The Avenger isn’t a new name in Dodge’s portfolio. It was present on the market two times, originally in the 90s, while the second generation came after a relatively long break, in 2007 and remained in production until 2014. While the original model was a Mitsubishi-based sports coupe, the second generation was rather a bulky and boxy sedan, designed in a typical U.S. fashion. These days, we can hear rumors about the third model under this nameplate, which would allegedly come as the 2022 Dodge Avenger.
At this point, this is nothing more than pure speculation but many believe that the recent merger between FCA and PSA may open doors for Dodge to a plethora of new models. After all, Dodge desperately needs fresh models in its portfolio, considering that the current offers consist of a few decade-old SUVs and sports cars.
2022 Dodge Avenger Design
So, you probably wonder how the new 2022 Dodge Avenger would look like. Well, it’s hard to predict more precisely, but we have no doubt that the overall layout would be much closer to the second generation than the original sports coupe form. Currently, a couple of design forms come to our minds and both have a lot with the recent merger between two manufacturers.
The new corporation will certainly be beneficial for both sides, especially in terms of sharing technologies and design solutions. The 2022 Dodge Avenger could benefit as well, as we think it would probably use some of PSA’s platforms.
2022 Dodge Avenger Sedan
The first layout that comes to mind is the sedan form. This is what the previous generation looked like, so such a form seems like a logical sequel. Considering the current situation in FCA, where there is no proper architecture for such a layout, so the one that comes to our minds is the PSA EMP2 platform, which currently underprints several models from this group, including Peugeot 508. This fancy sedan may serve as a basis for the new 2022 Dodge Avenger. The North American model would probably come with its own styling, but most of the mechanics would be shared with the new French sibling.
This includes the engine lineup as well, which would consist of a couple of turbocharged gasoline units, as well as a couple of plug-in hybrid variants. This may seem like a perfect opportunity to see Dodge in the European market again, so even diesel options don’t seem that unlikely.
2022 Dodge Avenger SUV
Given the current situation on the market, where crossovers rule dominantly, such a layout seems even more likely, especially if Avenger wants to compete in North America. In this case, the overall design could be based on either FCA or PSA platforms. In both cases, we expect that the 2022 Dodge Avenger would be rather a compact crossovers, slotted below the mid-size Durango.
The 2022 Dodge Avenger could use the EMP2 platform too and share most of its parts with models like 3008 and 5008, but a compact crossover design would also open the possibility of a more premium approach and use of Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio platform, which will underprint the next-generation Grand Cherokee too. This means that Dodge would go a little bit more upscale and offer a more premium product, with an RWD layout and more capable engine options.
Production, Release Date and Price
The 2022 Dodge Avenger is still just a rumor, so take this article with a big reserve. However, many believe this thing could happen already in the next year. We presume that the price would be typical for the segment, which means around 25.000 dollars for base versions.