Dodge’s potential is out of the blue a good deal clearer and it consists of electrification but not Hellcats.
We sat down with Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis at the 2021 LA automobile present, and he laid out some of what will come about at Dodge in excess of the subsequent two many years.
With regards to Hellcat versions, Kuniskis confirmed to Motor Authority “I will have this automobile, this platform, this powertrain as we know it via the finish of ’23. There is two much more many years to get a Hellcat, then it truly is background.”
The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat was a one particular-and-carried out model. The 3-row folks mover was obtainable with a Hellcat engine for a single 12 months. The explanation was no secret: that engine would no longer meet emissions laws on that platform. But that is not the situation for all Hellcats.
“You can nevertheless meet emissions with these automobiles. You happen to be going to spend a good deal of compliance fines,” Kuniskis stated, noting a line in the sand had to be drawn.
Beginning in 2024, Dodge is moving on from the Hellcat era with new platforms, new automobiles, and electrification.
Dodge 24 Months Of Muscle calendar
Kuniskis shared a 7×11 piece of cardstock with us referred to as “24 Months of Muscle” that will serve as the roadmap to 2024. This advent calendar for overall performance lovers attributes 26 garage doors, 4 of which have been uncovered so far, such as the revival of a overall performance components system 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 every little thing is in chronological purchase, but there are 22 much more doors to open.
The finale to these subsequent 24 months and the ultimate door on the calendar is the electrical Dodge muscle automobile set to launch in 2024.
3 massive doors will open in the coming 12 months.
Dodge electrical idea automobile teaser
In the 1st quarter of 2022, Dodge will present a idea model of the electrical 2024 muscle automobile. The idea EV will be a complete-on operating model capable of large overall performance driving, in accordance to Kuniskis. Dodge will also reveal the EV’s overall performance specs, along with all the engineering Stellantis is patenting. The executive stated Dodge programs to “do electrification various than everyone else.” “That is why I am waiting, right up until I have all my patents carried out,” Kuniskis mentioned.
Yet another crucial door will be the introduction of a plug-in hybrid. It’ll be a “new, new automobile” Kuniskis confirmed, not a present automobile.
A third massive reveal will arise in 2022, but Kuniskis would not say what it is. “You happen to be going to be enthusiastic about it,” Kuniskis stated with a smirk.
Kuniskis also stated there will completely not be a Hellcat model of the Chrysler Pacifica regardless of the contact to Hellcat all the issues. Truly, that was just a pipedream offered the Pacifica’s front-wheel-drive layout.
As for shoving the Hellcat motor into the Jeep Wrangler, Kuniskis stated “that volume of electrical power and that volume of pace whilst raising the center of gravity, even for me it truly is, ah, receiving a minor edgy. It really is much better balanced with the fat of the 392.”