Dodge Honors Armed Forces with Stars & Stripes Challenger and Charger
Military-themed Dodge Challenger and Charger package is available with GT, R/T and Scat Pack models.
Global marketing research firm mTAB conducted a study that ran from October 2016 through September 2018 and during that time, active members of the military bought more Dodge products than any other brand. Also, the Challenger and Charger each had the highest ratio of active military buyers, so to show appreciate for the loyalty of the U.S. Armed Forces and to pay tribute to service members as a group, American’s high performance brand has introduced the Stars & Stripe Edition.
“Dodge is known for delivering custom looks straight from the factory. We also have a strong following of buyers who are in the military, as well as many buyers who are patriotic,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America and Head of Parts & Service (Mopar), FCA – North America. “The Stars & Stripes Edition is an opportunity to deliver a custom look with unique elements that speak to those performance enthusiasts who want to extend their passion for their country to the Charger and Challenger.”
Stars & Stripes Edition Details
The Stars & Stripes Edition package is available on the Challenger and Charger in GT rear-wheel-drive, R/T or R/T Scat Pack trim, so only all-wheel-drive buyers and Hellcat buyers are unable to add this unique appearance package.
The features of the Stars & Stripes Edition begin on the outside with a thick satin black stripe running down the middle of the car with a thin silver stripe running along the driver’s side of the black stripe. Next, the package adds a black American flag logo on the front fenders, 20 by 9-inch low-gloss black wheels and black exterior badging.
The exterior upgrades are finished off with a set of gold-painted four-piston Brembo brake calipers, which are standard on the Scat Pack models and included as part of the optional Performance Handling Group in the GT and R/T models. The package can be ordered with Destroyer Grey, F8 Green, Granite Crystal, IndiGo Blue, Maximum Steel, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel or White Knuckle exterior paint.
The Stars & Stripes package also adds some dress-up items inside, including gloss black interior accents, black cloth seats with a bronze star embroidered on the bolster, bronze instrument panel trim and bronze accent stitching throughout the cabin.
Pricing, Introduction and Availability
The Stars & Stripes Edition package has an MSRP of $1,995 regardless of the vehicle or trim level chosen. The package will officially go on sale sometime in May, but the military-themed Challenger and Charger are slated to make their formal public debut when the New York International Auto Show opens next week.