The Dodge Charger is expected to be a carryover for 2023, although the opportunity to buy a high-powered SRT Hellcat will be eliminated. Based on a recent report, the Hellcat will be discontinued after 2023. Although we know Dodge is moving toward electric cars, this could eliminate one of the most powerful cars on the market.
Due to stricter emissions rules, the loss of the Charger Hellcat may not be all that surprising. In its highest specification, the car gets just 15 mpg in overall driving. The current Charger generation was introduced for 2011 and, like the 2-door Challenger, the four-door performance sedan has remained largely unchanged ever since.
The current Charger comes in a wide variety of configurations, starting with the SXT trim and its 3.6L V6 rated at 300 hp. The 5.7L V8 in the R/T offers even more thrills with 370 hp, although upgrading to the 485 hp Scat Pack gets you access to a 6.4L V8. The 6.2L V8 in SRT models offers between 717 hp and 797 hp based on trim.
Despite its age, the Charger continues to be a surprisingly hot seller for buyers looking for muscle-car excitement. Although there have been rumors of a redesign for 2024, this does not yet appear to be official. Early teaser images suggest Dodge may be planning to build an electric muscle car inspired by the iconic Challenger.
We currently estimate a 2023 Charger release date sometime in late 2022 or early 2023.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Pictured: 2022 Dodge Charger