It is not simply the Hellcats which might be about to go extinct at Dodge, it is the V-8 itself.
Opposite to latest stories, Dodge’s next-generation muscle automotive lineup will likely 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 will likely be BEV,” he stated.
Kuniskis informed MA on the 2021 LA auto present the Hellcats and their present platforms will proceed by 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 automotive teaser
Dodge’s electrical period will kick off with a throwback electrical muscle automotive set to launch in 2024.
The BEV muscle automotive will likely be primarily based on Stellantis’ new STLA Massive platform, which is being developed to assist all-wheel-drive efficiency and muscle automobiles. It is considered one of 4 BEV platforms the automaker’s creating together with STLA Small, STLA Medium, an STLA Body, the latter for body-on-frame pickups and SUVs.
An idea model of that muscle automotive, which is alleged to instantly preview the manufacturing automotive, will debut on Aug. 17 forward of the 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise.
Dodge has dubbed that week “Velocity Week,” and the corporate will debut a plug-in hybrid, which we consider to be the 2023 Hornet crossover SUV, and a number of particular version Hellcats that ship the supercharged muscle automotive out with hearth and fury probably utilizing the Dodge Direct Connection efficiency elements program.