Dodge to End Production of Gas-Powered Challenger, Charger in 2023

Pontiac — It’s official: Dodge will end production of the Challenger and Charger in their current form in December 2023, ahead of the launch of its all-electric muscle car in 2024.

To assist customers who want one of the gas-powered vehicles with a “Last Call” plate under the hood, the Stellantis NV performance brand will post on its website in October the details of where vehicles will be allocated for the last year of production and how many each dealer receives for the remainder of the run. The inventory of unsold vehicles will be updated weekly, said Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis. Prices for the 2023 model year are yet to be shared.

The confirmation is part of the first of a three-day series of announcements and will be unveiled at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac during what Dodge has dubbed “Speed ​​Week” between last weekend’s Roadkill Nights street drag race event and the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday.

As the latest installment, Dodge will unveil seven 2023 special edition muscle car models in the coming weeks that will go to top dealers like a “sneaker drop,” Kuniskis said. The performance brand is also bringing back the Durango Hellcat for 2023, introducing a slew of new Direct Connection parts and partnering with a custom shop for customers to get a Challenger convertible.

Dodge has partnered with Florida's Drop Top Customs to offer a Challenger convertible with a $25,999 retail option.

“Day one is all of our current cars, all about how much more we can get in and out of our current cars before they go out of production,” Kuniskis said. “We want to make sure we celebrate these cars in the right way.”

Six of the special edition vehicles for the outgoing muscle cars will pay tribute to Dodge vehicles of the past, and a seventh will be the final special edition shown at the 2022 SEMA Show November 1-4 in Las Vegas . The license plate, “1FAST29,” is a hint, Kuniskis said.

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