Recently, Ralph Gillies, the head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has revealed a sketch for the new Dodge Challenger and Charger. Ralph posted the sketch on his Instagram handle.
However, he also mentions that they are never supposed to show future products on social media. Following the statement, he said that he made an exception, though, by sharing it as the designer decided to make the yellow spoiler guard permanent. Nevertheless, it’s not going to happen most likely.
It seems that the design team might be skeptical about the decision to make the yellow spoiler guard a permanent thing.
Considering the reviews and the kind of response it got on social media, most probably it is only going to be seen in the concept sketches only and not in the production-ready model. Additionally, it corroborates the fact that, indirectly, the head of the design department shares the image with an intent to gather reviews of what the Dodge lovers think of it.
Apart from these yellow spoilers, the overall design, whether it be the aerodynamics, the sleek LED headlights, sharp lines on the sides, or those vents on the hood, looks quite an upgrade. Also, the color shown in the image will be a cool option for the next-generation Dodge Challenger and Charger.
What should Dodge keep in mind?
Dodge’s muscle cars have been the uncrowned king of straight-line drag races. There has been no scarcity of its fans. Also, for muscle car lovers, I believe Dodge Charger and Challenger sit at the top of the list with competition from Ford Mustang.
Therefore it is equally important for its designers not to alter it to the extent that it loses the essence of being a muscle car.
Though surely, the yellow splitter is not going to be a part of it as in the end, Ralph Gillies made it clear saying that they really had a good laugh.
With all the automakers shifting towards an alternative source of energy to make eco-friendly cars, it might also be possible for Dodge Challenger and Charger to have a hybrid muscle car.
Also, there will be significant changes in the final product from the concept being shown. Whatever be the final product, I hope the company knows how to woo their fans.