AUBURN HILLS, MI — The Chrysler Group says it has taken 20,000 orders and identified 85,000 potential buyers for the 2006 Dodge Charger sedan, which went into production the week of April 18, according to the Detroit News. Not even the Chrysler 300 sedan, the automaker's biggest hit in years, posted such strong early numbers. "To us, it's a good indication of the interest level in this vehicle," said Chrysler spokesman Rick Deneau. Industry forecaster Global Insight predicts annual sales at 70,000 for the Charger. Chrysler will build the Charger at its plant in Brampton, Ontario, and expects to have the first models in dealerships by early next month.

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