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2015 Dodge Charger gets a full-body makeover

2015 Dodge Charger gets a full-body makeover image

Text: / Photos: Chrysler | posted April 28, 2014 18:01

Every body panel has been redesigned

The Dodge brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary by giving a full-body makeover to the full-size Charger sedan.

The automaker says nearly every body panel of the 2015 Dodge Charger was redefined, including new light-emitting diode (LED) lighting both at the front and the rear.

The exterior of the vehicle draws inspiration from the second-generation Charger from the late 1960s. The front fascia of the 2015 Dodge Charger is designed with a new crosshair grille, LED fog lamps, turn signals, daytime running lights (DRL) and projector beam headlamps.

The blacked-out, front-end graphics of the vehicle resembles the Dart and Durango models. The slim DRLs and the full-width grille enhance the wide stance of the vehicle.

The rear of the 2015 Dodge Charger

The rear of the 2015 Dodge Charger also had a makeover by incorporating designs that give the vehicle a more pronounced fastback appearance. It also has a new three-piece spoiler integrated at the vehicle’s deck lid.

Inside, the vehicle features premium, soft-touch materials; a new, 7-inch, thin-film transistor (TFT), customizable, digital instrument gauge cluster; and an instrument panel center with audio system.

The interior of the 2015 Dodge Charger

It also has a three-spoke, thick-rimmed sport steering wheel with available paddle shifters. At the center, the 2015 Dodge Charger has a standard 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen that can be upgraded to 8.4 inches, which Dodge says is the largest in the class.

The 2015 Dodge Charger SE and SXT variants are available with either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. These are powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that delivers an output of 296 PS with 353 Nm of torque mated to a standard TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission.

For the muscle-car enthusiasts, the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T is equipped with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 375 PS with 395 Nm of torque and also mated with a standard TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission.