New Jailbreak Pack for Dodge Charger and Challenger.
Durango SRT Hellcat Dead But Mopar ’22 Durango Is New.
All-electric Dodge muscle car on the way for 2024.
That Stellantis fully formed, assesses the future of all its brands, cleverness has clearly maintained its mission as the auto giant’s performance brand for North America.
While the Dodge is still riddled with a seriously outdated lineup of vehicles, at least one new product has been confirmed and it’s an all-electric sports car. Here’s what to expect from the Dodge brand in 2022.
One of the three surviving nameplates, the Dodge Challenger is back for 2022 with minor changes. The Challenger SRT Super Stock and its 807 horsepower, supercharged 6.2L V8 engine, while SXT, SXT AWD, GT and GT AWD trims come with a more sensible 303 horsepower, 3.6L V6. The Challenger R/T is blessed with up to 375 horsepower thanks to its 5.7 liter HEMI V8, and the R/T Scat Pack in regular and Widebody configurations benefits from a 485 horsepower 6.4 liter V8. The SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Widebody get 717 horsepower with the bloated 6.2, while the SRT Hellcat Redeye and SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody count on 797 horsepower. An alarm system has been added this year and two exterior packages can be specified on certain trim levels: SRT Black and SRT Orange.
The Dodge Charger has a similar trim level and powertrain to the Challenger. SXT, SXT AWD, GT and GT AWD variants will get the 3.6L V6 with 292 or 300hp, the R/T will get the 370hp 5.7L V8, the Scat Pack and Scat Pack Widebody will get the 485hp 6.4L V8, the SRT Hellcat Widebody gets the 717-horsepower supercharged 6.2L V8 and the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody rips the road with 797 horses. New is an alarm system, as well as the aforementioned SRT Black and SRT Orange appearance packages.
But wait. These two muscle cars may have an expiration date, but they won’t go away without a fight. Stellantis announced the Jailbreak models of the Dodge Challenger and Charger, providing full access to all of the brand’s personalization options. This option pack costs $995 in the US and unlocks 807 horsepower on the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody variants.
The Dodge Durango Hellcat is gone, as it was a one-year deal only, but there’s still the Durango SRT 392 with its 475 horsepower 6.4L HEMI V8 and 8,700 pounds of towing capacity. Families in no rush will also appreciate the SXT, GT and Citadel variants with a 295 hp 3.6L V6, as well as the R/T and its 5.7L V8 with 360 hp, and the latter can also be selected on the Citadel as an option. AWD is available in the US, standard in Canada, while the eight-speed automatic transmission is fitted across the board. For 2022, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are now standard, while the SXT and GT gain more standard features. The Canadian-spec Citadel also features more equipment, such as 20-inch Satin Carbon wheels, heated and ventilated Nappa upholstery and a host of new advanced safety systems, while the Canadian-spec SRT 392 also gets more advanced safety gizmos. Meanwhile, the optional Blacktop package adds the performance hood to GT trim, as well as P265/50R20 rubber on GT and R/T variants.
The Mopar ’22 Durango is a limited edition SUV, with only 200 units destined for the US market and 50 for Canada. It features the 5.7L HEMI V8, can be painted in DB Black or White Knuckle paint and features blue contrast piping and striping. Order books for the Mopar ’22 Durango open in Q1 2022.
Alas, the mighty Hellcat V8 likely to be laid to rest in 2023and the 5.7L HEMI V8 could be replaced by a turbocharged 3.0L inline-six engine that could be called the GME T6. Another rumor is that the Dodge Journey would be replaced by the Dodge Hornet in 2023 as a second, smaller crossover in the brand’s lineup.
Last but not least, as part of Stellantis’ $35 Billion Investment in new things, including EVs, there will be a Dodge all-electric muscle car coming in 2024.