Powerful crossover Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat will be released again in 2021April 18, 2021
Officials from the American brand Dodge said that without the reorganization, the SRT sports division will not be able to continue its further work on more productive versions of the company’s future electric vehicles.
In February, reports emerged claiming that the newly formed Stallantis concern was disbanding the Street & Racing Technology division (better known as SRT), which is responsible for creating more powerful versions of the Dodge, Ram and Jeep models. In a new interview with reporters, Tim Kuniskis, who is Dodge’s boss and interim CEO of the Chrysler brand, took a closer look at the news. Without the reorganization, SRT’s sports division will not be able to continue its work, according to senior company executives.
“We took a core group of engineers who were sitting in the same building, where some guys were working on a high-performance Ram TRX pickup in one area, and a Rubicon 392 in another, as well as on special versions of the sporty Charger and Challenger, and we combined them,” said Kuniskis.
Now, and decades before, automakers have been able to design a basic version of the model as a starting point.
After completing this phase, the SRT team made a more productive version of this model.
According to Mr. Kuniskis, this time-tested strategy does not work with electric vehicles, because in this case there is less room for modification of the power plant. “With electrification, it will be very, very difficult to make high-performance SRT models ex post because of the constraints associated with things like fixed battery size and shape, battery chemistry and center of gravity,” he said. …
It’s worth noting that despite the reorganization of the SRT team, the familiar branding remains. You will still see the three letters on the higher performance cars from Dodge, Ram and Jeep.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Dodge will increase production of the powerful Durango SRT Hellcat SUV. The American automaker has decided to increase production of the high-performance SUV Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. The resumption of production is scheduled for June this year.
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