Fact: Dodge will release its first all-electric muscle car for the 2024 model year. However, it won’t wait that long to add an electrified vehicle to its lineup.
When we say electrified, we don’t mean battery-electric, but rather a plug-in hybrid. The automaker has confirmed its intention to release a currently unknown PHEV model in 2022. The details are kept under wraps at the moment, so it is not clear if this is a completely new model or an updated version of an existing one. The fact is that at the moment the brand’s lineup consists of only three models: Dodge Charger, Challenger and Durango SUV.
Of these three survivors, the Dodge Durango crossover is more likely to be a candidate for PHEV. This is pure speculation because it is too early for a new-branded Peugeot to hit the market. The fully modified Durango (assuming there is one) will not appear until a couple of years from now, so adding the PHEV option to the existing model could be beneficial to keep it competitive. Given that Durango shares the platform with the Grand Cherokee, which will receive a plug-in hybrid version of 4xe, this also seems quite logical.
Stellantis also confirmed that Alfa Romeo will become a purely electric brand starting in 2027. It is already known that its upcoming lineup will run on a completely new platform, although this date actually means that the upcoming Tonale SUV will have a relatively short lifespan due to the installation of the PHEV. This may not be a problem if it shares a chassis with the Peugeot 2008, which was designed with electrification in mind.
Another upcoming all-electric model is the 2024 Ram 1500. While it will arrive slightly late, it will surely compete with the new Ford F-150 Lightning and the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV. We’ll be hearing a lot more about Dodge’s new PHEV model in the coming months. A debut date has yet to be announced, but it is expected to be announced fairly soon.
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