Dodge is finally telling fans how they can order one of their ‘Last Call’ models of the 2023 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger. Dodge is opening the orders for what are expected to be collector’s vehicles. The 2023 Chargers and Challengers will be the last gas-powered muscle cars built at the Brampton, Ontario, plant in Canada. The plant will close for retooling at the end of the 2023 production run. Dodge plans to build an electric muscle car for the 2024 model year. A concept of the electric vehicle called the Charger Daytona SRT was shown in August.
Dodge’s Horsepower Locator Tool
The locator site is available on DodgeGarage.com. It will help potential buyers locate exactly which dealers will have the different ‘Last Call’ models, so buyer can order the exact vehicle they want. The Dodge Horsepower Locator tracks dealership allocations, not dealership inventory, allowing enthusiasts to see all 2023 Challenger and Charger models still available for ordering by each dealer.
‘Last Call’ Special-Editions
So far, Dodge has announced six 2023 ‘Last Call’ special-edition Chargers and Challengers. The seventh was supposed to be announced next week at the Special Equipment Market Association Show or SEMA. The vehicle has been delayed because of mechanical issues. During a video conference discussing the ‘Last Call’ availability, Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer, said they have been blowing up engines trying to create the perfect ‘Last Call’ model. The other special-editions mirror the horsepower found in the throwback models. Engineers have been trying to amp-up the horsepower for the seventh special model. Kuniskis hopes to be able to reveal it in the first quarter of next year.
So far, Dodge has announced these six 2023 Dodge ‘Last Call’ models: the Dodge Challenger Shakedown, Dodge Charger Super Bee, Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger, Dodge Charger King Daytona and Dodge Challenger Black Ghost.
Dodge has decided to allocate the vehicles to its dealers rather than take buyer’s reservations. During the video conference Kuniskis said they are trying to make the process as fair as possible and avoid possible bidding wars.
“Dodge has been building special-edition muscle cars for the last decade, and we have yet to find an allocation methodology that satisfies everyone. Our new ‘Last Call’ Horsepower Locator isn't going to satisfy everyone either, but it's our attempt to take the mystery out of it,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer - Stellantis. “We're making the process as transparent as possible, giving enthusiasts the power to search for each 2023 model and trim level allocated to each dealer. Our enthusiasts will have every opportunity to locate the Dodge 'Last Call' model they desire.”
Dealer Allocations of ‘Last Call’ 2023 Dodge Models
Because there will be a limited supply of vehicles being built, Dodge is limiting the allocations to some of its best or most popular dealers. Potential buyers are being encouraged to work with their dealer to order the vehicle they want.
Dodge breaks it down this way. “Dodge special-edition “Last Call” models will be awarded to the 500 top volume dealerships in Challenger and Charger sales. The top 200 dealers will receive 12 special-edition models, dealers #201-300 in sales will receive 10 special-edition models, and dealers in the #301-500 range will receive six special-edition models. Each special-edition 2023 Dodge "Last Call" model will arrive pre-configured. Orders for special-edition “Last Call” models must be placed by contacting dealers with inventory of the desired special-edition vehicle.”
The new Dodge Horsepower Locator is based on dealership allocations, not dealership inventory. The tool will help customers find a Dodge ‘Last Call’ model by providing information on vehicles still available for ordering through a dealer. For Dodge Challenger and Charger models that are on a dealership lot or in transit to a dealer, customers will still be able to view these through the Search New Inventory function on Dodge.com.
According to Dodge, the Horsepower Locator will be updated daily Monday through Friday during the first few months of vehicle ordering, providing customers nearly real-time access to the most current list of vehicles still available for ordering at dealerships. As 2023 vehicle orders are processed by dealers, the corresponding drop in available vehicle allocation will be updated on the Horsepower Locator. Fans will be able to track exactly how many of each model and trim level remain available for ordering.
Dodge ‘Last Call’ Pricing
Dodge is also announcing pricing for its entire 2023 Dodge Challenger and Charger lineup, including pricing for the first six Dodge “Last Call” special-edition models. U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the 2023 lineup does not include the $1,595 destination and fees. Prices range from $30,545 for the 2023 Challenger SXT up to $99,315 for the 2023 Challenger Black Ghost Special Edition. The most expensive 2023 Dodge Charger is the Charger King Daytona Special Edition at $98,420.
For complete information on the Dodge Horsepower Locator, visit DodgeGarage.com.
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