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2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat, 2021 BMW M3 Manual, 2022 VW Tiguan: Top 10 Stories Of The Last Week

The big news this week was the unveiling of the new Dodge lineup including the 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat, 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, and Dodge Challenger Super Stock package. BMW also confirmed the new M3 and M4 would come with a manual gearbox and Volkswagen unveiled the new 2022 Tiguan.

  • Here are the top 10 automotive news stories of the last week


Dodge took up most of our attention this week with its 2021 lineup, but there was some big news elsewhere. BMW made enthusiasts happy with some big news and Volkswagen refreshed their popular Tiguan compact SUV. Here’s what happened this week in automotive news.

The new 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat roared to life

2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat
2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat | Photo: Dodge

The rumors were true, there will be a 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat. It will be around for only one year and packs 710 horsepower. It can also tow 8,700 pounds.

Check out the rest of the 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat and its insane specs.

The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 will come with a manual

2021 BMW m3 manual gearbox
2021 BMW M3 | Photo: BMW

BMW confirmed the new 2021 M3 and M4 performance models will be available with a six-speed manual, bucking automotive trends in the process. The two new M models will deliver up to 510 horsepower.

The new 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan was unveiled

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan | Photo: Volkswagen

We got a glimpse of the future with the unveiling of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan. Although not coming here just yet (we will still get the 2021 model), the 2022 Tiguan is going to launch in Europe later this year.

The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye arrives with 797 horsepower

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye
2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye | Photo: Dodge

The 2021 Dodge Charger will offer a Hellcat Redeye model with 797 horsepower. It will reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and sound really good while its doing it.

The new Super Stock package makes the Dodge Challenger even better

Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock
2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock | Photo: Dodge

Thanks to wider radials, a ridiculous 807-horsepower output, and lighter wheels, the Dodge Challenger Super Stock can clock in the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds. It won’t look like a 10-second car on the line, either.

Dodge isn’t bringing back the 2021 Dodge Journey or Grand Caravan

Dodge Journey

Amid all the hype about its new performance models, Dodge also removed the 2021 Dodge Journey and Grand Caravan from the lineup. That’s a good chunk of sales that have vanished in the wind.

Here’s what the 2021 Ford Bronco’s grille will look like

2021 Ford Bronco teaser
2021 Ford Bronco teaser | Photo: Ford

We’re getting closer to the official reveal of the 2021 Ford Bronco which means more Bronco teasers. This time we got a glimpse of the grille, fenders, tires, and part or the rear.

There was a massive Volvo recall

2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country
2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country | Photo: Volvo

Volvo issued a massive recall for 2006 to 2019 models. The problem lies in the seatbelt. No injuries were reported.

Maserati unveiled a new engine of its own design

Maserati MC20
Maserati MC20 | Photo: Maserati

No longer able to source its engines from Ferrari, Maserati designed its own new engine with F1 technology. It will power the upcoming Maserati MC20 supercar among other models.

Here’s the new 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5 | Photo: Kia

Kia took the wraps off of the new 2021 K5, the replacement model for the mid-size Kia Optima. Bold styling, new tech, and a lineup of turbo engines are coming in the fall.

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