It's not in production.Maestro said:I mean, the car's supposedly already in production, right? And it's scheduled to come out in roughly six months or so, right? So wouldn't it behoove Dodge to drum up some publicity (like F*rd did with the Mustang)?
What am I missing here? - Maestro
I'm more and more inclined to think that there is...MoparMan said:There also seems to be some disagreement as to whether or not the sedan being occasionally built at BAP is actually going to be called Charger. Hopefuly, there's a two door worthy of the Charger name.
Yes. You are. Go over to Allpar and read the Charger thread in the News & Rumors section. You are missing a lot.Maestro said:>"It's not in production."
You know that definitively? Oh, wait. I guess not, since you later backpedal in response to MoparMan's post:
MM: There also seems to be some disagreement as to whether or not the sedan being occasionally built at BAP is actually going to be called Charger. Hopefuly, there's a two door worthy of the Charger name.
GJ: I'm more and more inclined to think that there is...
In other words, it's supposedly already in production (although the sedan in question could, in fact, turn out to be something else), just like I said originally.
>"It'll hit dealers in May or thereabouts."
And, since it's currently September, that would be 8 months or thereabouts. Compared to my original post in which I said, "in roughly six months or so", our approximations vary by two months, not what I'd consider "quite a bit".
>"It will be unveiled in January at NAIAS."
I've heard that, as well. But, again, what does Dodge gain by keeping the Charger under wraps until just a few months prior to the car's release to dealers? Again, I cite the Mustang concept which debuted at NAIAS in 2003, and the production model which debuted a year later, both well in advance of the car's release to dealers--Job 1 was last week, and the official launch is scheduled for later this month.
So why all the secrecy still? Couldn't Dodge benefit from some pre-release publicity, too?
>"You're missing quite a bit."
Fair enough. Could someone please point me to a webpage that lists the major stages of development? (I tried Google, but didn't find anything promising. Maybe I'm not using the right search terms. I've also been following the thread at AllPar, but I don't recall a list being posted there. Granted, I could've missed it somewhere in the 200+ pages of posts. If I did, would someone be kind enough to narrow it down to a specific page? Thanks.)you're missing a basic understanding of the car business. A few cars down the line isn't equal to "already in production".
Thanks for that answer. Any chance you're free to elaborate on why keeping ahead of the competition outweighs publicity this late in the game?Disinformation is a plus to keep ahead of the competition.
Because it's not late in the game -- the car's not going to be on dealer lots until May. The publicity will happen in a big coordinated blitz around the NAIAS. Part of the goal will be to suck media oxygen from competitors' introductions. It's a sensible strategy if you're confident that you have a really HOT product to intro.Maestro said:Thanks for that answer. Any chance you're free to elaborate on why keeping ahead of the competition outweighs publicity this late in the game?
I think the extended platform LX and the "fear in the hearts" car are two separate machines. The extended platform may be a luxury car.67dartgt360 said:the only thing I can think of that put fear into the hearts of Phord and Chebby in the late 60's was the Roadrunner. But on an extended LX platform? I think that unlikely. Daytona Charger? I'll try to think of another icon.
DCX recently re-registered the "Super Bee" trademark.67dartgt360 said:Given that information, we're talking about either a Challenger or a Super Bee. GTX is not Scat Pack since it's Plymouth. Challenger is already rumored to replace the Stratus. A Charger Super Bee would be sweet.