The 2014 New York Auto Show will be a big one for Dodge, as the brand has announced that refreshed versions of the 2015 Challenger and 2015 Charger will debut at the show. This is a particularly big deal for the two-door Challenger which, visually, has remained unchanged since is burst back onto the scene in 2008 and helped reignite the muscle car wars.

As a sort of hint, this announcement was accompanied by the picture you see above - the Super Bee logo in the Challenger's new instrument cluster. According to Dodge, the New York debut of a new "powertrain combination" - possibly with the high-output Hellcat V8 - will leave enthusiasts "abuzz."

As for the Charger, Dodge is promising a full redesign that should be a significant departure from the blunt, angry looks of the current model. At this point, there's no indication that the Challenger's new powertrain could be fitted to the Charger, although considering how mechanically similar these two vehicles have been, it doesn't seem outside the realm of possibility.

Whatever Dodge brings out in NYC, we can promise that we'll be on hand to bring you all the details. For those that can't possibly wait for our report from the Javits Center, though, there will be a livestream of the Charger/Challenger press conference available on Dodge's consumer website. Scroll down for the official press blast.
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DODGE TO SET BIG APPLE AND CAR ENTHUSIASTS ABUZZ WITH REVEAL OF ITS TWO ICONIC MUSCLE CARS

April 7, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge is giving an early look at its new 2015 Dodge Challenger and the 2015 Dodge Charger, both of which will be revealed Thursday, April 17 at the New York Auto Show, just ahead of the Dodge brand's 100th anniversary this summer.

Inspired by the classic Dodge Challenger, the iconic muscle car is new from the inside out for 2015 and features a new powertrain combination that is sure to get enthusiasts "abuzz."

The world's most-successful, four-door muscle car – the 2015 Dodge Charger – will also take the stage at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. The new Charger receives a full-body makeover with nearly every single body panel being resculpted. The result? Check out the reveal in New York to see this sleeker, more modern appearance.

To see the new 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger revealed live in New York at 11:30 a.m. EDT, go to www.dodge.com or watch the Livestream webcast.

About Dodge Brand
The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year with a keen eye focused on the future and a desire to create vehicles customers want to drive and are proud to park in their driveways. With 100 years of history, Dodge is building on the technological advancements of the '30s and '40s, design evolution of the '50s, the racing heritage of the '60s, the horsepower of the '70s, the efficiency of the '80s and unbelievable styling of the '90s as it paves the road to its future. New for 2014, Dodge is kind of a big deal with its new 2014 Dodge Durango with a new eight-speed transmission that delivers up to 25 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, a new 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment center and best-in-class power, towing and driving range, in addition to its class-exclusive technology. The new Durango joins a stable that includes the new 2014 Dodge Dart, with its breakthrough 2.4-liter 184-horsepower Tigershark engine, and the celebrated 2014 Dodge Avenger. Both earned 2014 Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Also new for 2014, Dodge is bringing back the legendary throwback Shaker hood and offering special 100th anniversary editions of the Charger and Challenger with unique exteriors and interiors to celebrate the centennial. Completing the 2014 Dodge lineup are the Journey with its new Crossroad model and the 30th Anniversary Grand Caravan. The Dodge lineup features five vehicles with best-in-class power, seven vehicles that deliver 25 mpg or higher, three vehicles that deliver 31 mpg or higher and three vehicles that offer seating for seven.


