The new generation Dodge Challenger could be hybrid or electric

Dodge Challenger

The FCA Group has achieved the Sale of Magneti Marelli revitalize your plans. Receiving just over 5 billion euros will help you cover part of your debts and launch those models that are on standby. One of them is the Dodge Challenger , one of the muscle cars par excellence in the United States. However, those responsible for its development are still thinking about how to create the next generation.

The current delivery has been on the market for over ten years, and that, for any model is a long time. However, although seniority is a drag, last year 2018 managed to sell a total of 66.706 units , being ahead of the Chevrolet Camaro . In any case, the situation that the automotive sector is experiencing is coming well to Dodge, as they are gaining time to decide their mechanical configuration.

Improved aesthetics and electric motors?

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According to the CEO of the FCA Group , Mike Manley, the next generation of the Dodge Challenger could bring us surprises. These, as it could not be otherwise, have to do with the electrification , because they have to comply with anti-pollution regulations. Thus, Manley has confirmed that the current Challenger base will be revised to incorporate new technologies such as electicity.

In the words of Manley

"The new technology will lead to a weight load , so we can think of the propellers in a different way. And we can use electrification to really complement those vehicles "

From the outset, we might think that Dodge will reduce the displacement or power of its engines, but this might not be A) Yes. Currently, the Challenger has four engines: 3.6 V6, 5.7 HEMI V8, 6.4 HEMI V8 and 6.2 V8 supercharged. However, what they could do is review the engines and introduce a hybrid system that reduces consumption and emissions while improving pure performance.

In addition, they could also be be working on a powerplant completely electric . However, Manley has confirmed that for that it still lacks some time. All in all, the next generation of the Dodge Challenger would not arrive until 2020 , at least. In any case, we should not expect big changes beyond an updated aesthetics and a revised platform to reduce weight and improve dynamic behavior.

Source - The Detroit News

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