Why Dodge Challenger Had Been So Popular Till Now?

Constantly changing and ever evolving, the automobile industry regularly witnessing upgrades and new arrivals of models, each one trying to outdo the other on certain platforms. Whether it's the electric vehicles overcoming hybrids and traditional fossil-fuel vehicles, or the self-driving vehicles against the normal ones requiring a driver behind the wheel, or any other technological update, there is always something new being introduced to bury the competition in the ground.

Known all over the world, the brand Dodge is no rookie in the playing field of the automobile industry. Their vehicles with excellent specs coupled with equally excellent auto parts make them a very trusted brand. And one of their proud models is Dodge Challenger.

Popular, known worldwide, and highly appreciated in its glory days, the Dodge Challenger still has a lot to offer.

Where is Dodge Challenger now?

Absent from the market for decades, the Dodge Challenger returned to the muscle car world in the late 2000s with more attitude and tire-burning power than ever. Competing directly with the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, the Challenger holds its own with powerful engine options, aggressive looks, and a monstrous sound from its eight-cylinder engine variants.

What makes the Dodge Challenger so special?

When the Dodge Challenger originally debuted for the 1970 model year, it arrived after the Mustang and Camaro, but offered a great number of powertrain choices from the 145-hp, 225-cubic-inch “Slant Six” to the fearsome 426 Hemi, the “Elephant Motor.” The Challenger only lasted five model years, but in that short time, it became one of the most storied muscle car nameplates in the industry. So much so that certain meticulously restored examples have sold at auction for six-figure sums.

Coming in and out in the industry, Dodge Challenger continued to evolve and got modernized, all while making its name known throughout the world.

Then for 2015, Dodge took the muscle car world by storm by introducing the 707-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat. We matched the Hellcat against our other supercharged V-8 contender, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, in a head-to-head muscle car comparison. The Hellcat won over the ZL1 mostly for its straight-line speed, aggressive presence, and impressive interior.

The latest generation of Dodge Challenger?

The latest major refresh arrived for the 2015 model year, bringing a revised exterior and an available, more powerful 6.4-liter Hemi V-8. For 2017, Dodge has brought even more performance and menacing looks to the Challenger lineup by introducing the all-new Challenger which is still yet to be announced.

Why would you consider one? How is owning one, especially here in NZ, an absolutely wonderful thing?

If comfortable highway cruising, a nice interior, and aggressive looks are on your priority list, then the Dodge Challenger is worth a test drive.

If you’re already a proud owner of one, then looking for Challenger parts in NZ will be a breeze, since Hi Tech Auto Parts World got you covered. Visit our site here, and enjoy cruising.


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