Details on the upcoming Dodge Charger have been scarce since the introduction of the electric Charger Daytona SRT concept in August 2022. However, a recent commercial has offered a sneak peek at the anticipated muscle car, albeit in a stylized form. The festive advertisement unfolds with a Dodge-branded “Santa’s Naughty List” book, revealing the new coupe on the second page.
Cloaked in red, the Charger closely mirrors the conceptual design, featuring a slender rectangular opening across the front and a pronounced C-shaped vent on the hood. The two-door body has been slightly adjusted for increased rear headroom, accommodating rear seats in the next-gen Charger.
Notably, the headlights undergo a significant transformation. Departing from the concept’s thin LED strip and recessed lights, the production-spec Charger opts for circular units. The front bumper adopts a simplified design with a single large opening, complemented by larger side-view mirrors.
Although labeled a “preproduction model shown for illustration purposes only” in the fine print, the reveal strongly suggests an accurate representation of the forthcoming Charger. According to the text, the Charger is slated to be available in late 2024, indicating a potential arrival for the 2025 model year instead of the initially expected 2024.
While an electric variant is confirmed, enthusiasts of traditional internal combustion engines may still have options, albeit without a V-8. Leaked images of a body-in-white surfaced online, hinting at an engine bay and transmission tunnel.
This suggests the Charger may feature a variant of the Hurricane inline-six engine seen in other Stellantis vehicles like the 2025 Ram 1500 and Jeep Wagoneer. The twin-turbocharged Hurricane boasts an output of either 420 or 510 horsepower. Rumors also circulate about a four-door version of the next-gen Charger.
More comprehensive details are anticipated in the months leading up to the Charger’s launch next year, providing enthusiasts with a clearer picture of what to expect from this eagerly awaited model.