Dodge brings again Durango Hellcat for 2023, will supply 7 Challenger and Charger heritage fashions
DETROIT — Dodge is making some noise with its roaring engines earlier than transitioning to extra eco-friendly electrified efficiency.
The muscle model on Monday mentioned it would convey again the Durango Hellcat for the 2023 mannequin yr and launch seven tribute Challenger and Charger fashions that pay homage to the nameplates’ historical past. It is also reviving a number of heritage colours for the 2023 Challenger and Charger and making it simpler for Challenger consumers to show their coupes into convertibles via a partnership with Drop Prime Customs in Florida that provides expedited cargo.
Time is brief for this era of the speedy Challenger and Charger, which ushered within the Hellcat period that provided greater than 700-hp engines straight from the manufacturing facility. They’re slated to exit of manufacturing on the finish of 2023. The Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario has constructed greater than 3 million since 2005, when the modern-day Charger was launched.
Earlier than these highly effective automobiles give strategy to electrical successors, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis mentioned the model needed to rejoice them.
“Three million automobiles, a billion horsepower and a whole lot of actually blissful clients that helped construct our model,” Kuniskis mentioned. “We will make it possible for we do this proper.”
Every 2023 Charger and Challenger can have a “Final Name” underhood plaque with the automobile identify and silhouette displaying their origin as “Designed in Auburn Hills” and “Assembled in Brampton.”
All 2023 Charger and Challenger fashions might be allotted to dealerships directly, which Dodge says will assist clients establish and safe them extra simply. Dodge will present clients a information for finding their most popular automobiles at dodgegarage.com. The location will embody data on out there stock at every dealership.
Dodge is reintroducing heritage colours referred to as B5 Blue, Plum Loopy purple and Chic inexperienced as nicely the trendy Destroyer Gray. As well as, the R/T variants of the Charger and Challenger will function new “345” fender badging, “a callout to the 345-cubic-inch Hemi engine underneath the hood,” the model mentioned.
Dodge is increasing the attain of its SRT Jailbreak fashions that have been launched this yr for the 807-hp Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody editions, which unlocked colour mixtures that have been beforehand restricted from ordering whereas boosting energy and including new factory-custom choices. For 2023, the Jailbreak fashions additionally might be out there for the 717-hp Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat, a transfer that Dodge says will supply extra clients the flexibility to configure their very own “one-of-a-kind” automobiles.
The bulletins got here on the primary day of Dodge’s Pace Week schedule on the M1 Concourse in suburban Detroit that can element the route of the model. Monday centered on the “present muscle” theme for its present lineup, whereas Tuesday and Wednesday will reveal extra items of its two-year Never Lift marketing strategy.