Possible Easter Egg Suggests All-New Dodge Challenger Could Be Coming In 2023

Production of the third-gen Dodge Challenger commenced in 2008, which makes it very old in today’s auto industry.

From a technical standpoint, the muscle car and its four-door sibling, the Charger, are even older, as they’re built on a modified Mercedes-Benz E-Class platform that dates back to the Daimler-Chrysler era of the mid-2000s, yet that didn’t stop the two vehicles from selling like hot cakes.

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So, when will we finally get to see a truly new generation of the FCA-owned brand finally see a really new Challenger? According to MuscleCarsAndTrucks, that could be four years from now. Note that this is a mere assumption, based on what could be an Easter Egg dropped by Dodge in one of the images of the 2020 Challenger, which was initially spotted by MoparInsiders.

The picture shows 2,023 miles (3,256 km) on the odometer of the car on display. Of course, this could mean absolutely nothing, but it could also suggest when the Challenger and Charger will be replaced. 2023 is also the year when the rivalling Chevrolet Camaro is believed to be phased out completely, after GM apparently decided to suspend work on the seventh-gen.

On a related note, Dodge is supposedly planning to introduce a track-focused variant of the current Challenger. Quoting undisclosed sources, MoparInsiders reports that it will launch next year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the nameplate, and should get a visual makeover with an extreme aero package. Furthermore, it seems that they have turned to the Viper ACR for some technology features and perhaps the name, too, as it could be known as the Challenger ACR.

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  • TheAmerican2point0

    Idk how they are going to improve on it. It still looks badass even though its 11 years old

    • ErnieB

      I agree. This design has proved timeless.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      FCA is not afraid to keep things as they are. Probably the car will look almost the same, with a few changes to improve the aero efficiency (the real problem of this Challenger).

      • Enter Ranting

        They’ll give it a massive touchscreen, remove all the buttons and knobs, substitute digital instruments and call it a day.

        • Emoto

          …and make it heavier, LOL.

    • khc

      I can appreciate when a car company releases a strong, fully-realized design, then doesn’t feel the need to issue cosmetic changes for the sake of changes every few years (which usually only dilute the design).

    • Arct1c

      Agreed. So much better than the Mustang and Camaro.

      • rodriguez256

        I disagree. The Mustang looks better and the preface lifted Camaro looked better in my opinion.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Might as well be 2032 at this point.

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    And it too will be saddled with that same low rent, dukes of hazard, God awful interior.

    • Matt

      Pretty hard to make that claim four years out, isn’t it?

      • MayTheBestCarWin05

        You know what. Fair point.

        I just assumed that since Dodge was okay selling this same car for the last 11 years….what’s another four years

  • ErnieB

    El Diablo Ojos Rojos is coming .. lol

  • Six_Tymes

    It may be an old E-Class platform, but from what I read was one of the best Merc ever engineered.

  • adambravo

    Oh, please. Nobody drops an Easter egg for a product four years away from launch.

    • rodriguez256

      I disagree

  • designer_dick

    Minor nitpick – the E-Class the Charger and Challenger share components with was the W210 from the mid-’90s, not the 2000s W211.

  • William rowe

    I will believe it when I see it but their all still cool looking and when a father of 3 gets to his point of life where he like, no I am not old, he goes for the bad boy ride, I think that is what keeps these selling, their image ( esp for the charger and challenger) is bad boy like and what middle age man does not want a car that makes him feel like a teenager again. they could make the same car now for another 14 years and it still would sell if the image is still there

  • Craig

    “…as they’re built on a modified Mercedes-Benz E-Class platform,” WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! No. They are not. And they never were!

    • Rzrlf

      your butt hurt is showing

      • Craig

        Go F yourself.

        • Rzrlf

          oo spicy

        • Craig

          And that goes for you too HaltestelleLuitpolthafen.

  • Craig

    THE QUESTION IS…. what are you hoping the all-new for 2023 Dodge Challenger will be like? [which could easily show up in January of 2022]

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