Updated Dodge Challenger can get a hybrid engine

Updated Dodge Challenger can get a hybrid engine

January 22, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The CEO of the Italian-American concern Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) hinted that the new version of the American coupe Dodge Challenger can be electrified.

The legendary sports coupe Dodge Challenger has long been in need of an update – the current (third) generation of the model was introduced in the distant 2008. According to reports of foreign publications, the long-awaited version of the popular American car – last year 66,716 copies of the Challenger were sold, will receive a hybrid power plant.

So, our colleagues report that the next Dodge Challenger will receive a fair amount of electrification.

In a recent interview with the publication, CEO of the Italian-American concern FCA, Mike Manley, said that the current platform of the sports coupe will be replaced with a new one, using the most advanced technologies, in particular, lighter and more durable materials. In addition, there will be a place for electrification. According to some reports, the hybrid powertrain will consist of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder FCA engine with electric supercharging. Even the cost of the basic performance of the new Challenger Dodge is known – “proven” sources speak of a figure of 30,000 dollars.

“Technology does not stand still and all our models must be developed,” said Mr. Manley at the Detroit Auto Show. “The new platform for the sports coupe will reduce the overall weight of the car, as well as complement its power plant with the most modern technologies.”

 An electrified version of the American legend could be introduced in 2020.