Dodge will phase out its Hellcat models through the end of 2023 and introduce new electrified vehicles next year.
The Hellcat models of the Dodge brand, namely Challenger and Challenger SRT, Charger and Charger SRT, Durango SRT will be available to buy by the end of 2023, and after they’ll have become history. All those vehicles come with the Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine rated from 702 to 840 hp, Motor Authority reports.
It follows from the words spoken by Dodge’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Kuniskis at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show.
This was to be expected, as with their architecture and powertrain, the Dodge Hellcats will no longer meet modern emissions regulations. Dodge is owned by Stellantis, and this company, like other automakers, targets electrification.
So, Dodge will have to kill Hellcats and launch EVs, shifting from the Hellcat era to new platforms and electrified powertrains. Also, a Hellcat version of the Chrysler Pacifica won’t arrive, according to Kuniskis.
Instead, already next year, Dodge will introduce an electric muscle car concept and unveil some specifications, patented technologies from Stellantis. It will happen in the first quarter of 2022.
An all-new plug-in hybrid is also confirmed for 2022. There will be one more reveal the same year – an exciting car, anonymous so far.