Latest Automotive News

Subscribe in a reader





2009 Dodge Challenger Model

Email   small font medium font large font

Google
 
Web AutoNews24h.com

Chrysler LLC Introduces Entire 2009 Dodge Challenger Model Lineup at New York International Auto Show

Three available models - Dodge Challenger SRT8®, Dodge Challenger R/T and

Dodge Challenger SE - with Pricing From the Low $20's

  • 35 Years Later, Dodge Redefines Modern American Muscle
  • Re-creation of vintage American muscle car blends nostalgic flair with modern engineering and technology
  • Five-passenger, two-door coupe produced from proven Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger platform
  • First modern-day, HEMI®-powered car offered with precision-shift six-speed manual transmission
  • New-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 delivers increased fuel economy (an estimated 5 percent) with more horsepower (30 hp) and improved torque (8 lb.-ft.)
  • 5.7-liter HEMI goes from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds
  • SRT-exclusive 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine goes from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds
  • Best-in-class rear head (37.4 inches) and leg (32.6 inches) room provides spacious back seat for up to three adults
  • Best-in-class trunk space (16.2 cu. ft.) equal to the Dodge Charger
  • More than 25 safety and security features including supplemental side-curtain air bags, advanced multi-stage air bags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and anti-lock brakes
  • Equipped with cutting-edge technology including MyGIG™ radio/navigation, UConnect® Hands-free Communication System, Keyless Go push-button start and Remote Start
  • To ensure quality, Dodge Challenger engineers logged nearly 3.2 million customer-equivalent miles in development process
  • All-new 2009 Dodge Challenger to arrive this fall
  • Full lineup press kit available online at www.media.chrysler.com

Today at the New York International Auto Show, Chrysler LLC unveiled its full 2009 Dodge Challenger model lineup. Pricing will start in the low $20's.

The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger merges the best American muscle-car characteristics — unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful engines, and technology — to delight driving enthusiasts across several generations.

"Our all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger is a modern-day muscle machine representing the best from the past and present," said Mike Accavitti, Director, Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC. "Thirty-five years following the debut of the original, we are bringing Dodge Challenger back and loading it with essential hardware, styling and technology desired by today's buyer."

The Dodge Challenger is the first five-passenger, two-door coupe produced from Chrysler's proven rear-wheel-drive platform that delivers the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. Developed with Dodge's credo of "bold, powerful and capable," the Challenger delivers a modern two-door muscle car.

Three models will be offered in North America: Dodge Challenger SRT8®, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SE.

Essential Hardware

The Dodge Challenger R/T features the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission that produces an estimated 370 horsepower (276 kW) and 398 lb.-ft. of torque (540 N·m). For 2009, the HEMI engine is upgraded to get an estimated five percent improvement in fuel economy as well as an increase of 30 horsepower (9 percent) and 8 lb.-ft. improved torque (2 percent) over a greater range of engine speeds. The automatic transmission features fuel-saving multi-displacement (MDS) technology which increases fuel economy by as much as 20 percent depending on driving conditions without sacrificing vehicle performance. The Dodge Challenger R/T also offers a precision-shift six-speed manual transmission — the first for a new-generation HEMI-powered car — that produces 375 horsepower (280 kW) and 404 lb.-ft. of torque (548 N·m) when running on premium fuel. The Dodge Challenger R/T can go from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds.

The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 features an SRT-exclusive 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine mated with a new-for-2009 six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick that generates a blistering 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 N·m). The vehicle can go from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds.

The Dodge Challenger SE powered by the 3.5-liter High Output V-6 with a four-speed automatic transmission produces 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 250 lb.-ft. of torque (339 N·m).

Patterned off the Dodge Charger architecture, the front suspension and five-link independent rear suspension system on all Dodge Challenger models provide excellent ride and handling characteristics.

Essential Styling

The Dodge Challenger design team stayed true to the concept revealed at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, while drawing upon elements from the original Challenger. The result: a bold, aggressive muscle machine that blends nostalgia with modern Dodge style.

