The new 2011 Dodge Charger is still under lock and key, and won’t be available to the general public until later this year. From a styling perspective the new Charger is much more aggressive than its predecessor and incorporates styling queues from cars build between 1968 and 1970. Curious person that I am though, I decided to do a little digging and came up with a few pictures of both a 2010 and 2011 Charger sitting side by side. Standing just a little bit lower the new 2011 Dodge Charger does indeed greet you with a bit more snarl from its front end. By incorporating a slighter deeper rake via a new hood and front valance, the Charger actually looks more pissed off than it did before, it also seems to be sitting about one-inch lower as well.
Out back the angular body lines have now been replaced with smoother, more sculpted sheet metal giving the car a more European look and feel. The rear valence treats us to an incorporated rear diffuser with dual exhaust cutouts that help lend to the Chargers new look. Back in 2005 when the Charger was reintroduced to the market Dodge had a tough time because the car was such a departure from the original. However over the last few years buyers have become accustom to their Chargers having four doors. They understand now that these are not true sports cars, but sport minded family sedans that have been updated for the modern age.
When viewing these cars side by side you can see that Dodge is now comfortable with the audience the Charger has developed. They’ve been able to establish a foothold in the market, make some proper styling changes, while at the same time giving customers what they want in terms of looks and performance. My hope is that the public buys into Chrysler’s new ideas of what a full size sport sedan should be, and in turn helps keep this car around for years to come.