To a unibody platform and back! That would be the best way to describe this nameplate. While the original model was a typical body-on-frame SUV, the current generation switched to a unibody platform and become a typical crossover. However, it looks like this will change soon and that the next generation will once again ride on a traditional BoF architecture. The 2021 Dodge Durango won’t be closely related to the Grand Cherokee anymore.
The current generation of the Charge is a pretty outdated vehicle in so many aspects. Although the fact that it was launched in 2011 doesn’t seem that bad, the problem is with the platform, which remained largely unchanged from the previous model. Therefore, this model actually rides on an architecture that was introduced 15 years ago. For that reason, the Charger is heavier, less athletic and less efficient than pretty much all rivals. Therefore, it’s no wonder that you can find more and more reports that are suggesting a complete redesign for the near future. According to them, the new will come with some pretty radical changes.
FCA management is perfectly aware of the fact that the current generation of this muscle car is way too old to remain competitive in the following years. Therefore, we count on a soon redesign. That will most likely be sometime in about year or two. Therefore, we expect to see a bunch of novelties from the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat as well.