The Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats were some of the most sought-after cars in the 2015 model year. This was almost solely thanks to their 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that put down 707 horsepower. Unfortunately, this demand resulted in limited stock that Dodge plans to fix in the 2016 model year. Increased inventory isn’t all Dodge has planned for the new model year, as there are also a few new features and a small price hike.
The updates for the 2016 model year are not anything overwhelming, but they certainly do add a ton of value. First up is standard Laguna leather, which will help keep your bum comfy while whipping this muscle car. The second and final update is a standard navigation system.
To help pay for these updates, the 2016 Charger SRT Hellcat will increase by $1,950 to $65,945. If you prefer the more muscular look of the Challenger coupe, expect to see a price bump of $2,500 to $62,495. I don’t quite understand the extra $550 for the Challenger, but who am I to argue with the bean counters?
While these price increases may not sit well with some, considering its popularity in the past year, Dodge could have easily increased it even more. What’s more, you’re also getting two very desirable features for this extra scratch. It’s a win-win.
The 2016 Hellcats will roll out in two rounds. The first round will take place in August 2015 and the second will happen in February 2016. Dealer allocation will be based upon how quickly each dealer sells its SRT models. The quicker a dealers turns over its SRT stock, the more Hellcat love it gets.
The order books are already open for the 2016 Hellcats, so you’d better get to ordering if you’re hoping to get a Hellcat to call your own.