Stellantis held its first dealer meeting in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand last week, following the debut of the almighty 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170. While we already know about the electric midsize Ram truck that was shown off and spoken about during the event, more exciting items are now emerging; from Dodge to Chrysler, each brand had a little bit of something to show off. However, Dodge, in particular, brought several future product details to light, including using the Stealth name on an SUV, and even a possible summer debut of a new Dodge Challenger with a Hurricane engine (GME-T6), as well as the indication that the all-electric Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept will spawn a four-door variant.
Dodge Stealth SUV, Hurricane Challenger, Four-Door EV: Details
At the time of this writing, the original Reddit post showcasing the secrets from the dealer meeting was removed, leaving just the responses. But before that happened, Carscoops and Mopar Insiders grabbed the information, and were able to share what was reportedly revealed.
The biggest surprise is the revival of the Dodge Stealth name as a replacement for the current Durango as we know it, which is expect to run until at least through the 2024 model year. The mysterious SUV will be a three-row vehicle, likely on the same WL platform that the Jeep Grand Cherokee L utilizes. If true, this means we can expect a hybrid powertrain (4xe), as well as Hurricane I6 turbo power for the range topping variants. The Hemi V8 in any form is unlikely to make an appearance here.
Those old enough to vividly remember the 1990’s should recall the original Dodge Stealth: a rebadged Mitsubishi 3000 GT that was imported from Japan. Controversial at first (a Dodge not made in America?!), but nevertheless one of the most innovative sports cars of the time. It offered an electronically controlled suspension, active aerodynamics, all-wheel-drive, and even four-wheel steering. All of this from a car that hasn’t existed since 1996. Oh, and the Stealth R/T had a 3.0L twin-turbo six cylinder engine. Sound familiar?
As for the Dodge Durango name, it’s been reported that the nameplate will evolve into a full-size SUV to lock horns with the Chevrolet Tahoe, sharing a body-on-frame architecture with the Jeep Wagoneer. It’s likely to offer a Hemi engine in some capacity, too. However, the original Reddit thread didn’t seem to mention this.
Unsurprisingly, Dodge also brought the Charger Daytona SRT Concept to the event. The car combines classic Dodge design elements with innovative, patent-pending features to create a unique driving experience that is pure Dodge. Unfortunately, Dodge has been extremely vague on what we can expect from its muscle car lineup after the 2023 model year. While we know an internal combustion engine could fit into the car, CEO Tim Kuniskis has stated that it’s not likely to happen. However, according to the post, the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT may get an internal combustion engine.
The poster noted that Dodge mentioned both Standard Output (SO) and High Output (HO) versions of the new 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six Hurricane engine for the future Dodge Charger. Rekindling the rumors regarding what we might expect for the next generation of Dodge muscle cars. Though, it’ll be challenging to get excited until a more official statement is released from Dodge.
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis, in so many words, told us to brace for a big product rollout soon. If all of this ends up being true, a future Dodge showroom – once starved for product – could soon look like this:
- Hornet Small SUV
- Stealth Midsize SUV
- Durango Large SUV
- Challenger Hurricane T6 Muscle Car
- Charger EV 2-Door Coupe
- Charger EV 4-Door Sedan
Even with the elimination of the current Charger and Challenger as we know it, a full product portfolio from Dodge is certainly refreshing, and from the looks of it, far from boring.