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News 2021 Dodge Lineup: What We Hope To See On July 2 (UPDATE)

2021 Dodge Lineup: What We Hope To See On July 2 (UPDATE)

From a 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody to a Dodge Durango Trackhawk, here's what we'd love to see tomorrow

  • Dodge will unveil its 2021 lineup of July 2

  • New 2021 Dodge models will combine for 8,950 horsepower


UPDATE: See each model below for the real changes to the 2021 Dodge lineup as they are announced.

Update: You can check the livestream of the Dodge 2021 lineup on Dodge’s YouTube channel. Or here.

We already know the lineup will pack plenty of power as shown in the recent Dodge teaser where the Star-Spangled banner was played using Hellcat engines. Dodge also said its 2021 model lineup would pack 8,950 horsepower which breaks down to over 1,000 hp per model.

In other words, there’s a lot to be excited about. What exactly Dodge will unveil tomorrow remains a bit of a mystery, but here’s what we would like to see.

2021 Dodge Durango

We kind of goofed in our recent At A Glance feature on the 2021 Dodge Durango. We said the model would return with minimal changes, but it appears the reports that have been circulating in the last few months are true. The consensus is the the 2021 Durango will get a significant refresh or it could even be a new generation. That’s what we would like to see. A completely new and improved Dodge Durango to compete with the redesigned Ford Explorer. At the very least, the 6.2-litre supercharged HEMI from the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk would be a mind-blower.

Update: Read more about the 2021 Dodge Durango

Post-unveiling update: Dodge just unveiled a refreshed 2021 Dodge Durango that stays true to the original model while also getting updated visual elements such as a new front facia and new LED headlights among other features. That said, it’s the interior that gets the most changes.

A new floating 10.1-inch screen with UConnect5 as well as a new digital instrument cluster and a wireless charging station for your mobile device are part of the updated technology.

The 2021 Dodge Durango will offer the best-in-class towing capacity with 8,700 pounds. A new Tow N Go package will also be offered.

The 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat was also confirmed. Featuring the HEMI Hellcat engine that spins higher, the Durango Hellcat will get a special suspension, a louder X Pipe exhaust, and can tow 8,700 pounds. It also reaches 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and reach the quarter-mile in 11.7 seconds.

Moreover, the 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat will only be available for one year.

2021 Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger Widebody
2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody | Photo: Dodge

Reports circulated back in March that a 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody will happen. Like the Challenger Redeye Widebody, the Charger would likely get 797 horsepower as opposed to 707 in “regular” Hellcats if there’s such a thing. Fingers crossed for that.

Post-Unveiling Update: The new Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye has 800 horsepower, can reach the quarter-mile in the mid 10 seconds, and reach a top speed of 203 mph. Read more about it here.

2021 Dodge Journey

We think there’s huge potential for the Dodge Journey, but not in its current form. The small SUV segment is booming and the nameplate has recognition. We can only hope the 2021 Dodge Journey is a brand-new model with a completely different design that nevertheless keeps the boxy look of the current model.

Post-Unveiling Update: Nothing was announced regarding the 2021 Dodge Journey in Dodge’s livestream.

2021 Dodge Challenger

Challenger ACR
2011 Dodge Challenger ACR Concept – Dodge

We think a Challenger convertible would make a lot of sense, but that won’t happen. We’d love to see a Challenger ACR, but Dodge said that wouldn’t happen either. So, if we can’t get a convertible and we won’t get an ACR, we just hope the Challenger lineup will return unchanged, specifically the all-wheel drive SXT and GT will remain in the lineup for those of us that have to worry about winter.

Post-Unveiling Update:The 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock will be available on the Challenger Hellcat Redeye and include a host of new features inspired from the Dodge Demon designed to make the car go plain faster by improving traction

Improvements include standard 3.09 gears, 315 Nitto drag radials, 18-inch wheels, 4-piston Brembos, 10 extra horsepower and higher RPM. It delivers 807 horsepower.

Read more about the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock.

A New Dodge Dakota

Why not a new model in a fast-growing segment? Bringing back a name from the past would make a lot of sense and the Dakota nameplate is as famous as it gets in the truck world. If it was going to happen (it won’t), Dodge would do a standalone event for a new Dakota. Ram is likely going to unveil a new smaller pickup anyway so again, the Dakota won’t happen.

Post-Unveiling Update: Yeah, it didn’t happen.

Again, this is what we hope we see tomorrow. We base our expectations on past reports for the 2021 Dodge Durango and 2021 Dodge Charger, but the rest is pure speculation. Tune in tomorrow for Dodge’s actual 2021 lineup unveil.

 

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