A Dodge 100th Anniversary Special Edition Charger and Challenger have been introduced by Dodge to celebrate its century in business.
Early Years of Dodge
The early 1900s were the pioneer days of the automotive industry, with many brands struggling to gain acceptance and their own recognizable identity in the marketplace. In 1914 alone, nearly 150 new automobile brands went into production.
Today, a century later, only one of them still survives. That’s right … a century ago, John and Horace Dodge unveiled their first Dodge vehicle in Michigan, and it was met with rave reviews as they set a then-record for most first-model-year automobiles produced, totaling 45,033.
Fast-forwarding to today, and the 2014 model year is reason for Dodge to celebrate. After all, their 100th anniversary is upon us.
Dodge is celebrating, indeed! They have begun the festivities with the announcement of special-edition models of the 2014 Dodge Challenger and 2014 Dodge Charger. These are the first of what could be several surprises from the manufacturer commemorating this important milestone.
While neither anniversary edition features power of performance upgrades, there are numerous cosmetic additions that give the Dodge 100th Anniversary Special Edition Charger and Challenger a more refined feel. On the outside, new 20-inch, five-spoke wheels and special-edition badges are easily spotted. The “High Octane Pearl Red” paint is also a can’t-miss.
But it’s on the inside where the most significant upgrades will be found. Buyers get to choose from two all-new Nappa leather interiors, called “Molten Red” and “Foundry Black.” The same theme colors continue through to the arm rests, and brass-colored contrasting stitching adds another upscale, special effect. A unique flat-bottom steering wheel is part of the anniversary package, as are special anniversary badges on the front seats and floor mats that read “Dodge Est. 1914.” Additional 100th anniversary key fobs and a custom owner’s manual case are included.
A special-edition Dodge muscle car wouldn’t be complete without world-class power, and these limited-edition anniversary models will both be offered with Dodge’s iconic Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 and 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engines.