Next-generation Dodge Charger and Challenger replacements confirmed as EV only, no V-8s


It isn’t simply the Hellcats which are about to go extinct at Dodge, it is the V-8 itself.

Opposite to current reviews, Dodge’s next-generation muscle automobile lineup might be electrical solely with no V-8 engine choices.

On Sunday, Dodge spokesperson Dave Elshoff did not mince phrases when talking with Motor Authority. “The story was false. As Tim (Kuniskis, firm CEO) confirmed to you, the Charger/Challenger platform and its Hemi (V-8) energy go away after 2023. The unnamed alternative might be BEV,” he stated.

Kuniskis instructed MA on the 2021 LA auto present the Hellcats and their present platforms will proceed by way of the tip of 2023. That leaves lower than two years to purchase a Hellcat after which it is curtains.

On the time, Kuniskis famous it wasn’t simply the Hellcat itself, however the platform and the powertrain “as we all know it.”

Dodge electrical idea automobile teaser

Dodge’s electrical period will kick off with a throwback electrical muscle automobile set to launch in 2024.

The BEV muscle automobile might be primarily based on Stellantis’ new STLA Giant platform, which is being developed to help all-wheel-drive efficiency and muscle vehicles. It is one among 4 BEV platforms the automaker’s creating together with STLA Small, STLA Medium, an STLA Body, the later for body-on-frame pickups and SUVs.

An idea model of that muscle automobile, which is claimed to straight preview the manufacturing automobile, will debut on Aug. 17 forward of the 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise.

Dodge has dubbed that week “Pace Week,” and the corporate will debut a plug-in hybrid, which we imagine to be the 2023 Hornet crossover SUV, and a number of particular version Hellcats that ship the supercharged muscle automobile out with hearth and fury doubtlessly utilizing the Dodge Direct Connection efficiency components program.


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