Despite being 14-years-old, the current Dodge Challenger (LA) was the best-selling two-door muscle car in 2021. With the Dodge brand pushing forward towards electrification (or eMuscle as the brand calls it), there have been a lot of questions and concerns regarding the next-generation Dodge Challenger (LB). As Dodge continues to be very guarded about its new muscle car lineup, which is due to hit the market in 2024.
Dodge CEO, Tim Kuniskis, said that the American performance brand would show off an all-electric concept version of the next-generation Challenger before the end of Q1 2022, pending some patents that were waiting to be approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Well, we are into Q2 2022 and we haven’t heard anything yet. So, we are putting our money on a later 2022 debut at either the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit (which is now in September) or the L.A. Auto Show in Los Angeles scheduled for November.
Now Dodge did tease the concept, in their brand presentation during the company’s EV Day 2021 event. The teasers did show us many of the details, other than confirming the return of the “Frathog” logo (which will be on the future electrified Dodges), and all-wheel-drive (AWD).
But thanks to the talent of digital artist Timothy Adry Emmanuel (@adry53customs), we might be getting a close look at the next-generation Dodge Challenger eMuscle car. Using the images from the video, we are seeing what could be the all-electric Dodge Challenger. The adry53customs design shows us multiple colors, as well as, an awesome virtual walkaround of the possible future Challenger.
The new Challenger will be much more modern but will continue to take retro heritage cues from Chrysler Group muscle cars of the past. Our source says, that Dodge is taking the design of the Challenger “very seriously” and is making sure “not to repeat the styling mistakes of the current Camaro”, which pushed the retro theme of the car into an “abominable mess.” Something that the adry53customs design shows. You can also check out his new series of exclusive CGI projects over at HotCars.