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.
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.