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The New Dodge Charger: Will There Be a Pursuit Version?

09 Mar 2024
  • Will there be a police-specific trim, a "Pursuit" version, accompanying the publicly available models, as seen in past generations?

The automotive world is abuzz with excitement as Dodge unveils its latest iteration of the iconic Charger. A perennial favorite among enthusiasts and law enforcement alike, the Charger has become synonymous with power, performance, and a touch of American muscle. However, as the public eagerly awaits the arrival of the new Charger.

Revving Speculation as Law Enforcement Awaits Clarity

Revving Speculation as Law Enforcement Awaits Clarity

In a recent press conference, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis addressed the query about the potential for a Pursuit version of the new Charger. His response has only fueled the speculation, stating, "it's definitely on our radar." While this suggests that Dodge is considering the possibility, Kuniskis stopped short of providing a concrete confirmation, leaving the fate of the police-spec Charger hanging in the balance.

Though Dodge does not disclose Charger sales breakdowns by trim, Kuniskis did acknowledge the crucial role that law enforcement plays in the Charger's business. Since Ford discontinued the Crown Victoria in 2012, the Charger has seamlessly stepped into the void, becoming the sedan of choice for police departments across the nation, spanning local, state, and federal agencies.

While the Charger has proven its mettle in the law enforcement realm, the future of the Pursuit version remains uncertain. Kuniskis emphasized that no firm decisions have been made, leaving enthusiasts and law enforcement officials alike eagerly awaiting an official announcement.

The upcoming Charger lineup introduces new variants, including the all-electric Charger Daytona slated for release later this year and the inline-six gas-powered Charger "Sixpack" expected in 2025. It remains unclear which platform the Charger Pursuit, if produced, will be based on. Whether it aligns with the electric future or embraces the traditional gas-powered performance, the Charger Pursuit could offer law enforcement agencies a cutting-edge and customizable solution.

If past models are any indication, a Charger Pursuit would likely provide law enforcement administrators with a range of customization choices. This flexibility ensures that agencies can tailor their fleet to meet specific operational needs, enhancing performance, safety, and functionality.

With the Charger Daytona set to arrive at dealerships in the coming months, it's only a matter of time before Dodge unveils its plans for one of America's most popular police vehicles. Until then, the automotive community, law enforcement agencies, and Charger enthusiasts will eagerly anticipate the official word on the fate of the Charger Pursuit, eagerly awaiting details that could shape the future of law enforcement vehicles.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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