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Large cars: Refresh, not replacement

by David Zatz on

Reliable Allpar source oh20 wrote that Chrysler’s large cars will be refreshed for the 2019 model year, giving the current platform another lease on life until around 2021.

He wrote that the Challenger (LA), 300 (LX), and Charger (LD) will continue through 2020, and that the 2018s don’t appear to be a “huge change.” The new Challenger debuted in 2015, making 2020 its five-year mark.

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For 2018, oh2o wrote, “I would look for nothing more major than a mild refresh and a powertrain update to the upcoming, new, more efficient powertrains that we have been talking about.”

The LB, LY, and LF are apparently on their way but not until 2021.

He did caution, “The waters are still pretty muddy though, … and anything can change at any time. I am learning, that perhaps even more so than in the past, flexibility in choices is key. They are keeping as many doors open as they can as much as they can.”

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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