With Coronavirus slowly releasing its grip on America, Dodge has taken it upon themselves to declare that it’s now “muscle car season” with some updates on the 2020 Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle cars. Both models will gain a stealthy new paint color called “Smoke Show,” while a new, non-limited Dodge Challenger Commemorative edition joins the lineup.
This new Smoke Show color replaces Destroyer Grey in the extensive and bold Dodge muscle car color palette. It joins Sinamon Stick, Hellraisin, Frostbite and Gold Rush as 2020’s new colors. Smoke Show will be are available on both the Charger and Challenger.
Here’s where things get a little confusing. For the rest of 2020, the Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Limited Edition will continue. It will be joined by the Dodge Challenger Commemorative Edition, which is not a limited-run model. While these models are very similar, think of the Commemorative Edition to be inspired by the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition, sporting many details carried over from the Limited model, but not everything. These details have been confirmed by Dodge to MC&T. An email reveals the following:
The Commemorative Edition – is not limited in production and does not have a numbered instrument panel badge with x out of 70. The body-color Shaker hood scoop and GT model are not available with the Commemorative Edition. The paint palettes differ with the two Editions – High-impact Paint options are only and exclusively on Limited Edition, whereas the remainder of the Dodge colors, including new Smoke Show, are only available on the Commemorative Edition.
These include a satin black hood, roof, deckled, gas cap, and rear Dodge badge. “Gold School” touches are seen in Challenger badging and wheels. The Commemorative Edition also gets the Air Catcher headlights. Inside, there are the same suede and leather seats with embroidered “50” logo, copper tinted carbon fiber trim, and white and yellow gauges as the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition model.
The Challenger Commemorative Edition will be available on the R/T ($4,995), R/T Scat Pack ($5,495) and R/T Scat Pack Widebody ($11,495 including the widebody package). It gets a limited color palette, with Granite, Indigo Blue, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel, White Knuckle and the brand new Smoke Show on offer.
The 50th Anniversary Limited Edition differentiates itself from the Commemorative Edition because it’s limited run, gets the Shaker Hood option on all R/T models, is offered in the Dodge High Impact colors, and is available in GT trim, whereas the Commemorative Edition does not get these options and has different colors on offer. This means the Gold Rush color will continue to be available on the 50th Anniversary Edition only.
Order books are currently open for 2020 Dodge Challenger models, including the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition and the Commemorative Edition. The Smoke Show color is also now available on both the Challenger and Charger, but don’t bother running to the configurator just yet, as they haven’t been updated with these changes.