Some might have thought that Dodge//SRT would move all their focus over to the Dodge Charger lineup for the 2020 model year, considering that during the 2019 model year it seemed that the Challenger got all the love with introductions of the 797 horsepower SRT HELLCAT Redeye and R/T Scat Pack Widebody models. But that isn’t the case. Instead, the Challenger is back for 2020, and it gets even more goodies than ever before. So let’s take a quick look at the new 2020 Dodge Challenger lineup.
While the Challenger returns with the same lineup as last year, there is much to talk about. In its lineup, there are about a dozen combinations of different Challenger variants, but Dodge//SRT has eight trim levels for the car. Models like T/A and 1320 are listed under the R/T and R/T Scat Pack nameplates, respectfully.
So what’s new for the 2020 model year? Wheels and finishes! There are nine new wheels and finishes throughout the Challenger’s lineup.
- SXT AWD and GT AWD feature new standard 19-inch Satin Carbon wheels and available Black Noise wheels (included with Blacktop Package)
- GT RWD features new standard 20-inch Satin Carbon wheels, available Satin Carbon Wheels (included with Plus Group) and optional Lights Out wheels (included with Performance Handling Group)
- R/T models feature new standard 20-inch Satin Carbon wheels, available polished with Tinted Clear wheels (included with Plus Group) and available Lights Out wheels (included with T/A Package and Performance Handling Group)
- R/T Scat Pack features new standard 20-inch Low Gloss Granite wheels
- R/T Scat Pack Widebody features optional 20-inch x 11-inch Low Gloss Black wheels
- SRT HELLCAT Widebody and SRT HELLCAT Redeye Widebody models feature new standard 20-inch x 11-inch Low Gloss Black wheels and optional Low Gloss Granite “Warpspeed” wheels
- SRT HELLCAT and SRT HELLCAT Redeye models feature optional 20-inch Machined wheels with Granite pockets
Challenger R/T and R/T Scat Pack models get new badges for the new model year. R/T models receive a new HEMI fender badge, while R/T Scat Pack models get a badge placed on the passenger side of the rear spoiler. Speaking of badging, the Challenger also receives numerous updates to its instrument panel (I/P) badges.
- Script “Challenger” badge on Blacktop Package on SXT, GT and R/T models and T/A on R/T and R/T Scat Pack
- Standard block “Challenger” badge on SXT, GT, and R/T models
- “SHAKER” logo badge on R/T and R/T Scat Pack Shaker models
- R/T Scat Pack badge with “392” and Scat Pack Bee on R/T Scat Pack
- Black and Red SRT HELLCAT badge on SRT HELLCAT models
While last year’s focus was on the exterior with powertrain, new hoods, and widebody variants, Dodge//SRT has refocused its attention on where it counts most, the interior. All-new for the 2020 model year is a premium-stitched dash and upper door panels, for all models equipped with leather. New optional carbon-fiber bezels packaged with a Dynamica suede headliner is available on all HEMI models. The design staff also redesigned the steering wheel, with a new flat-bottom leather-wrapped wheel, which is included in the Performance Handling Group package on GT RWD and R/T models, as well as the Dynamics Package on R/T Scat Pack and R/T Scat Pack Widebody. Even a new Caramel Alcantara interior color option is available on Challenger GT, R/T, and R/T Scat Pack models.
Of course, the big news is that the R/T Scat Pack 1320 returns for 2020. The grassroots drag racing package turns the R/T Scat Pack into the fastest naturally-aspirated street muscle car for running the quarter-mile at 11.70 seconds at 115 miles per hour (mph). Of course, it is joined with T/A and T/A 392 packages, that continue to be available under the R/T and R/T Scat Pack trim levels.
The 2020 Dodge Challenger has three new colors for the new model year. Gone is B5 Blue, Sublime, Destroyer Grey, Plum Crazy, and Yellow Jacket. Those colors are being replaced with Frostbite (which made its debut on the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody), Hellraisin (also known as BlackEye in its concept form), and Sinamon Stick, all three will be available later in the model year. Nine colors do return for the 2020 model year, those colors include, F8 Green, Go ManGO!, Granite Crystal, IndiGO Blue, Octane Red, Pitch Black, TorRed, Triple Nickle, and White Knuckle.
We will be breaking down each trim level when pricing becomes available for the 2020 models.
So what do you think of the new 2020 Dodge Challenger lineup? Let us know in the comments below.
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