Chrysler may soon have another hit on its hands. The Auburn Hills, Mich., unit of DaimlerChrysler AG says it has taken 20,000 orders and identified 85,000 potential buyers for the 2006 Dodge Charger sedan, which went into production this week.
Not even the Chrysler 300 sedan, the automaker's biggest hit in years, posted such strong early numbers. "To us, it's a good indication of the interest level in this vehicle," Chrysler spokesman Rick Deneau said.
But the four-door revival of the classic muscle car will face stiff competition in the midsize sedan category now ruled by the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
Chrysler will build the Charger at its plant in Brampton, Ontario, and expects to have the first models in dealerships by early next month.
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