You'll be forgiven for not having heard about the TV show Defiance – it actually hasn't aired its first episode yet. The new science fiction show about an alien war against Earth in the near future seems like a perfect fit for the SyFy channel, and, apparently one that Dodge saw as a slick marketing opportunity for its Charger sedan.

Here in Chicago, Dodge has given a large corner of its show stand to the Defiance Charger, a car that won't be skipped by any Mad Max fans in attendance at this year's show. The Charger boasts one hell of a gnarly patina under a confusingly welded cage of tube steel, as well as window bars, a grille guard in front, and big, knobby truck tires. There aren't any obvious guns or turrets on the outside of the vehicle, so we can only hope that the characters driving it go well-armed.

Look for the Charger to make its star turn in Defiance when the series premieres on SyFy on April 15 at 9:00 PM EST. Also, there's said to be a Defiance video game in the works, too, so you may get a chance to steer the burly Dodge for yourself. Find a trailer for the show, below, as well.



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      Taint
      • 1 Year Ago
      Typical autoblog comment: Dodge, add a manual and diesel, price it under 20K, and I'll buy!
      JayP
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yea- I'm gonna see if the wheels-tires on my Ranger will fit my Mustang.
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just the thing for punting Google self-driving cars into the weeds.
      Nick
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love how plastic bumpers rust...gotta love the movie industry's artistic license!
      rmt_1
      • 1 Year Ago
      This Charger looks better than most prop cars used in TV or movies about a dystopian future, but the builders should have consulted the prop guys from "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" or "Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome" to help make the car more convincing. Probably noted already, the exoskeleton looks "cool", but blocks the rear doors and possibly the trunk, the hood scoop is clearly tacked-on, and the side exhausts are just ridiculous when the dual rear exhausts are still clearly in place. I hope the TV series and video game are better thought out and less "buggy".
      Rob Cook
      • 1 Year Ago
      Don't worry, the show will get canceled, it's Sci-fi on Syfy -- everyone knows those two things don't mix well. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v430/danzero77/QIcjG.jpg
        RJC
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rob Cook
        Yep. Sci fi programming on sci fi is like music videos on MTV. They would rather put on some reality show that's cheap to produce.
      M-M
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the amusement park ride lights on the front bumper.
      mr.vw
      • 1 Year Ago
      You know with the current global economic situation, there maybe a demand for such a vehicle like this ;)
      Sir Shagsalot
      • 1 Year Ago
      The car looks cool. The trailer looks pathetic.
      Dennis Wingfield
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rusty urethane bumpers make a lot of sense.
      F_Monk
      • 1 Year Ago
      *GEEK MODE ACTIVATED* This thing makes no damn sense! Why is this car carburated? What's with the "roll cage" that blocks access to the trunk? Why would anyone run the exhaust through the front fender in something that isn't a hot/rat rod? Why isn't the windshield and backlight protected like the side windows? What's with the compressed gas bottles welded to the outside of the car? Why replace the stock mirrors with old truck mirrors mounted at such an angle to render them useless? What's the point of any of this!? *GEEK MODE OFF* Seriously though, this thing is pretty stupid.
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @F_Monk
        Why are do floor plates fall off if the manifold pressure is too high? Because Hollywood.
        Ok
        • 1 Year Ago
        @F_Monk
        Why is this car carburated? Because the thing on the hood looks cool. What's with the "roll cage" that blocks access to the trunk? Because it looks cool. Why would anyone run the exhaust through the front fender in something that isn't a hot/rat rod? Because it looks cool (and kind of is a rat rod) Why isn't the windshield and backlight protected like the side windows? Because they didn't think to do it. What's with the compressed gas bottles welded to the outside of the car? They look cool. Why replace the stock mirrors with old truck mirrors mounted at such an angle to render them useless? Because they look cool. What's the point of any of this!? I think the point was to look cool.
          F_Monk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Ok
          I agree with everything you said, except that any of this looks cool. They were shooting for cool, but whiffed. It's a hackneyed effort. And hackneyed ain't never been cool. Still, I up-voted you anyway, because I'm cool like that.
      AlBongo
      • 1 Year Ago
      With all the rust and "junk" look to it, the Dodge looks like what it really is.
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