When the new Chrysler 300C was released, with it the Magnum was also launched. Even though it was marketed as a Dodge, the car was actually the wagon version of the 300C. Unfortunately, because it didn’t sell all that well, it has been discontinued nearly a decade ago. So far Dodge didn’t release any car to be its successor and at this point, there isn’t any clear information that they will. However, not that long ago rumors about an all new 300 started to surface around the World. Not that long after that many started talking about a 2017 Dodge Magnum.
Like before the two would share the same platform, engines, and likely interior layout as well. However, the upcoming Magnum and 300 as well are both going to be based on a front-wheel drive platform. This has never happened before with either of the two cars. Also, another interesting rumor is that the future Magnum might be launched as a successor for the Charger. Even though it would be a front wheel drive car at its core, the car would be quite large. This should easily allow Dodge to spawn a sedan and a wagon from its platform.
2017 Dodge Magnum Price
The price would likely have to be adjusted down in order to make it successful. A starting point of around $31,000 for the sedan and less than $30,000 for the wagon should be possible.
The 2017 Dodge Magnum wagon would be cheaper in order to make people start loving wagons again. The two will basically share everything between them with a few minor differences such as the rear end and some engines. While currently, the Charger is available with large and inefficient powertrains, the future Magnum should be nothing like that. The base engine should be a 2-liter turbocharged mill offering close to 260 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. A naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine might also be added at a later date.
The most powerful of the lot, on the other hand, will not be a V8. Instead, Dodge might use a smaller 3 liter twin-turbocharged V6. This could easily make more than 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. This should be more than enough to make the Magnum a seriously fast car. Unlike the base engines, though, which will be front or all wheel drive, this will likely be all wheel drive only.
Many people said that Dodge would never make another large front wheel drive car. However, times change. A transverse engine would allow the car to feature a similar amount of space inside the cabin while being smaller still.
Design of new 2017 Dodge Magnum
In the past few years, Dodge has been quite conservative with the design of their cars. The upcoming Magnum should follow their current corporate look quite closely. We do expect a lot of cues to be taken from the ongoing Charger. The rather long body and short back should be carried over. At the front, the two might share a really similar grille design as well. Its wagon counterpart is expected to make use of longer rear overhangs. This would allow the car to feature a much larger trunk without sacrificing looks. A sloping roof and a rather narrow tailgate are both expected to be seen on the future model.
Unfortunately, up to this point, we can’t really say much about what the 2017 Dodge Magnum is going to offer in terms of commodities and features. We only hope that Dodge will somehow manage to offer a car just as comfortable as the Charger while being better to drive. Also, we do hope for better materials and a slightly more modern look that would certainly improve its sales.