The Dodge Charger, as fairly common as it is, is nevertheless extremely unique. It’s the only four-door muscle car on sale today, and is likely the reason why it blows the doors off the rest of the vehicles in its class. And as time has passed, Dodge seemed to only improve the formula, which has certainly helped it stand the test of time. Nobody at FCA is shy about the age of the LX Platform cars, but nevertheless, we could see a new Charger and/or Challenger by 2023. We don’t have much info on it at this point, but we can easily visualize the Charger of tomorrow, thanks to a sketch by Brazilian FCA designer Ibrahim Kallás, who released his design on Instagram.
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First, this is not a teaser sketch for a new muscle car, and the 2023 Dodge Charger will probably look nothing like this. But Kallás just began working at FCA four months ago, so he could have some input in the next Charger if the higher-ups like his design enough. Personally, we like it.
It’s certainly bold, headlined by a wide, aggressive grille that harkens back to the original Charger. Probably the most concept car improbable design element are the slim headlights, which are just a thin LED strip. The lights seem to encase the edges of the grille, extenuating the width of the car. Other nice touches include the gold wheels and floating R/T badge in the grille.
The vast amount of grille openings and massive hood scoop show this is definitely Kallás’ idea for a gas-powered Charger, as it’s unlikely most Mopar enthusiasts would embrace an electric one. While we don’t expect the muscle car to transition to an EV in the next generation, some sort of electrification will probably happen. It’s also rumored to utilize a more economical version of the Giorgio platform, along with the next-generation Dodge Durango, Dodge Journey, and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Before that next generation though, Dodge Charger fans will get some needed excitement with the soon-launching Charger Hellcat Redeye that’ll make the most powerful sedan in the world, even more powerful at 797 hp.