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2011 Dodge Charger Previewed In Chrysler Five-Year Plan

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2011 Dodge Charger Preview

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2009 Dodge Charger

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With the current Dodge lineup marked for split from the Ram Trucks line, the existing products will need a revamping to match the new, more lithe, brand image. To that end, the Dodge Charger will get a full update for 2011, a hint of which was previewed in Chrysler's five-year plan this morning, and spotted by Fox Car Report's Gary Gastelu.

Dodge brand chief Ralph Gilles says the new Charger will feature all-new dramatic stylic, a "class leading" interior, long feature list, "lifestyle oriented" packaging and best-in-class performance and fuel economy. The new Pentastar V-6 engine and possibly Fiat's Multiair and turbocharging technology could help push the performance and fuel economy aspects to the fore.

The next-gen Charger isn't due until the fourth quarter of 2010, however, likely positioning it for launch as a 2011 model. How will they get an all-new car to market so fast? In part through the revised channels being announced today, but also in part by leveraging the same platform that underpins the next-gen Chrysler 300.

Stay tuned here at TheCarConnection for more breaking news from the Chrysler plan as it unfolds through today's marathon press conference.

[Chrysler, Fox News]

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  1. That is one slick paint job, but what I really want is to see what the rest of the car looks like
     
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  2. "Lifestyle oriented" packaging? What is the Dodge lifestyle? What they need here are high-quality, mass-appeal products, not gimmicks.
     
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  3. I love the smooth new look, i just hope the car doesn't become to soft. However, if Fiat's designers can fix the drab interior of the current model I'm all for it.
     
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  4. I like the car the way it is but look forward to the new and improved Charger.
     
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  5. "class leading" interior, long feature list, "lifestyle oriented" packaging and best-in-class performance and fuel economy-did he just pick all his favorite buzzwords and slap it on a press release?
     
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  6. I know you Dodge lovers like this car,but tell me what is new with this car,Dodge needs to make a statement, this not it, just another ho hum car from Dodge.
     
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  7. The exterior at least doesn't look very next-gen to me...
     
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  8. Actually, this one has been ready to go for some time now. It's not a matter of "get[ting] an all-new car to market so fast," it's a matter of getting the cash to move forward with building it.
    Various auto analysts saw this car earlier this year, and said it's really fantastic looking. Haven't seen it myself, so who knows. Lord knows Chrysler could use some spectacular looking cars to offset the dismal array of Sebrings, Calibers, Avengers, etc. that they have to peddle for another two years before the new stuff arrives.
     
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