Ryan Nagode, Chief designer for the 2015 Dodge Challenger talked to Driving the Nation about the exterior and interior of the 2015 Dodge Challenger.
From the Dodge press release:
All-new heritage inspired interior features unmatched customization
Fourteen all-new interiors with new retro colors, including Houndstooth, Tungsten Torque, Ballistic II premium cloth, and Pearl White or Ruby Red leather sport seats
New heated and ventilated performance seats available in Nappa leather and Alcantara suede
New Dodge race-inspired heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with available paddle shifters
Iconic exterior styling
New heritage-inspired split grille surround
New projector headlamps with halo light-emitting diode (LED) surrounds
New projector fog lamps
New heritage-inspired split LED tail lamps with Gloss Black surround
Retro and high-impact exterior colors ranging from Sublime Green and B5 Blue to TorRed
Nine wheel options, including new 20-by-9-inch lightweight forged aluminum wheels in Hyper Black II finish
Sleeker, sexier heritage-inspired exterior styling to improve both form and function
Inspired by the iconic 1971 Challenger, all 2015 models take on a bold new appearance that draws on the 1971 models split-grille and split-tail lamp cues, updated to 2015 with four signature LED headlamp halo surrounds offset by piano black trim. Single projector-beam headlamps at each front corner light the road ahead. High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are also available.
In profile, the 2015 Challengers signature muscle car proportions and large thruster rear-quarter panels stand out from the crowd, while fender and belt lines tie together at the front and rear of the car to create a sleeker appearance. Nine wheel designs are available, including an all-new forged aluminum lightweight 20-by-9-inch wheel design finished in Hyper Black II, which provides a unique anodized metallic look with a flush body-side appearance. Meatier high-performance three-season rubber is available on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker models.
A new split tail-lamp design continues the historic 1971 models inspiration. For a modern look, the Dodge brands signature LED treatment creates a single ribbon of light within each lamp. A redesigned rear valance provides the 2015 Challenger with a widened, more planted appearance, while fascia-mounted exhaust tips (with the Pentastar V-6 engine) provide a high-performance finished look.
Heritage and high-impact exterior colors range from B5 Blue and Sublime Green to TorRed. Seven different stripe options give Challenger drivers the ability to get instant customization straight from the factory.
All-new driver-focused interior sculpted with 71 Challenger cues
Inside the 2015 Dodge Challenger is an all-new enthusiast designed cockpit featuring world-class materials, execution and technology, also inspired by the interior of the 1971 Challenger.
To highlight the muscle cars performance abilities, the 2015 Dodge Challenger is designed with a performance cockpit that embodies the trapezoidal themed exterior in an artistic and more organically styled way.
Dodge Challengers all-new cleanly executed instrument panel features an aluminum-stamped drivers bezel that establishes the drivers cockpit. For a high-tech look, an innovative 7-inch TFT instrument cluster screen extends through the drivers bezel and provides a customizable display. The all-new gauge cluster features an analog speedometer and tachometer that straddle the TFT customizable instrument cluster and provide a heritage-inspired “tic-toc-tach” look with throwback radial numbering and concave shape. Additionally, the center stack neatly houses the new 5-inch and segments largest available 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreens.
A new trapezoidal shaped aluminum-stamped high-sill center console provides Dodge Challengers interior with a fresh, asymmetric look, while the leather-wrapped surface and French-seamed accent stitching exudes craftsmanship and style. With it’s unique elevated design, the all-new center console houses additional controls for the Uconnect touchscreen above with ergonomically located redundant button and knob controls for audio and climate functions. An all-new media hub with an SD card slot, USB outlet and auxiliary audio input is neatly housed inside the center consoles armrest.
A new Dodge steering wheel features a sculpted rim so the drivers hands have a sure grip at the 2- and 10-oclock positions, while available paddle shifters (with automatic transmission) are located on the backs of the upper spokes. To make long cruises more comfortable, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger features redesigned seats with improved cushioning and more comfortable contours. Available in premium cloth, Ballistic Cloth, Nappa leather and Nappa leather with Alcantara Suede, Challenger offers performance seats with large side bolsters for maximum lateral support in hard cornering. For improved comfort and convenience, heated and ventilated front seats in Nappa leather are now available.
For 2015, the Dodge Challenger offers 14 different interior color and trim selections inspired by the muscle cars roots. They include a wide variety of colors and materials, from throwback Houndstooth cloth to Ruby Red and Black, Tungsten and Black, and Pearl and Black premium leather sport and performance seats with accent stitching.