It isn’t simply the Hellcats which are 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 substitute 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 top 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 based mostly on Stellantis’ new STLA Giant platform, which is being developed to assist all-wheel-drive efficiency and muscle automobiles. It is one in every 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.
Dodge has dubbed that week “Pace 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.