2018 Dodge Changes
All of the 2018 model year changes at Dodge: new Challenger Demon and Hellcat Widebody, Charger GT, Durango SRT with 475 horsepower, etc. Bookmark this page, where all the changes will appear!
Two new performance variants are added:
The Challenger Demon becomes the new, most powerful production car outside of the Bugatti Chiron. With 840 horsepower and such tricks as a special engine controller that allows the use of 100-octane racing fuel, the Demon is a purpose built drag race machine.
The Challenger Hellcat Widebody uses the fender flares and larger rear tires of the Demon, without the other trick parts, allowing for better traction.
SRT brakes are optional on some Scat Pack models: 15.4" front and 13.8" rear Brembo.
Backup camera is now standard, so are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Auto one-touch up feature with pinch prevention added to windows (only the front lower).
New grille, badges and air-catcher front lights on Hellcat.
Rear backup camera and rear ParkSense (sonar backup warning system) are now standard. Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Warning are now optional on all models.
To match the Challenger's trims, AWD Charger is now called Charger GT, comes standard with the 300 horsepower version of the 3.6 V6 engine.
New grille and badges for Hellcat.
The Durango SRT is a new performance version, with the same 475 horsepower 6.4-liter Hemi V8 as the Dodge Charger SRT and Challenger SRT. No word on a Hellcat Durango, even as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk demonstrates that it is totally doable. The appearance includes a hood scoop with flanking air extractors. This hood will also be available on the Durango R/T (standard) and GT (optional).
The cool rotary gear shifter has been replaced by a more traditional T-handle, mostly due to safety and legal concerns. A new sport steering wheel is offered.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard.
Citadel and R/T now include front park assist sensors in addition to the rear sensors. Rear park camera is now standard on all trims.
Power liftgate now optional on SXT; standard on GT.
Five passenger versions are now offered at opposite ends of the spectrum: standard on SXT; optional on SRT (where it is called the Lightweight Performance Package.
Soldiers on with no changes. Two more years and it will tie the Dodge Omni as Chrysler's longest continuing vehicle that was replaced by a newer model. No sign that FCA will make a version of the Pacifica for Dodge.
Seven passenger seating is now standard on all models.
The snake rests in peace.