• Mar 10, 2010
Next-gen Dodge Charger spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

There've been no shortage of spy shots to be had showing the upcoming next-gen Dodge Charger, but to date we've yet to see the interior fully revealed. Our spy photogs have remedied this by finally capturing the big rear-wheel-drive sedan's inner domicile. What's plainly obvious is that Dodge designers have added some swoop to the Charger's angular interior. Note the silvery dashboard piece that acts as a backdrop for the cluster gauge, driver and center air vents and the rather large navigation screen. This particular interior is two-tone with what appears to be light-colored leather seats and door inserts, with black plastic (soft touch, we're hoping) everywhere else and some nickel-colored trim thrown in. There's also a new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and information display between the tach and speedo.

All in all, we see a big improvement over the current car's aged interior, but a final verdict will have to wait until we can get our grubby paws all over it. We've also got some new spy shots of the exterior that don't reveal much more than what we've seen before except a naked C-pillar. Have a look in the high-res gallery below.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      WTF.....Autoblog ate my comment.
      • 4 Years Ago
      DO WANT
      This
      will
      be
      man-tastic
        • 4 Years Ago
        "mantastic" ?!?
        I guess it really was outed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You want to make something pretty? Give it to the Italians. I'm not holding my fingers crossed for great quality cars, but I do think the cheap & boxy Daimler era may be over for Chrysler.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Still has those two extra doors. :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        Then they should just name it the "Ram Sedan" or something. Why ruin the Charger name but I guess they did do it in the 80s so what does it matter.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What worked in the 70s doesn't really translate to today. If you can find a mainstream car company who thinks having two two-door muscle cars in their lineup is a good business idea. . . well, I'd really like to know who they are.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Better than the FWD Charger of the 80's
        • 4 Years Ago
        gee, i could have sworn chrysler was still coming out of bankruptcy. why won't they sell you the same car twice? if you're going to compete with yourself, might as well do it right.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm pretty sure they would love to sell you a Challenger, if that's what you want.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Gee, could have sworn in 1970, 71, 72, 73, 74 there was a Challenger and a Charger at the same time with only two doors. If you're going to call it a Charger do it right.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What worked in the 70s doesn't really translate to today. If you can find a mainstream car company who thinks having two two-door muscle cars in their lineup is a good business idea. . . well, I'd really like to know who they are.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh, look. Acres and acres of metalicized plastic. That stuff wears terribly. It scratches easily and looks like crap in just a few months of regular use. I would rather have textured plastics than that fake aluminum.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not sure if it's just the camera or what, but it still looks a little....dated. :/
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great. (sarcastic. not actually great.)

      Looks like classic dodge design... lots of blunt, thick design.

      Big radius corners. Big margins, big curves, lots of empty space. Lots of playskool grade plastics and radiused edges with no straight lines.

      GM and Chrysler both have done that for decades, albeit slightly differently from each other. But both look cheap, and unimpressive in their own ways.

      Ford and others tend to have crisp lines, but crappy textures that look like they might be soft, but feel hard and cold, which is an aggravating dissonance. Mazda shares that a little bit. Looks decent, but feels cold and hard.

      Exactly why is it that so many companies can be so far off. The interior is where you spend most of your time with your car.

      Who cares if you have a nice outward appearance on your house, to show off to the neighbors, if the interior rooms are unfurnished and you have to cook on cardboard countertops, and sit on milk crates, and sleep in a sleeping bag on a ply-wood sub-floor? The interior is pretty important, and hard to inherently change in the aftermarket.

      Even Subaru ruined a good interior design from the 2005-2009 Legacys (and the Japanese market interior was even nicer on those...), to a mall-kiosk vertical center stack, and lower-grade materials for 2010.

      These companies, chrysler perhaps most of all need to hire some actual talent to not just throw something together, but actually build something worth WANTING.

      Alfa Romeo has a reputation for nicely tailored italian interiors... what is the story with letting Chrysler off with this?
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks fine to me but insturment panels are very, very low on my priority list on a vehicle. As long as the gauges are easily visible, the a/c and radio controls are easy to use, I'm happy with it.

      What materials a dash is made out of, what it's trimmed in, etc. doesn't matter to me. I put a lot more emphasis on the seats than the instrument panel.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looking good!
        • 4 Years Ago
        You got to be kidding........ It still looks CHEAP
        • 4 Years Ago
        "but still quite simple and plain.."

        at least it's not all straight lines and flat surfaces like the current car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I guess as far as influences go the A4/A5 isn't a bad one, though just haphazardly applying the look to the charger does flow a bit awkwardly. Still, thank god.. if every there was a platform which needed a new interior, it's the decade old LX.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ya... it looks decent I suppose.. Worlds better than the last... but still quite simple and plain... take away the flashy silver plastic part and you can see the rest of the dash and center console still look elementary. But good for Chrysler... It's like a one legged man running a race against olympic runners with two legs; even though he had no chance, you still give him a proud smile and a pat on the back for having the guts to finish the race..........much later.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Still looks like junk to me. Something reminiscent of what was released 8 years ago and not something I would like to see being put in a redesigned car highly important for a company in bad of shape as Chrysler is. It's a minor improvement to an interior that was already bottom of the pack and apparently will be for the next generation of cars as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Actually... really good looking.

      My girlfriend has an '07 charger and it looks like a friggin' 90's truck on the inside.
      A welcome improvement.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +.5

        I don't know if I would say that it's great looking, but it is definitely a massive improvement over what they had before. If this is a sign of things to come, then it looks like Chrysler interiors will be class-competitive soon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope that silver crap is an option, because I'd hate to have the sun hit that at the wrong angle and blind me while I'm merging into traffic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it isnt something to be crazy about, but it is a nice improvement. that nav screen is huge but maybe too huge, it kinda makes you wonder how the car without the nav screen will look like. i like the tan leather, and i hope the black is soft touch. but when you look at the shifter, it looks EXACTLY the same as the current one, and it kinda looks like it was just put there because they havnt finished that part. you can also tell because im pretty sure there is a 1 cm space between the silver platform of the shifter and the black plastic it sits on. so i imagine that part will look a bit different from the protoype, they still have like 8-9 months before they claim it hits production in Nov or Dec
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