"Our designers wanted to capture the mind's-eye view of what people today remember about the Dodge Challenger from 35 years ago," said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President - Design, Chrysler LLC. "Their challenge was to excite today's customer by capturing the emotion of the original Challenger, while offering today's comfort and performance."

On the exterior, the long, raised performance hood with scoops and recessed grille with round dual headlamps are reminiscent of the original Dodge Challenger. The bold A-line, or character line, that runs from stem to stern gives the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger an instantly recognizable muscle-car profile. Retro dual rectangular exhaust outlets complete the look from the rear.

On the interior, the trapezoidal theme of the door-panel cove and gauge cluster, dark headliner and slanted shifter console are inspired by the original Dodge Challenger. The modern interpretation of the Dodge Challenger offers exceptional rear seating for a two-door coupe, achieving best-in-class rear head (37.4 inches) and leg (32.6 inches) room compared to the competition. Coupled with best-in-class cargo space (16.2 cu. ft.) — equal to the Dodge Charger — the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger offers added comfort and functionality.

Essential TechnologyThe all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger offers customers a full range of innovative technologies including:

  • MyGIG™ provides a cutting-edge multimedia audio and entertainment system, with built-in navigation
  • UConnect® Hands-free Communication System provides convenient, voice-activated communication with Bluetooth® cellular phones
  • SIRIUS® Digital Satellite Radio offers a variety of commercial-free radio programs and music
  • Keyless Go allows the driver to start the vehicle with the simple push of a button
  • Remote Start starts a secured vehicle with the key fob

More than 25 Safety and Security Features

Dodge Challenger offers more than 25 safety and security features including:

  • Supplemental Side-curtain Air Bags extend protection to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers
  • Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) modulate the brakes for the driver to provide steering control while braking
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) applies selective braking or throttle reduction to control oversteer and understeer
  • Brake Assist ensures maximum braking action during panic stops
  • Traction Control reduces the throttle and/or applies selective braking to optimize traction during acceleration
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA) for Manual Transmission application assists the driver in launching the vehicle on an incline
  • Automatic Headlamps turn headlamps on at dusk and off in the daylight without driver intervention
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) alerts driver about low tire pressure(s) in order to facilitate safe handling

2009 Dodge Challenger Production

The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger will be built at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. It will be built on the same assembly line as the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger.

Receive the latest automotive news by email!

Enter your email address:


Related news
Beats New Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan in the Full-Size Pickup Category All-new 2009 Dodge Ram recognized by Texas journalists for utility, value and efficiency Grapevine, Texas ...
Chrysler Group's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group will take the SRT4 reputation to new heights with the introduction of the all-new, 300-horsepower 2007 Dodge Caliber SRT4. ...
Chrysler Group, unveiled the all-new 2007 Dodge Nitro at the Chicago Auto Show. Dodge Nitro is the first mid-size SUV for Dodge, complementing the brand's current lineup, which now consists ...
Automotive industry lifestyle leaders at DUB Magazine partner with Chrysler LLC to bring two limited-edition vehicles to the market Special-edition Chrysler 300 Touring and Dodge Charger SXT models provide new level of ...
All-new Ram offers more game-changing content, lower price All-new 2009 Dodge Ram priced at $22,170 for regular cab, $26,225 for Quad Cab® and $32,530 for Ram Crew 1500 (all prices include $900 for ...
Fernando Alonso's return to Renault won't change Formula One's pecking order, according to Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. ``Ferrari and McLaren will surely be very fast again,'' Raikkonen said Thursday at Ferrari's ...
When it comes to driving a car, nothing is as important as safety. Volkswagen has achieved outstanding results in the demanding Euro NCAP crash tests, just one of the areas that demonstrate how ...
Audi AG, the luxury carmaker owned by Volkswagen, said Monday it plans to invest US$15.7 billion through 2011 and expand its line of models to 40 from the current 22. ...

Best Investment Newsletter

- 46% in 2008

- invest in the best performing US stocks only and sell them when the uptrend is over

- very easy to follow, simple buy/sell signals

- no need to have investing or trading experience

Find More Now!


2009 Dodge Challenger Model
> © 2006-2017 AutoNews24h.com except where otherwise noted