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Auto News: 2017 Challenger GT, Equinox Pricing, New Camry

Auto News: 2017 Challenger GT, Equinox Pricing, New Camry

Dodge takes on the snow with the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD, Chevy prices the Equinox and Toyota teases the 2018 Camry in this week’s auto news!

Snow No Match for 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD

Dodge is ready for winter.  The automaker just unveiled the 2017 Challenger GT with all-wheel drive. In fact, Dodge says it’s the first 2-door American muscle car to get all-wheel drive, ever.

The all-wheel drive system is the same one in the Charger AWD. The GT also comes standard with both Vehicle Dynamic Control and Electronic Stability Control, to improve handling on snow and ice.

Drivers can also opt for a $995 GT interior package. It includes Nappa leather and Alcantara suedes, nine Alpine speakers, including a subwoofer and a 506-watt amplifier, and the Dodge performance steering wheel.

The muscle car heads into production in January and will hit the road shortly after that, starting from around $34,000, including destination.

2018 Chevy Equinox Priced Between Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4

Chevrolet wants to give the top two selling crossovers a run for their money. It’s priced the redesigned Chevrolet Equinox between the Honda CR-v and Toyota RAV, starting from $24,475 for the base trim.

The really big deal about the Equinox is the diesel engine it will offer under the hood starting in mid-2017.  It’s a class-segment first. Two gas engines are part of the lineup, too.

The Equinox will arrive in the spring.

2018 Camry Teaser Amps Up Sporty Factor

Toyota is teasing its Detroit Auto Show bound 2018 Camry.

The car is hugely important to Toyota even amid softening sedan sales. The teaser photo of the XSE model shows a new taillight design, crisper lines and a sportier design. No word yet on whether there will be any powertrain changes.

The next-generation Camry will be built on Toyota’s TNGA modular platform first seen on the 2016 Prius.

Photo Credit: Dodge