All-New 2025 Dodge Charger Muscle Car Reportedly Debuting Sooner Than We Thought

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept 9 photos
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After more than 15 years in production, Dodge pulled the plug on the third-gen Challenger at the end of 2023, thus leaving the Stellantis-owned brand without a muscle car. Chevy did the same to its sixth-gen Camaro, so Ford's S650 Mustang now dominates this class.
But unlike its rivals from the bowtie brand, Dodge is putting the final touches on its upcoming muscle car. We initially thought it would be due close to the end of the year, with deliveries perhaps kicking off in 2025. However, it appears we were wrong, as a new report claims it is right around the corner.

As a matter of fact, it might be one month away, with Dodge/SRT's Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Matt McAlear, allegedly stating that it will be unveiled on March 5, AutoNews reports. He described it as being "the next generation of muscle," a machine that will "set a new bar" and will resemble the Charger Daytona SRT Concept presented in 2022 and pictured in our gallery above.

We've seen several scoops of the car, and these reveal it will get new lighting units, different bumpers, bigger side mirrors, a thicker central pillar, and a few other bits and bobs while retaining the study's overall proportions. Beneath the skin lies the STLA Large platform, which a host of other upcoming models from Stellantis, including Jeeps, Chryslers, Maseratis, and Alfa Romeos, will also utilize.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept
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It's no surprise that this is a versatile construction, and while most of the powertrain family should be electric, with the range-topping versions promising to be quicker than the 6.2L supercharged V8-powered Hellcats and capable of driving for up to 500 miles (over 800 km) on a full charge, Dodge's all-new Charger (Daytona?) is also expected to feature internal combustion lumps.

Here, the rumor mill speaks of the 3.0-liter Hurricane, a twin-turbocharged inline-six unit. The output and torque are yet unknown, but they should be sufficient to allow it to take a swing at the latest Ford Mustang in the GT and Dark Horse configurations, which use the 5.0L Coyote V8 with no forced induction. It is also the same engine said to be utilized by the next-gen Ram 1500 TRX, which is also in the making as we speak.

It is safe to say the new Dodge Charger will be a very exciting product and likely a great driver's car with one step into the future courtesy of its battery-electric power. Nevertheless, we expect it to be criticized for stepping away from the V8 firepower, and while it won't sound as exciting as a Hellcat, it should still be very fast. And if the report is correct, we will learn everything about it early next month.
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Editor's note: 2022 Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept picttured above.

About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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