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Hellcat era set to burn out at Dodge

The Hellcat models are the centerpiece of Dodge’s rebirth as a performance brand.

Dodge has jettisoned minivans, pickups and front-wheel-drive cars in recent years in favor of two rear-wheel-drive cars — the Challenger and Charger — and one SUV, the Durango.

The visceral whine of the supercharger has become a staple in the brand’s advertising for years.

Dodge turned the Hellcat models into aspirational vehicles by featuring them in thrill rides at events such as Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge in Pontiac, Mich.

The famed 6.2-liter V-8 engine ventured beyond Dodge’s muscle cars and made its way into the Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Ram 1500 TRX.

Dodge plans to unveil an electric concept car next year that will give enthusiasts a taste of what’s to come when it debuts an electric muscle car in 2024.

A Stellantis product timeline shows Dodge getting a plug-in hybrid model in 2022 that could be a new crossover.

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