It really is not just the Hellcats that are about to go extinct at Dodge, it is the V-eight itself.
Contrary to latest reviews, Dodge’s subsequent-generation muscle automobile lineup will be electrical only with no V-eight engine choices.
On Sunday, Dodge spokesperson Dave Elshoff did not mince phrases when speaking with Motor Authority. “The story was false. As Tim (Kuniskis, business CEO) confirmed to you, the Charger/Challenger platform and its Hemi (V-eight) energy go away right after 2023. The unnamed substitute will be BEV,” he explained.
Kuniskis informed MotorAuthority at the 2021 LA car display that the Hellcats and their existing platforms will proceed by means of the finish of 2023. That leaves significantly less than two many years to get a Hellcat.
At the time, Kuniskis mentioned it was not just the Hellcat itself, but the platform and the powertrain “as we know it.”
Dodge electrical notion automobile teaser
Dodge’s electrical era will kick off with a throwback electrical muscle automobile set to launch in 2024.
The BEV muscle automobile will be primarily based on Stellantis’ new STLA Huge platform, which is currently being produced to help all-wheel-drive overall performance and muscle automobiles. It really is 1 of 4 BEV platforms the automaker’s building like STLA Little, STLA Medium, and STLA Frame, the latter for entire body-on-frame pickups and SUVs.
A notion edition of that muscle automobile, which is explained to right preview the manufacturing automobile, will debut on Aug. 17 ahead of the 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise.
Dodge has dubbed that week “Pace Week,” and the business will debut a plug-in hybrid, believed to be the 2023 Hornet crossover SUV, and 1 or a lot more unique edition Hellcats probably employing the Dodge Direct Connection overall performance components plan, to give the supercharged muscle automobile a fiery send-off.