Dodge announces new plan for SRT, Dart, Challenger, and Charger

Concluding most of Chrysler/Fiat’s announcements from yesterday would be plans for Dodge.

According to the recent announcements yesterday, Dodge’s CEO, Tim Kuniskis said that we should expect the SRT brand to be dropped from the Chrysler lineup to better consolidate the SRT name under Dodge. This could also mean that Jeep could be losing its tie with SRT as well.

That said, as a part of this plant the Viper will get a refresh in 2015 while the Dart will follow in 2016. The bigger news about this however is that the Dart could receive the SRT treatment to follow in the footsteps of the original Dodge Neon SRT-4. As of now, details are limited, but it will use a turbocharged engine and an all-wheel drive powertrain, which will put it in a completely different league than the original Neon SRT-4.

In that same year, a new Dodge Journey is also expected to be on the way with even an SRT version of that expected in 2017. And in 2017, the Dodge Durango will get a mid-cycle refresh. But to everyone’s surprise, the Grand Caravan will be discontinued and consolidated under Town & Country brand, which is said to house all of Chrysler’s minivan efforts. And lastly, in 2018, the Charger and Challenger will get complete redesigns along with fresh new SRT versions. Alongside the two common models will be a new “B-Segment” sedan and hatchback.

Source: Dodge via AutoBlog

Chris Chin

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