Say it Ain’t So! Dodge Discontinuing Charger and Challenger
Dodge’s parent company, Stellantis, has confirmed it will stop making the Charger and Challenger in 2023 – the manufacturer plans to refocus the brand on electric-vehicle offerings. “We are celebrating the end of an era — and the start of a bright new electrified future — by staying true to our brand,” Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer at Stellantis, said in a statement.
But don’t worry, Dodge plans to go out with style, with plans for 2023 to include seven special heritage-influenced models, the return of a rainbow of heritage colors, an expansion of SRT Jailbreak models, and a commemorative “Last Call” underhood plaque for all 2023 Chargers and Challengers.
Details and specific information on six of these special vehicles will be released later this year. The seventh and final 2023 Dodge model will be revealed at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this November.
Dodge plans to celebrate its 2023 model lineup by bringing back three heritage exterior colors, B5 Blue, Plum Crazy purple, and Sublime green as well as popular modern color, Destroyer Grey.
The brand is also expanding the reach of its popular SRT Jailbreak models, which were introduced in early 2022 for the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, unlocking color combination ordering restrictions and exclusive content. For 2023, Jailbreak models will also be available for the 717-horsepower Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat, providing even more owners the option of building their own one-of-a-kind muscle car.
All 2023 Charger and Challenger models will also carry a special commemorative “Last Call” underhood plaque. The brushed aluminum underhood “Last Call” plaque features the vehicle name and a vehicle silhouette, as well as “Designed in Auburn Hills” and “Assembled in Brampton” to proclaim each vehicle’s origin.