As time goes on and we collect more spy snaps of the 2008 Dodge Avenger that will replace the hapless Stratus, it becomes increasingly evident that the most distinctive design cues of the larger Dodge Challenger will be passed on to that sedan’s FWD baby bro’. From these spy photos posted on Inside Line we can clearly see upturned headlights a la the Charger and the larger sedan’s signature C-pillar that hiding behind some substantial camo.

When the Avenger debuts later this year it is expected to compete with a 250-hp 3.5L V6 in R/T trim, though a smaller 2.7L V6 and DaimlerChrysler’s 2.4L World Engine four-cylinder will also be offered. Dodge is even including a six-speed auto to make sure the Avenger doesn’t start life two steps behind the class leaders.

[Source: Inside Line]