Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge has reworked the Charger's front end and brought Challenger-like touches to the interior for the 2015 model year of a vehicle shown for the first time at the New York International Auto Show.

The 2015 Dodge Charger gets a fairly dramatic update described by some as Dart-like, including redesigned front headlights with LED lighting. Rear lights will also get LEDs.

The Charger's engine offerings remain unchanged — a 3.6L Pentastar V-6 or 5.7L HEMI V-8 on R/T models. Dodge pairs its engines with a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission. The V-6 should deliver 31 miles per gallon highway, according to Dodge.

The Charger's interior has been upgraded with a three-spoke steering wheel, 7-inch reconfigurable gauge cluster, and a choice of eight new trim and color combinations.

A Dodge spokesman declined to say whether the 2015 Charger would be the basis for a new Dodge Charger Pursuit for law enforcement buyers.

"Dodge is committed to its leadership in the pursuit-rated sedan business," said Jiyan Cadiz, a Chrysler spokesman. "Announcements will be made later this year."

In other news, Dodge also announced updates for the 2015 Dodge Challenger that include new LED headlights. Read that full release here.


PHOTOS: 2015 Dodge Charger

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet