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    The Dodge Charger SXT and base model Chrysler 300 have
    proven to be a popular alternative to the Hemi powered variants of the same
    models, with their powerful yet efficient 3.5L V6 making 250 horsepower and 250
    ft-lb of torque.  When Dodge released the
    information about the upcoming 2009 Dodge Challenger SE, that same 3.5L V6
    would prove to be a great fit for the base model muscle car, but leaves us
    asking, where is the SXT?


    The Charger and Magnum, along with the other SRT models
    (Ram, Neon, Caliber) all offer an SXT package, which in most cases is just a
    sights and sounds package (sunroof, upgraded stereo, etc), but the Challenger
    went from SE (the base of the other models mentioned) and jumped to the R/T and
    SRT8…so where is the Challenger SXT?

    Chrysler of Canada, having noticed the lack of the trimline
    has begun taking surveys at car shows around Canada to gauge interest in an SXT
    model that would likely be a Canadian-only trimline.  The package would take a handful of options
    from the V8 trimlines, such as the chin spoiler, the rear trunklid spoiler, and
    the chrome fuel door, and apply them to a V6 model.  It would also include a wheel upgrade to
    either the standard R/T wheels, or some special 5-spoke aluminum wheels with
    black trim, and a rectangular exhaust tip. 
    Chrysler of Canada is also experimenting with things like stripes, and
    interior trim upgrades, but as of right now, the Challenger SXT is still deep
    in the design process.