2011 Dodge Charger Previewed In Chrysler Five-Year Plan

November 4, 2009
2011 Dodge Charger Preview

2011 Dodge Charger Preview

2009 Dodge Charger

2009 Dodge Charger

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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