Dodge’s possible is abruptly a great deal clearer and it includes electrification but not Hellcats.
We sat down with Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis at the 2021 LA vehicle show, and he laid out some of what will happen at Dodge far more than the subsequent two numerous many years.
Regarding Hellcat versions, Kuniskis confirmed to Motor Authority “I will have this car, this platform, this powertrain as we know it by implies of the finish of ’23. There is two a good deal far more numerous many years to obtain a Hellcat, then it is background.”
The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat was a 1 distinct-and-carried out model. The three-row folks mover was obtainable with a Hellcat engine for a single yr. The objective was no secret: that engine would no longer meet emissions laws on that platform. But that is not the circumstance for all Hellcats.
“You can however meet emissions with these vehicles. You come about to be going to spend out a great deal of compliance fines,” Kuniskis stated, noting a line in the sand had to be drawn.
Commencing in 2024, Dodge is moving on from the Hellcat era with new platforms, new vehicles, and electrification.
Dodge 24 Months Of Muscle calendar
Kuniskis shared a 7×11 piece of cardstock with us identified as “24 Months of Muscle” that will serve as the roadmap to 2024. This advent calendar for efficiency lovers functions 26 garage doors, four of which have been uncovered so far, like the revival of a efficiency factors prepare and Direct Connection, plus Jailbreak versions for the 2022 Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeyes. Some doors characteristic symbols that tease what is coming and not each and every point is in chronological obtain, but there are 22 a good deal far more doors to open.
The finale to these subsequent 24 months and the greatest door on the calendar is the electrical Dodge muscle car set to launch in 2024.
three massive doors will open in the coming yr.
Dodge electrical thought car teaser
In the extremely initial quarter of 2022, Dodge will show a thought model of the electrical 2024 muscle car. The thought EV will be a total-on undertaking operate model capable of huge efficiency driving, in accordance to Kuniskis. Dodge will also reveal the EV’s efficiency specs, along with all the technological innovation Stellantis is patenting. The executive stated Dodge concepts to “do electrification a variety of than every person else.” “Which is why I am waiting, till ultimately I have all my patents carried out,” Kuniskis described.
However an additional crucial door will be the introduction of a plug-in hybrid. It’ll be a “new, new car” Kuniskis confirmed, not a existing car.
A third massive reveal will come about in 2022, but Kuniskis would not say what it is. “You come about to be going to be enthusiastic about it,” Kuniskis stated with a smirk.
Kuniskis also stated there will totally not be a Hellcat model of the Chrysler Pacifica in spite of the make contact with to Hellcat all the products. Genuinely, that was just a pipedream presented the Pacifica’s front-wheel-drive layout.
As for shoving the Hellcat motor into the Jeep Wrangler, Kuniskis stated “that volume of electrical electrical power and that volume of tempo though raising the center of gravity, even for me it is, ah, acquiring a small edgy. It genuinely is significantly much better balanced with the excess fat of the 392.”