Dodge has recently introduced another version to the Challenger roster – “America’s only all-wheel drive muscle coupe” – the GT version, just in time for the first US snows.
Sales will start during the first quarter of next year with prices kicking off at $34, 490 after $1,095 for destination. The AWD Challenger will only be offered with a 3.6-liter V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission, packing 305 horsepower (227 kilowatts) and 268 pound-feet (336 Newton-meters) of torque. It even gets EPA estimates for fuel ratings – 18 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined. The AWD powertrain is the same as seen in the Charger all wheel drive and the all-paw includes an active transfer case with front-axle disconnect – so in most cases the power will be fully directed towards the rear wheels.
To showcase its prowess, the model has journeyed to Alaska for a new ad called “Russia” – because you can almost see the country from there. In case you don’t remember America’s history, we can recall that United States bought Alaska from the Russian Empire way back in 1867, for $7.2-million as negotiated by President Andrew Johnson – adding 586,412 square miles (1,518,800 km2) of new territory. Seen here is the GT with its 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar and 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-season performance tires doing the winter celebrations dance.