Dodge Challenger receives performance appearance package from Mopar

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

For those of you who own a Dodge Challenger and want an even more muscular appearance for their vehicle, Mopar has the solution. The tuning company revealed today a new exterior appearance package available as a factory production option which includes a unique body-color hood with scoop, body-color rear "Go-Wing" spoiler and strobe stripe performance graphics.

Also, an interior package is available and consists of a Mopar-branded T-handle shifter, bright pedal kit (automatic only), bright door-sill guards, premium carpet floor mats and a full vehicle cover.

The exterior package is offered at a price of $1,995 while the MSRP for the interior package is $945 for the automatic transmission and $780 for the manual transmission.

Both of the packages are available on the SE and R/T models in these colors: TorRed, Bright Silver Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal and Bright White.

The concept of the Dodge Challenger was originally presented during the 2006 North American International Auto Show. The design team however made sure that they remained faithful and continued to use the different elements of the basic concept.

As a result, the 2009 Dodge Challenger is a muscle machine that mixes nostalgia with a contemporary style. Chrysler LLC Senior Vice President of Design Trevor Creed said that the aim of the design team was to be able to get a mind's-eye view of what many people remember on the Dodge Challenge even as far back as 35 years ago.

The main issue that needed to be answered, Creed added, was for the new Challenger to provide the needed performance and comfort while being able to get the emotion present on the original version.

Much like the original Dodge Challenger, the exterior of the new model has a raised and long performance hood that has scoops with a recessed grille that has the round dual headlamps.

The muscle car outline is emphasized with the bold character line that goes from its stem to the stern. Rounding up the muscle car look is the rear with its dual retro rectangular exhaust outlets. The interior continues to honor the original version with the slanted shifter console and dark headliner.

In addition, the gauge cluster of the 2009 Dodge Challenger and its door panel cove carry a trapezoidal theme, similar to the original Challenger. What makes the 2009 version different is that it gives excellent seating in the rear, not typical of a two-door coupe. Unlike those in its class, the rear head measures 37.4 inches while leg room is at 32.6 inches.

Cargo space is also the best for its class with 16.2 cubic feet, the same as that of the Dodge Charger. Clearly the 2009 Dodge Challenger provides that extra comfort and functionality customers will surely appreciate.

Press Release

Dodge Introduces Performance Appearance Package for Challenger

"Our mission at Mopar is to add value to all of our brands," said Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, Chrysler Group LLC. "Our 'Moparized' Dodge Challenger is a great example of how we can further enhance the value of all of our Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge Car and Ram Truck vehicles."

Mopar's new exterior appearance package is now available as a factory production option. The exterior includes a unique body-color hood with scoop, body-color rear "Go-Wing" spoiler and strobe stripe performance graphics. An interior appearance package is also available and includes a Mopar-branded T-handle shifter, bright pedal kit (automatic only), bright door-sill guards, premium carpet floor mats and a full vehicle cover to protect this prized possession.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the exterior package is $1,995. The MSRP for the interior package is $945 for the automatic transmission and $780 for the manual transmission. Both options are available on SE and R/T models in the following colors: TorRed, Bright Silver Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal and Bright White.

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