Mopar Insiders Note on Stellantis semiannual earnings call. It looks like three of the eight Stellantis brands operating in the US will make major announcements about the supply of electrical products in the next few months. Dodge is up first. We wrote about the house of muscle cars trying to hold a more special show during its Speed Week in Detroit in August, the time between Roadkill Nights and Woodward Dream Cruise. Looks like that has been confirmed with the arrival of a “Gateway” muscle car and a “Future” muscle car. The first is slated to happen on August 16 and is the Hornet PHEV, Dodge’s version of Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV. The dip into the mixture Tonale Q4 uses the powertrain from the Jeep Compass 4xe for the European market, but has a larger size the battery packed and produced a total of 275 hp. We look forward to finding out if the brand leaders decide Dodge should have more, less or the same capacity as the Alfa and the same battery pack or a smaller Compass set.
The second “Future” car is expected to bow the next day. This will be a concept version of the Challenge electronic muscle car we’ve been working on for so long. With two of Stellantis’ most powerful engines fitted to the STLA Large platform, 800-horsepower northward seems to be the consensus. The production version is expected to go on sale until the end of 2023, so the model on the show floors will likely be a little different from what we see next week.
It’s Jeep’s turn in September, the off-road brand lighting plug-in hybrid options has made its way to the showroom floors here. That means news of the Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe is anticipated in the US in 2024 and the Gladiator 4xe next year. Wagoneer and Cherokee electrification plans could also be in the works, as well as the Jeepster’s broader global distribution plan we’ve seen in Europe.
Finally, two months later, Ram started updating on its electric revolution. So far that has required the Ram Promaster BEV, a truck capable of combining years of experience from Fiat Ducato Electric and Peugeot E-Boxer has been serving fleets in Europe. MI thinks November themes will include a 79 kWh battery, four powertrain modes, and a chance for the ProMaster to get a side door for delivery teams like Amazon.
Of course, electric Ram pickups are meat enthusiasts who will have their forks. The battery-powered pickup truck unveiled in November will follow the direction of the final product, but as with the electric Challenger concept, it won’t represent retail. truck. A version of this truck called the Range Electric Paradigm Breaker with the help of a petrol engine will also be on display.