Since it's launch in 2006, the Dodge Charger has been controversial. For fans, it had two too many doors and little resemblance to the 1970 model, the reference used by purists. This was pretty obvious, since up until a few weeks before the beginning of production, Chrysler still did not have a name for the car. Marketers then chose the name "Charger". Keep in mind that these were the same people who dared to put the name on the tailgate of a Dodge Omni 024 back in the 80's.
Unfortunately for Dodge, the eighth generation Charger still attracts the same criticism as it did with the sixth. It still has the door problem, and it still has no retro look. This time, it's design draws the ire of fans because of it's close similarity to the Dart. We have to admit, they're not wrong, especially from the rear view, which is nearly identical to the rear of the small compact. Some have even suggested the name "Dart XL." That hasn't happened, so far, because Chrysler is at least making the effort to change.
On this edition, almost all of the car's body panels are new. The car gets LEDs for daytime running lights and the fog lights as well. The 20-inch alloy wheels are now standard equipment on the R/T models. New exterior colours were also added.
The interior now proudly displays a new centre-mounted 8.4-inch screen capable of handling a 3D navigation system and other applications. The dial pod is now equipped with a fully customizable 7-inch screen. Other improvements are related to new fabrics and leathers, available in a variety of new colours.
Several driving aids have been added to the new 2015 Dodge Charger. Mechanically, it has changed very little. In fact, the base engine remains the same 3.6-litre V6. The higher end version swill receive the 5.7-litre Hemi, which delivers 370 horses. A TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission is now standard on all models. AWD is now optional on the SE model. We invite you to watch the 2015 Dodge Charger in action :
By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca
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