The restyled 2015 Challenger is characterized by a strong design inspiration from the iconic 1971 model, which is visible in the front split grille surround, the rear split LED tail lamps with Gloss Black surround, the range of body colors as well as the cockpit design. The available powertrains include the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, which delivers up to 375 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque, and the new Scat Pack 6.4-liter HEMI delivering 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. Below we report selected details on the exterior and interior design.
Inspired by the iconic 1971 Challenger, all 2015 models take on a bold new appearance that draws on the 1971 model’s split-grille and split-tail lamp cues, updated to 2015 with four signature LED headlamp halo surrounds offset by piano black trim. Single projector-beam headlamps at each front corner light the road ahead. High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are also available. The profile is characterized by large thruster rear-quarter panels, while fender and belt lines tie together at the front and rear of the car to create a sleeker appearance. Nine wheel designs are available, including all-new forged aluminum lightweight 20-by-9-inch wheel design finished in Hyper Black II, featuring an anodized metallic look with a flush body-side appearance. A new split tail-lamp design continues the historic 1971 model’s inspiration while the signature LED treatment creates a single ribbon of light within each lamp. A redesigned rear valance provides the 2015 Challenger with a widened, more planted appearance, while fascia-mounted exhaust tips (with the Pentastar V-6 engine) provide a high-performance finished look. Heritage and high-impact exterior colors range from B5 Blue and Sublime Green to TorRed. Seven different stripe options give Challenger drivers the ability to get customization straight from the factory.
Like the exterior, the cabin of the 2015 Dodge Challenger is also inspired by the interior of the 1971 Challenger. The cockpit embodies the trapezoidal themed exterior in an artistic and more organically styled way. The all-new cleanly executed instrument panel features an aluminum-stamped driver’s bezel and a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster screen that extends through the driver’s bezel and provides a customizable display. The all-new gauge cluster features an analog speedometer and tachometer that provide a heritage-inspired “tic-toc-tach” look with throwback radial numbering and concave shape. Additionally, the center stack neatly houses the new standard 5-inch or the optional 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreens. Additional highlights include the new trapezoidal shaped aluminum-stamped high-sill center console with its asymmetric look and the leather-wrapped surface and French-seamed accent stitching. The new steering wheel features a sculpted rim so the driver’s hands have a sure grip at the 2- and 10-o’clock positions, while available paddle shifters (with automatic transmission) are located on the backs of the upper spokes. The redesigned seats have improved cushioning and more comfortable contours and are available in premium cloth, Ballistic Cloth, Nappa leather and Nappa leather with Alcantara Suede. For 2015, the Dodge Challenger offers 14 different interior color and trim selections inspired by the muscle car’s roots. They include a wide variety of colors and materials, from throwback Houndstooth cloth to Ruby Red and Black, Tungsten and Black, and Pearl and Black premium leather sport and performance seats with accent stitching.