SRT Boss Ralph Gilles Wants Dodge Magnum Back

SRT Boss Ralph Gilles Wants Dodge Magnum Back

It looks as though Chrysler may resurrect the Dodge Magnum. The station wagon was one of several vehicles that got axed during the dark days of Chrysler’s bankruptcy and reorganization in 2008 and 2009.

“That vehicle was single-handedly killed by one executive who is no longer with the company. He’s retired. A lot of people in the company still like that vehicle — a lot,” said Ralph Gilles, the Chrysler design chief who helped style the Magnum. “A lot of things that weren’t possible back then, now are.”

Mr. Gilles also sees the potential for the new Dodge Viper as a likely choice for an SRT version. “Also, we know we need an entry-level vehicle of some kind.”

“With the Magnum, we owned the station wagon segment,” Mr. Gilles said. “It was always a pleasure to go to car shows and trade fairs and see the number of Magnums that owners had personalized with such obvious loving care.” When asked if a sketch for a next-generation Magnum might be found in one of his sketch pad, Mr. Gilles just smile. “Stay tuned,” he said. “Great things are coming. That’s all I can say.”

[Source: Wheels]

  • Joe

    Bring it back! I hate Chrysler but for some reason I LOVE the Magnum and would definitely buy one.

  • Jeffrey

    Nice but not for me. I will take the Caddy CTS – V wagon

  • Jerome

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE offer it with a manual transmission…please

  • Jim

    Bring it back, and offer a two-door version a la the Chevy Nomad wagons of the ’50’s.

  • Davon

    OMG please bring it back I miss this wagon me and my mom will buy the next generation. The things we would like to see is: 10 airbags, 8speed auto, AWD, and high strength steel, better visibility, LED tail lights like charger, DRL LED headlights

  • getfdaz1

    As a mopar lover And SCLX member, We hear stories roaming around of posibility of a New Magnum…. i say Bring it Back!! yes it will not make our vehicles special anymore..but i just love them!!

  • Maria

    I will be purchasing a new vehicle around october,but if anyone knows how soon the Magnum will return I would rather wait and get a car I love than to purchase something I just LIKE! Please tell me if anybody out there knows when a return is likely I love that car!

  • Manon

    Please bring it back….I own a 2008 and I love it!

  • Christopher_derrien

    Please bring the dodge magnum for 2013

  • Eejoh

    you got that right…please bring it back!!!

  • The Boatchef

    We have a choice, wait and rebuild our ’06 167,000 mile Hemi when it needs it or buy a new ’13. The ’06 still runs strong and quiet, It’s been a work horse during the day and limo to take my honey out to dinner in. And, Yes I do call it a Station Wagon .. not a cross-over…. 

  • Don Wynn

    Please bring back Magnum. A great Wagon. When I purchased one of the 1st 2005 in
    Red to match my 55 Nomad my wife took it over (stopped driving 04 Vette). When I found out 08 was the last. I got it. We will need another new one in one or two years.

  • Lorri K.

    I bought a 2007 Dodge Magnum a fews years ago. I feel in love with it!! I traded it in for a Dodge Ram 1500 with a Hemi. My license plate still says,”MAGLUVR” though…..I would luv a new Magnum with a Hemi and about 400hp. This girl doesn’t ask for much. Pretty pleaease…..

  • Kevin Yeatts

    I traded my 2005 Magnum for a 2013 Chrysler 300 MoPar Edition. I missed my Magnum it so much that I sold the 300 back to the dealer and bought another 2005 RT. It had 88,000 miles on it and drives like a new car. Everything I missed about my original Magnum is as good as ever in this one. Love my Magnum!