2008 Dodge Magnum Previewed

By: Jason Moore

The newly redesigned 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup including SRT8, R/T, SXT and SE models continues the boldly-styled theme of American muscle, with its distinctive profile, exceptional versatility, HEMI power, fuel-saving cylinder deactivation and rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive performance. Advanced technologies, flexible and functional cargo space and integrated safety and security features are combined to provide a powerful, capable family vehicle with the ride and handling of a sports car.

For its third birthday, the Dodge Magnum gets some face lifting mainly around the headlights, seeking to correct what Chrysler design chief Trevor Creed described as the Magnum's "wide-eyed look." Aside from the scowling new headlights, the '08 Magnum also gets a new grille and the new interior. The latter change is shared with the Dodge Charger, but neither the Charger nor the Chrysler 300 is getting a facelift for next year.

The Magnum was displayed in SRT8 trim at Detroit to better show off the hood scoop which is now part of the SRT8 package. The car also features a new paint color for the SRT8, a bright lipstick red. The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 is more intimidating than ever with its completely redesigned hood, grille, front fascia and functional performance hood scoop. The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 retains its commitment to the SRT credo of "Race inspired, street legal" with 0-60 mph performance in the low 5-second range while, at the same time, maintaining all of the functional and convenience features the entire 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup has to offer.

Mike Accavitti, Director of Dodge Motorsports and SRT Marketing and Product Planning for Chrysler Group, said the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 is the ultimate package for drivers seeking complete, sports-car performance without compromising family-vehicle comfort and functionality.

Poised for its fourth year, the Magnum has won and lost buyers without compromises. It actually looks nothing like an SUV, or a crossover, or anything besides what it is. Only a few vehicles have such strong personalities, so it is refreshing that the Magnum's reinvention has kept much of that personality intact. By knocking a few corners off the design and improving the interior, the folks at Dodge just may convince more people that it is okay to love a wagon that really looks like a wagon.

What does the 2008 Dodge Magnum look like?

Dodge designers restyled the side creases and stretched the front end by lowering the hood line and adding chrome accents under the headlights. One feature that will surely be liked by Dodge fans are the High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights. In general, the design looks more smooth and refreshing.

Its is also possibly reengineered.

Inside the Dodge Magnum are changes such as the cabin with higher quality materials, chrome trim and the now trendy LED backlighting.
So if you want a car that is really refreshing, choose the 2008 Dodge Magnum - it is worth your budget.

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