According to a report from Automotive News , Dodge will launch the first-ever all-wheel-drive Challenger model, called the GT AWD, this fall. No other details were given, but the all-wheel-drive system could be similar to the one offered on the Charger, which now comes paired only to the -liter Pentastar V-6. All-wheel drive was formerly offered with the -liter HEMI V-8, and the combo is still available to law enforcement in the Charger Pursuit. The GT AWD will be joined by a wide-body variant of the Challenger SRT Hellcat called the Challenger ADR in 2017.
Remember, nothing is alleged to--or can have--happened to all of MLB over some one or two seasons: the claim is that PEDs were being used at a slowly but steadily increasing rate (and thus "distorting records") from very roughly 1980 through the present. Were that so, or anything like it, we would expect to see a clear long-term uptrend during this period. But we don't: we see a nearly flat line that, if anything, slopes slightly down. The "boost" just isn't there. But that doesn't seem to stop anyone from talking about it.
Last but not least, it does not mean all consumer attention will be focused on the new. There will still be endless value in heritage brands, known to deliver constant, trusted quality and provenance. There will be value in well-told, compelling stories. In comfort. In tradition. In the local. In curation of existing products. In tailoring. In any of the dimensions that we’ve looked at in previous Trend Briefings . Remember, no trend applies to all consumers, all of the time, and the ‘new’ doesn’t always kill the old.