Dodge Looking to Shine at the 2020 New York Auto Show
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is stirring up the rumor mill with yet another supercharged option in the Dodge lineup. Dodge is slated to debut the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat at the upcoming New York Auto Show. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a Dodge insider confirmed to Motor Authority that the automaker will be showing up and showing out with the Durango SRT Hellcat at the New York Auto Show in April 2020.
Dodge recently launched its latest ad campaign, aptly titled “House of Power” to not only promote its vehicles, but also as a tie-in to the upcoming installment of the “Fast and the Furious’ ‘ franchise. As seen below in the spot, viewers can pause at the 17-second mark and get a glimpse of the Durango fender complete with a Hellcat emblem. Many enthusiasts enjoy the brand’s cheeky easter eggs, especially when they hint at upcoming changes to Dodge’s lineup. The Durango SRT Hellcat will soon join the ranks, mimicking the rise of the current Grand Cherokee Trackhawk model that also experienced the full SRT treatment.
Industry insiders believe that the supercharged Durango will follow the same path as the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, likely with the same exact powertrain and running gear. A 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V8 will rest under the hood and be supplemented by a 2.3-liter supercharger with 11.6 pounds of boost. The Hellcat engine will be paired with an automatic transmission, while other features include an electronic limited-slip differential and a single-speed active transfer case.
Although the current Grand Cherokee Trackhawk runs 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, automotive experts are positive that the Durango SRT Hellcat will be a tad slower given its increased weight as a three-row people mover. Additionally, the Durango SRT Hellcat will likely feature larger two-piece vented Brembo brakes as well as vented rear rotors due to its larger mass. The following five drive modes are expected on the Durango SRT Hellcat’s all-wheel-drive system: Auto, Sport, Track, Tow, and Snow.
Just like its sports car siblings — the Charger and Challenger models — the Durango SRT Hellcat will provide buyers with a red key and a black key, with the black key functioning to limit power output to 500 horsepower. Another expected similarity between the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Durango SRT Hellcat is that FCA will continue to sell the naturally-aspirated Durango SRT alongside the incoming Durango SRT Hellcat. The current Durango SRT offers buyers 475 horsepower and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. A spokesperson from FCA declined to comment on the automaker’s future plans, so we’ll have to wait until the 2020 New York Auto Show to get our first glimpse of the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat.
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