The upcoming 2019 Dodge Challenger will mark the model’s 11th year. This release will be getting a few touch-ups, especially in the Hellcat model. New teaser photos reveal modified frontal designs in the hood that some people refer as “nostrils.”
The current 2018 Dodge Challenger has a single hood scoop. The 2019 model, however, features a double scoop that resembles nostrils. Aside from this noticeable change, other modifications include a wide body fender and an electric blue color unavailable in previous model years.
FCA US LLC did not provide any additional details but did say that the double scoops serve a functional purpose rather than being purely aesthetic. On a visual level, the design is a throwback to earlier muscle cars prominent from the 1960s and 1970s. The design, though, has been upgraded for a contemporary appearance and to enable maximum air intake. Several analysts have described the modern design as looking “slicker” and “meaner.”
According to a Dodge spokesman, the new grille design “accentuates visual width and reflects Charger customers’ continuous demand for standout exterior design.” Under the hood, this Dodge model features the 6.2-liter supercharged V8, which churns out an insane 707 horsepower.
As of now, the nostril design is only confirmed for the 2019 Dodge Challenger. There is no word yet whether the 2019 Dodge Charger will get the same treatment. We can expect more official news from FCA US LLC in the summer.
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