Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reportedly stalled plans to introduce a next-generation Dodge Charger and Challenger.
The current Challenger will soon celebrate a decade on the market since the nameplate was resurrected for the 2008 model year. The modern Charger is already on its second generation, though the latest edition is already six years old.
Several sources have told Automotive News the will continue to age through the end of the decade. Both will eventually be redesigned upon FCA’s Giorgio platform architecture, which currently underpins the Alfa Romeo Giulia.
The platform is expected to be modified with a longer wheelbase and wider track for the Dodge siblings. Rumors suggest the cars will be approximately 500 pounds lighter than the current builds.
The latest report also suggests the Chrysler 300 will be retired when the Dodge models are revamped for the 2021 model year. Sales of the 300 are up slightly in the first 10 months of the year, but total deliveries are below both the Charger and Challenger.
Separate leaks point to an all-wheel-drive Challenger that is expected to be built upon the current platform. It is unclear if the new drivetrain will arrive alongside rumored mid-cycle updates for the Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300 sometime in 2018.