Sunday, April 20, 2014

Why There Will Be No Two Door Charger

First, a history lesson the Dodge Charger was first introduced in 1964 as a concept car based off of the Dodge Polara, in 1966 it became a production vehicle. The first gen The Dodge Charger was introduced in the fall of 1965. The new Charger was a two-door fastback version Coronet built on Chrysler B platform.The Charger was redesigned for 1968, and sales increased. Based on the Chrysler B platform, the model years received various cosmetic changes to the exterior and interior including: an undivided grill, rounded tail lights, and hidden headlights. The Charger stayed a RWD coupe until 1982 when it became a subcompact hatchback coupe with front-wheel-drive. It all changed in 1999 Dodge debuted a new Dodge Charger R/T concept car. It took many styling cues from the 1960s Chargers (most notably the second generation) but also had four doors. The designers attempted to blend the rear doors into the design so they would not be noticed very easily. From 1999 and probably for good the Dodge Charger will remain a sedan. From a business stand point it makes no sense for Chrysler to sell two RWD muscle car coupes, the Challenger will remain Dodges only RWD Muscle car. The Charger fills a unique roll that of a muscle car with four doors, no other American automotive manufactures can pull this off. So just embrace that Chrysler unlike Ford and GM has two muscle cars in its lineup, one that can carry you and your girl, and one that can carry you, your girl, and your friends comfortably