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NewsDodge to Continue Offering Gasoline Engines in Next-Gen Charger

Dodge to Continue Offering Gasoline Engines in Next-Gen Charger

Dodge’s forthcoming Charger will feature both full-electric and gasoline versions, despite previous indications of an all-electric future. The gasoline version will utilize Dodge’s 3.0-liter “Hurricane” twin-turbo inline-six engine.

 

  • The next-generation Dodge Charger will have both a full-electric and a gasoline variant.

  • The gasoline model will incorporate the 3.0-liter “Hurricane” twin-turbo inline-six engine.

  • Production for both versions will be at the Windsor Assembly in Canada.


 

Contrary to prior indications that Dodge might be shifting entirely to electric vehicles, especially after the unveiling of the electric Charger Daytona SRT concept in 2022, The Drive has recently confirmed that the auto giant will continue to provide gasoline options. Specifically, the upcoming Dodge Charger will be available in both a full-electric format and a gasoline-powered version. This gasoline variant will be powered by the company’s 3.0-liter “Hurricane” twin-turbo inline-six engine. This revelation was shared by an anonymous source connected to one of Dodge’s suppliers, familiar with the production plans.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept | Photo: Dodge

The insider also disclosed that the car’s official platform designation is “LB” and will feature the new GME-T6 Hurricane inline-six in both rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations. Additionally, it will employ the Stellantis Gen 4 transmission, which is also being introduced to other assembly locations.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept | Photo: Dodge

Interestingly, despite Dodge’s previous strong emphasis on transitioning away from gasoline engines, it appears the company has reconsidered, possibly to compete with other major players in the market like the Ford Mustang. While The Drive’s source confirms the presence of the standard output inline-six, which currently offers 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque in Jeep vehicles, there’s speculation that a high-output version might also be introduced.

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Details on the final design of the Charger remain under wraps, especially concerning the distinctions between the gasoline and electric models. Both versions will be produced at the Windsor Assembly in Canada, with retooling reportedly already in progress. There’s also some ambiguity about the naming convention for the Charger and Challenger models, given the recent concept designs and leaked images.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept | Photo: Dodge

Lastly, while the new all-aluminum inline-six engine promises impressive power and is expected to be a favorite among auto enthusiasts, it remains to be seen if it will hold the same iconic status as the well-known 6.2-liter Hellcat V8. With this move, Dodge seems to be signaling that they’re not entirely ready to abandon internal combustion, much to the likely relief of many car aficionados.

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