Dodge Challenger & Charger May Soon Be Available in RHD — Could We See The Hellcats In India?

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is evaluating a business case for right-hand drive (RHD) versions of its iconic Dodge Charger and Challenger muscle cars.

caradvice Australia spoke to FCA Australia boss Steve Zanlunghi at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show about the possibility of RHD Chargers and Challengers for Australia, a country known for its love for V8 powered performance cars.

Zanlunghi told the Australian website that FCA Australia had seen the runaway success story of the new Ford Mustang in Australia and was currently evaluating a business case for the conversion of the Charger and Challenger from left-hand-drive to right-hand drive for the Aussie market.

Zanlunghi said "We are constantly looking for the opportunities in the marketplace and that's one of them. Especially when there's the Falcon and Commodore going, so if we can make a business case out of it then we can see those vehicles here in Australia."

FCA Australia had previously looked at converting the current generation Charger and Challenger to right-hand drive on their own but had decided against it as the conversion cost was too high.

Now though, FCA is looking to the next-generation of the Charger and Challenger, which will be based on the Giorgio platform, which currently underpins cars like the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the newly unveiled Stelvio SUV.

However, the new Dodge muscle cars are still three years away, but if FCA does finally decide to bring RHD with its iconic muscle cars, it could also prove to be something Indian fans of the Charger and Challenger could look forward to seeing on our roads in the future.

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