Although well-defined contour lines give direction to the lower body mass, it is the impressive are of the Charger roofline that commands the attention. This arc is accentuated by slender rails that form an outer perimeter for the roof and glass, and continue on through the deck surface. The outer edges of the rear glass, curl upward to flow into the inner contour of the rails.
The Charger grille has a very deceptive appearance when compared to the conventional grille. Across the center, it is a one piece die made up of slender chromed bars. Separate die cast head lights housings appear to extend the grille surface without a break in continuity, or be rotated to dual headlights also integrated with the grille. Outboard of the headlights, the texture continues as an overlay for large, concealed park and turn signal lights tucked into either end.
The broad, single tail light is literally six tail lights covered by a single ribbon of red lens. The lights are mounted behind flaring rectangular funnels mounted side-by-side across the breadth of the lower deck panel. All six are lit simultaneously when the lights are turned on, or automatically during braking. When the turn signal switch is actuated, the tail lights are lit in banks of three depending on the side of the direction of the turn.
Deep-dish wheelcovers are standard equipment on the Charger. They have a large die cast, simulated knockoff of hub within a concave dish of bright stainless steel.
Front seats are full buckets outfitted with the graceful, new clam shell-type structure. The two seats are separated by a broad console that extends back through the rear seating area.
Individual, personalized seating highlights the rear of the Charger seating compartment. Seat cushions are equipped with 1 1/4 inch urethane foam pads for comfort, and seat backs are hinged to fold forward and extend the floor of the utility compartment.
Each front and rear door panel is vacuum formed from a single piece of foam-filled ABS plastic. The panel extends over the upper and lower garnish, and has a sculptured recess across the center overlay by a brushed-finish aluminum applique. The lower portion of the door has a wide band of carpeting.
A new one-piece headlining design and developed exclusively by Dodge engineers is introduced on the Charger. It is made of a single, permanently molded fiber glass panel with excellent sound deadening and heat insulating properties.
Four large round gages are the focal point of the Charger instrument panel. They are, from left: the alternator and gasoline gauge; speedometer, an electric tachometer that register, up to 6000 rpm, and the temperature and oil pressure gauge. Individual bezels for each gauge are bright plastic with satin-silver faces. Markings are on each face as well as within the concave recess in the gauge centers. Electroluminescent lighting provides each gauge and the markings on the bezels with soft, glare-free nighttime visibility.
The utility area behind the rear seats is quite large and fully carpeted. The carpeting extends up the sides to belt height and includes the surface of the utility panel.
The Charger trunk compartment has a recessed tire stowage area covered over by a masonite panel to keep the floor level. Carpeting is used across the bottom of the space. The jack bar anchorage is located along the left trunk compartment wall where the bar is hidden behind a removable panel.
Counterbalancing for the deck lid is provided by a pair of special torsion spring hinges designed primarily for Charger use. Each hinge assembly consists of a mounted bracket, hinge arm, and helical coiled torsion spring.
The body structure of the Charger is designed and built according to well tested techniques that have been developed by Dodge for strong, rigid unit construction bodies.