The 2025 Dodge Charger is on its way, but traditional internal combustion engine still uncertain.

A new electric muscle car is coming, potentially alongside an internal combustion sibling.

Let’s address the million-dollar question: an all-electric powertrain is confirmed, though specific configurations are still unknown. The high-powered 800-volt electric Banshee, an all-wheel-drive model, is expected to deliver over 800 horsepower, possibly nearing 900 hp.

After its August 2022 debut, Dodge showcased a red version of the concept at SEMA and announced nine potential powertrain options for the production model, including three levels for the Banshee.

This uncertainty extends to potential internal combustion engines for the next Charger. Dodge initially announced the next-gen Charger would be exclusively electric. However, rumors suggested that EVs might coexist with gas engines, particularly the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter “Hurricane” inline-six found in Ram and Jeep vehicles, which could offer Charger buyers a 500-hp gas option and make Dodge competitive with the Ford Mustang’s V8.

When we asked a Dodge spokesperson about these combustion-engine rumors, the response changed from a clear no to “no comment.” Interpret that as you will.

What’s the Appearance Like?

In the past, the Dodge Charger was a two-door vehicle, and the Charger Daytona SRT EV Concept suggests a return to that design. During its debut, Dodge indicated the concept was close to production form, and a recent teaser suggests it may be very similar to the final version.

However, with ongoing rumors of an internal combustion engine option, a significantly restyled version might accompany the EV. Fitting a long engine beneath the concept’s short hood and vented nose seems challenging.

Regardless of the powertrain, we anticipate a sleek liftback design with a wide stance and high beltline. Inside, the concept showcases a broad dashboard similar to the current Charger, equipped with digital display screens for the driver and infotainment system, creating a minimalist design. The new Charger will also feature two new exterior badges.

What Will Its Name Be?

This isn’t a trick question. Naturally, it will be called the Dodge Charger, but the concept also revives the Daytona nameplate. At SEMA, Dodge outlined the power levels for the EV, all under the Daytona name. Does this mean all Chargers will be Daytonas? Unconfirmed rumors suggest yes, but with a catch: electric models might be labeled Daytonas, while combustion models would retain just the Charger name. However, this depends on whether the rumors of a combustion version are true.

When Will It Debut and What Will It Cost?

The new Dodge Charger is set to debut in late 2024 as a 2025 model. While pricing details are not yet available, the previous Charger started at around $35,000 for the base V6 trim. If a similar combustion-powered model returns, it could be priced under $40,000. Electric Chargers are expected to start higher, with the top-tier AWD Banshee possibly reaching or exceeding six figures.

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  • Ian Sawyer

    Growing up with a father who was a mechanic I had an appreciation for cars and motorcycles from an early age. I shared my first bike with my brother that had little more than a 40cc engine but it opened up a world of excitement for me, I was hooked. As I grew older I progressed onto bigger bikes and...