The brand's CEO hints at some very interesting long-term plans.
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis is not shy about the brand's future product plans following the discontinuation of the Charger and Challenger LX platform-based siblings.
Speaking to Muscle Cars and Trucks, Kuniskis was open about an aggressive product launch strategy in the near future. "I will tell you that it's more than today. And not even a little bit more than today," he said.
He was referring to, of course, Dodge's currently small lineup of just four models. That will drop to two, the Durango and Hornet, once the LX siblings drive off into the sunset. Dodge recently unveiled the Charger Daytona concept, an all-electric preview of a new muscle car expected to arrive as a production model in 2024.
But can Dodge wait until then with just two models on sale? Possible, but more is coming, and in a big way.
"By the way, we're going to share our future long-term plans with our dealers early next year. And we would love to believe that all this stuff is top secret when we do it, but it's not," Kuniskis added. "Once that happens, more product details are bound to bleed out into the internet, so we'll have to stay tuned."
Aside from the Charger Daytona, it's reasonable to assume future new models will ride on the new STLA Large platform supplied by parent company Stellantis.
This architecture has been designed from the get-go to accommodate full electrification, hybrid tech, and the new Hurricane six-cylinder turbocharged engine.
That powerplant is also expected to be used in a next-gen muscle car separate from the Charger Daytona.
Again, Kuniskis refused to provide specifics, but this is not a new rumor. A new and even larger Durango is also on the way, and it's expected to share the body-on-frame platform currently underpinning the Jeep Wagoneer.
Putting this all together, Dodge could potentially have at least three new vehicles in the pipeline: the new Durango, the all-electric Charger Daytona, and Hurricane engine-powered muscle car. The new Hornet will be the volume-seller, but Dodge is clearly not ditching the muscle car business.