A new hybrid is likely to appear in town soon – the new Next-Gen Dodge Challenger! It will compete with some of the greatest hybrids we’ve ever seen as cars for sale in Dubai. While the Dodge Charger and Challenger may appear to be old fashioned and in need of upgrades, their use is likely to induce the opposite effect. The 797-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye can zap you back to the good old times. After all, is there anyone who is not a sucker for power?
Dodge Challenger’s plans to go hybrid will surprise their fans! With global warming on the rise, resulting in stricter emissions and fuel economy regulations, it was only a matter of time.
Dodge plans to modernize both its architecture and its drivetrains. The hefty chassis that has been lingering on since 2008, will be replaced by something lighter, thus, paving the way for an electric drive.
The Dodge will use battery power to push its performance agenda. Mike Manley, Chrysler CEO admits that old innovations will not be suitable for the coming times. It is time to think of powertrains in a different way and electrification can be used to complement the new vehicles. However, the retro-inspired, heritage-laced design will stay constant.
“New technology is going to drive a load of weight out,” Manley says, “so we can think of the powertrains in a different way. And we can use electrification to really supplement those vehicles.”
What that will look like still remains to be seen. One engine option is the twin-turbocharged V6 (which is smaller than the V8) that has an electric drive.
Even though some fans will miss that engine, it is definitely better to have a hybrid Challenger than see a world completely devoid of it.