Because we need to wait just a little longer for a next-gen model

The Charger isn’t exactly as old as the senior-citizen Challenger (now 10 years old) but it has been on the market since 2011, making it due for a generational shift. We’ll have to wait a little longer for that, but to help keep the mob at bay, Dodge is ushering in a much-needed facelift for 2019. Little is known at this point but as you can see from the teaser image, it’s slated to get a new face. High performance models like the SRT Hellcat, for example, will get an all-new grille and will even get that integrated intake. The grille is slimmed down considerably compared to the 2018 model and it looks like the front fascia may actually be a bit sportier.

Outside of what we can see in this photo, however, there’s little more to be said without going into excessive speculation. We don’t even know if the Charger will get that same aggressive hood scoop from the Challenger update. We do know that a full design is underway for both the Challenger and Charger, however. And, to make things even better, the wait is due to a major platform shift that will have the Challenger and Charger brothers riding on the same platform as the Maserati Ghibli.

That could be big news for these two reborn but aging muscle cars. Stick around for updates about the 2019 facelift and be sure to check out our full review of each model at the links below!

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

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Read our full review on the 2015 Dodge Charger.

2015 Dodge Challenger High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2015 Dodge Challenger.

The Dodge Charger – America’s only four-door muscle car and the sales leader in the large car segment for five years running – is doubling down with upgrades inside and out for the 2019 model year. Among the changes, high-performance Charger models get an all-new grille design, which extends the sinister-looking front end to accentuate visual width and reflects Charger customers’ continuous demand for standout exterior design. More information to come this summer …

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