and Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start across all models
  • More than 70 safety and security features, including new for 2015 class-exclusive Forward Collision Warning, adaptive cruise control, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection
  • Enthusiast-desired rear-wheel-drive (RWD) architecture with advanced technological solutions:
    • New electric power steering (EPS) now provides three driver-selectable steering modes: Normal, Comfort and Sport
    • All-new cast-aluminum axle housing reduces weight
    • Updated suspension – Super Track Pak now available on all models
    • Standard Sport mode adjusts throttle, transmission and steering performance
    • All-new Dodge Performance Pages provide configurable drive modes
    • New launch control improves offline acceleration performance
    • Available Brembo four-piston high-performance brakes reduce stopping distance
    • Electronic shifter functions, such as a linkage shifter, provides visual and physical feedback of gear position
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