Rendering: 2025 Dodge Intrepid Is a Quirky Model That Makes Family Cars Look Good

Following the demise of the Challenger and Charger at the end of 2023, Dodge has become a crossover-only brand. Its portfolio currently includes the 14-year-old Durango and the Alfa Romeo Tonale-rebadged Hornet.
2025 Dodge Intrepid - Rendering 6 photos
Photo: Behance | Nihar Mazumdar
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That's about to change in a little under a month when the company's brand-new muscle car will reportedly premiere. Supposedly christened the Dodge Charger (Daytona?), it will take on the latest-gen Ford Mustang with a twin-turbo 3.0L straight-six, joined by an assortment of electric powertrains, the punchiest of which being quicker than the marvelous Hellcat series.

Things weren't always this dodgy (pun intended) for the Stellantis-owned brand, as there was a time when multiple low-slung models made up its range. We'll cast the virtual light on the Intrepid this time for a good reason, as it was just brought back to life using multiple mouse clicks. It calls Fantasy Land home, as it is nothing more than a digital revival, yet more on that in a few moments, as first we have to remind ourselves about the real thing.

Introduced in 1992, the first generation Dodge Intrepid was a family sedan that had models such as the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Lumina in its sight. It was built on the same platform as the Eagle Vision, Chrysler New Yorker, Concorde, and LHS, packing a pair of V6s and a four-speed automatic transmission. It measured over 201 inches (5,100+ mm) from bumper to bumper and had 113 inches (2,720 mm) between the axles.

2025 Dodge Intrepid \- Rendering
Photo: Behance | Nihar Mazumdar
Production lasted until 1997, when the second generation came out. Made exclusively at Brampton in Canada, unlike its predecessor that also came to life at the Newark facility in Delaware, it brought more modern looks to the party and additional engines, all of which were V6s. It still featured a four-speed automatic transmission, and beneath the skin lied the same architecture as the era's Chrysler LHS, 300M, and Concorde. It also grew in size a bit and stayed in production until 2003, when it was dropped for good.

The Intrepid had no direct successor, and the car crowd hasn't missed it at all. Nevertheless, it has been brought back to life several times over the last two decades, with one of the latest unofficial rendering sets being signed by Nihar Mazumdar on Behance. It kind of sends modern-day Toyota Crown vibes from certain angles. The model features soft lines all around, an intricate face, and an interesting back end.

Also, as you have noticed, it is now a five-door estate with a tall ground clearance, so it would be a cure for the crossover itch. But would you really kick that brand-new crossover/SUV out of bed for it if Dodge gave it another shot in a similar guise, or do you think it looks ridiculous and should stay buried? Your opinion is important to us, so let us know your thoughts below.
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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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