With all the noise about the American sedan becoming an endangered species in the wake of Ford’s and GM’s controversial passenger car slasheds, some modelings still carry on with business as usual.
Not only that; they even sell better now than they did when they launched more than 10 years ago. We’re talking about the mechanically-related Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans as well as the Dodge Challenger coupe.
The Charger sold better last year than in 2011 and 2009, while its Chrysler-badged sibling persuaded more buyers in 2018 than in 2009, 2010, or 2011. Remarkably, Dodge and Chrysler sold a total of 178,663 Chargers, Challengers and 300 s during the last model year. About 115,000 of that total is made up of Charger and 300 marketings blended, according to Road& Track.
This is a big surprise, as all three of them are old autoes by the vehicle industry’s current standards- and the fact that two of them are big sedans proceeds against the tide as well. After all, weren’t sedans( especially big-hearted ones) supposed to be dead by now in the U.S. sell? As for the Challenger, it shows the middle thumb as well to industry experts, who find that today big coupes are even more irrelevant than sedans.
It looks like some Dodge and Chrysler purchasers didn’t get the memo from U.S. automakers( including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) to change from sedans to crossovers in order to help carmakers establish more money in the process.
The big question is, patently, how a long way back the Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300 will stick around. FCA would be crazy to stop stimulating them as long as they are still popular. Rumor has it a major refresh is being planned, which would extend the platform’s life for at least another five years. Apparently, automobile experts can’t get everything privilege, and sometimes it pays off to swim against the current.
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