Why Dodge Challenger Is Such a Popular Car...

Constantly changing and ever evolving, the automobile industry regularly witnessing upgrades and new arrivals of models, each one trying to outdo the other.

Known all over the world, the brand Dodge is no rookie in the playing field of the automobile industry. Their vehicles have excellent specs, innovative features and robust quality. One of their best models so far is undoubtedly the Dodge Challenger.

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.

What makes the Dodge Challenger so special?

When the Dodge Challenger originally debuted in 1970, 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.

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 a 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? Then looking for Challenger parts in NZ will be a breeze, since Hi Tech Auto Parts World have got you covered. Look around on our site here, and enjoy cruising.


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