The Dodge Charger: Then and Now

The Dodge Charger is one of the more iconic vehicles in the Dodge stable. In its current form, the Charger appeals to a wide variety of people, from muscle car enthusiasts who love the available Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® SRT Hellcat V8 engine, to the person who enjoys the available all-wheel drive of the Charger SXT. This vehicle has had a long and storied journey on the road to where it is today. White Plains Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, at 70 Westchester Ave in White Plains, NY, is proud to offer our customers this versatile and fun vehicle. To completely understand this unique sedan, one must know its history.

The Car That Almost Wasn’t

The Dodge Charger was originally introduced in 1946 and was met with mostly indifference. Given the reception, it would have been understandable if that was the last time the Charger was heard from, but after 20 years, Dodge tried again.

The vision around this Charger was that it would be a street racer and had a coupe body style, much like the Challenger. This Charger, inspired heavily by the Dodge Coronet, had a much more popular rollout and led to the evolution of the vehicle loved by many drivers today.

The Charger and its Loyal Following

Over the years, Dodge has dipped into the nostalgia for classic Chargers, including the race car inspired Dodge Charger Daytona in 2017. This sedan’s reputation for adrenaline inducing performance and rebellious designs have continued to keep it popular.

Currently, the 2019 Dodge Charger is available in five trim levels. This sedan has not forgotten its roots as a performance and race car, getting a top speed of 204 mph in the SRT® Hellcat trim level, but it has also been able to go head-to-head with other mid-size sedans with its 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine.

Get Yourself Behind the Wheel

White Plains Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, in White Plains, NY, invites Charger enthusiasts to our dealership to get behind the wheel of one of these intriguing sedans. Call one of our experienced sales staff to schedule a test drive or stop on in if you are in town.

There are special financing offers and incentives on new Dodge vehicles that expire monthly so don’t hesitate and get in touch today!

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