Dodge Hellcats get more features, higher prices for 2016

Dodge Hellcats get more features, higher prices for 2016

Dodge is planning to up the prices of its Charger and Challenger Hellcat models for the 2016 model year.

Dodge confirmed to The Detroit News on Tuesday that the 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat will arrive with an MSRP of $65,945, up $1,950 over last year’s model. The Challenger Hellcat will retail from $62,495 for the new model year, or $2,500 more than 2015. Both prices exclude destination and a gas guzzler tax.

For that extra scratch, Hellcat buyers will receive more standard features, including navigation and Laguna leather. Of course a 707-horsepower supercharged V8 engine is also standard, making the Hellcat twins one of the best performance bargains going.

Dodge has pledged to increase Hellcat production for 2016 after a shortage for the 2015 model year, but the red hot muscle cars still promise to be in short supply thanks to booming demand. Dodge has also revised the Hellcat ordering process to eliminate unscrupulous dealers that were taking deposits for cars that they didn’t actually have to sell.

Dodge hasn’t announced an on-sale date for the 2016 Charger and Challenger Hellcats, but they should arrive on dealer lots within the next few weeks.

Photos by Drew Johnson.

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