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      TomazHilton
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice new Render here http://i61.tinypic.com/359wryu.jpg
        charles
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TomazHilton
        It looks AWESOME.Wish I could see the back.
        taeles
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TomazHilton
        I pray thats a render of the charger. I love the retro looks of the challenger and they'd best not ruin it.
          Emilio
          • 1 Year Ago
          @taeles
          It is the Charger for sure. And I believe it will look better then that in real life. The Charger that is.
        Emilio
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TomazHilton
        What is it of???
      Griffen W
      • 1 Year Ago
      As long as the "race track" led tail lights make it over. The rest of the car doesn't do anything for me one way or the other, but Damnit I like the tail lights, no matter how gimicky they are.
      David Donovan
      • 1 Year Ago
      If it's anything like the rest of their special editions it's nothing more then body cladding or stickers
        TomazHilton
        • 1 Year Ago
        @David Donovan
        This isnt a special edition.... its a new refreash that includes a new front/rear update, totally new interior (see gauges) new motor (6.2LSC) and probably powerboost for the other Hemis.
      Eggmania
      • 1 Year Ago
      dont forget the scat parts and fart knocker exhausts. god bless america
      Michael Gray
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want the charger to have more h.p., and change back to the original 2 door,make it happen
        BryanGx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Gray
        You can get that. It's called the Challenger SRT8.
        carguy1701
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Gray
        Let it go, bro.
        turbo_awd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Gray
        So they'll have 2 different 2-door sedans? If they want to rename the "challenger" into the "charger" and it keeps its 2 doors, ok, but, then the charger has to be renamed to something else and keep 4 doors..
        Macus Walker
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Gray
        Sigh. You want two doors, buy a challenger or weld the back doors together. Sigh.
      Bill Burke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Both cars sell very well in their respective markets. A mild make over and drive train improvements will make two popular cars even more popular. Can't wait for the reveals.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Im a fan of the challenger but its gotta be less boxy... that rear end is way too tall.
      Termin8
      • 1 Year Ago
      A Super Bee graphic has no business being on a Challenger IMO.
      atvman
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 8spd across the board is a given, but I wonder if they managed to she'd any weight.
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @atvman
        It'll have to if it has any chance on catching up to the Mustang and Camaro. When the Challenger debuted, so did the others and all 3 got a lot of attention. But since Dodge has been lagging with updating it while the others are still pushing hard (new gen Mustang w/IRS and Camaro Z28), it has become the also-ran of the trio.
          lostboyz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          I don't understand this common comparison. The challenger is built off a full sized platform while camaro and mustang are on mid-sized. The challenger IS bigger, as in more practical, more comfortable, and a huge trunk. The only people who care it's slower around a track are internet armchair racers. There's more aspects than outright performance when it comes to buying a car.
          Hoale
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          I'm not a big fan of the Challenger but I've always liked its style and I would love to see it cut a ton of weight (literally) and spank the mustang and camaro. It's kind of like the cool but not so popular underdog.
          TomazHilton
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          Mind you The Challengers Figures are of Automatics with that "heavy" Iron Block... V6 Challenger = 3,834 lbs Camaro = 3802 lbs Volume V8 Challenger = 4,082 Camaro = 3935 lbs Performance v8 Challenger = 4,160 lb Camaro = 4120 lbs All specs are from Each Manufacture website. so please end this Challenger is a pig crap please, its really annoying. Dodge competing with others is based on its Handling. Its all up to the cars suspension geometry, and front:rear weight distribution. 8Spd will help Acceleration especially for the V6. and i was told that Scat Packs are standard for 2015 on 5.7L Hemis so expect the R/T to have around 420hp... almost matching the Camaro's 6.2L output. Read more: http://forums.motortrend.com/70/9557734/the-general-forum/dodge-reveals-at-ny/index.html#ixzz2yEPG1fBl
          Macus Walker
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          Not at all. It has the best styling, classic muscle car looks, and you can actually seat 4 in it. Mustang and Camaro are ok, but have you seen the Camaro interior? HIDEOUS! Mustang is ok, but interior/exterior are not as good looking as the Challenger, IMHO. So it is .5-1 second slower stock on some models, or something like that depending on which model you get. So what. There will always be a car faster than yours usually, no matter what you buy. Nobody really cares about that unless you are a racer, and most people are not. And if you care about speed, the SRT* and R/T are fine muscle cars, but check out the Hellcat when that debuts.
          acrcpe45
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          Yet Challenger sales continue to grow. Owners appreciate the ability to actually carry four adults comfortably and have a truck that is usable.
          Chris O.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          @lostboyz: You're correct about the Challenger being built on a full-sized platform, but you are incorrect about the Camaro. The next Camaro will be on the Alpha platform, and thus much smaller/lighter, but the current Camaro is built on the Zeta platform. The Zeta platform is full-sized, and is/was the basis for the Caprice, SS, and G8 sedans.
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      Let me guess challenger has LED's now
      Benjamin Jackson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wasn't expecting this so soon! I am already super excited. This may also mean a price drop on the current body styles making them more affordable for some of us!
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      "This is a particularly big deal for the two-door Challenger which, visually, has remained unchanged since is burst back onto the scene in 2008 and helped reignite the muscle car wars." That statement is not entirely correct. The Challenger did receive a minor appearance update for the 2011 model year.
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