The Ford Mustang is going to have Australia all to itself as it seems that the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat isn’t going to arrive. The Mustang has become the best-seller among the performance cars in Australia and fans of American muscle cars were hoping that the Challenger and the Chevrolet Camaro would also make appearances.
It is looking as though the Dodge Challenger Hellcat along with the Camaro isn’t going to be made available in any form as the brand is ending operations. The CEO of FCA Australia has only been with the brand for a little over two months but already he has to deliver news that muscle car fans haven’t wanted to hear, the Dodge brand name is leaving Australia.
In Australia the only Dodge sold there has managed sales of less than 30 vehicles per month and so there is no justification for keeping the brand around. Fans have suggested that if vehicles such as the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat along with the Charger are offered this could improve sales for the brand name. however as there were so few customers for the Chrysler 300 it isn’t looking good for rear drive performance cars to arrive in Australia.
The real issue isn’t rear-drive US vehicles though as Ford have been doing well with the Ford Mustang as they average around 514 vehicles each month. This indicates that two door rear wheel drive cars could be favoured more.
so right now it isn’t looking good for the arrival of the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat in Australia, but what are your thoughts on this?