2010 Dodge Challenger | new car review

Posted on Jun 6, 2010 by

The current generation Challenger is a contemporary American that incorporates many design cues from the original 1970s version.

Launched in 2008 the Challenger has been selling well in its home market but hasn’t been able to compete with rivals such as the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang in the Middle East, primarily due to its high price tag and Dodge’s corporate woes.

Nevertheless, the Challenger remains a modern classic with many positive attributes including strong performance and immense road presence. Classic muscle car styling cues, like the long flat bonnet and lots of front and rear overhang, give the car its distinctive look even though it is actually based on the Dodge Charger’s chassis and shares many parts with its sibling too.

At more than five metres in length the Challenger can seat five in relative comfort with decent amounts of legroom at the front and rear. For a sporty the car has impressive boot space too.

In the Middle East the 2010 Challenger is available in only one version; the sporty SRT8, which features a 431bhp, 6.1-litre Hemi V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission powering the rear wheels.

Being a top end model the Challenger SRT8 comes loaded with bi-xenon headlights, leather sport seats, power driver’s seat, keyless entry, starter button, CD/MP3 audio system, climate control, cruise control, power windows and mirrors, 20-inch alloy wheels and Brembo brakes. Safety kit includes front and side airbags, ABS and stability control.

For 2010 Dodge has dropped the HEMI Orange colour but has added three new retro colours; Plum Crazy, Detonator Yellow and Furious Fuschia.

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