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Could The Next-Generation Dodge Charger & Challenger Be Built In America?

Could The Next-Generation Dodge Charger & Challenger Be Built In America?​

American Muscle, Could Be Just That In 2024...​


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While the Dodge brand prides itself as America’s performance brand, the truth is that its two popular muscle car offerings – the Dodge Charger and Challenger are built in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It’s been that way since Dodge and Chrysler launched the first of their rear-wheel-drive L-Series cars (the Dodge Magnum and Chrysler 300 Series) in 2004. But that could soon change, according to a report from Automotive News Canada.

 
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So with what was disclosed in this article implying that the future of the Compass when they are preparing to roll out the new 2022 Compass? I always believed that the Compass was too close in size, purpose and price with the Cherokee.
 

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So with what was disclosed in this article implying that the future of the Compass when they are preparing to roll out the new 2022 Compass? I always believed that the Compass was too close in size, purpose and price with the Cherokee.

There was nothing implied about the Compass. The Compass has cannibalized some of the Cherokee's sales that is all that was said.
 

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If these rumors prove accurate it will be a sort of personal vindication for my often repeated thoughts on Cherokee, the Journey replacement and the Challenger and Charger. This articles thinking just makes too much sense and covers too much product to be pure speculation. Do I be so bold as to think someone was paying attention to the rambling discourse of old Mopar Willy? Oh give this Mopar loyalist some comfort in his fixations, of course they were. I guess they missed the part about keeping the Chrysler 300, maybe not, you never know. How about adding a Chrysler SUV off the new Cherokee?
Seriously, these plans make sense. I think the current Cherokee is a good product, but as an owner, I saw the very same conflict with Compass and all the potential for a clearer definition and capability in going a bit larger and RWD. Building the Journey replacement off this platform with a performance personality is just perfect and cost effective. Throw in the next generation Challenger and Charger and the fabled 300 and a three row SUV for Chrysler and we hit the “Mopar Willy Jackpot”!
 

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Don't count out Jefferson North. As the new Grand Cherokee comes on line at the new Mack Assembly and the Durango is phased out (possibly going BOF to Warren), then that leave JNAP with no product. The plant is already set up for large car RWD. Transitioning the L cars there makes more sense logistically than Belvidere.

Just an opinion, but Belvidere should be converted into another BOF assembly for Ram trucks to take the place of the defunct Saint Louis truck plant. If RAM is trying to chase GM/Ford volume then that might be a good start.
 

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Don't count out Jefferson North. As the new Grand Cherokee comes on line at the new Mack Assembly and the Durango is phased out (possibly going BOF to Warren), then that leave JNAP with no product. The plant is already set up for large car RWD. Transitioning the L cars there makes more sense logistically than Belvidere.

Just an opinion, but Belvidere should be converted into another BOF assembly for Ram trucks to take the place of the defunct Saint Louis truck plant. If RAM is trying to chase GM/Ford volume then that might be a good start.

JNAP will be getting the WL74 two-row Grand Cherokee. For years the WK2 has been having issues with producing enough vehicles because of the Durango. This should open it up. WL75 and the WL74 PHEV will go to Mack
 

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This article raises a question for me. Maybe I missed something somewhere so please any insight would be appreciated but this article makes it sound like the stla platform will not be electric only. Is this true?
 

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This article raises a question for me. Maybe I missed something somewhere so please any insight would be appreciated but this article makes it sound like the stla platform will not be electric only. Is this true?
Correct.
STLA Large is Updated Giorgio(wasn’t originally developed for EV).
 

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The way they (Stellantis) can “spin/sell it” to the Canadian people is something “major”goes to Windsor so Stellantis can go “look at the total amount of Canadian jobs”.
 
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Correct.
STLA Large is Updated Giorgio(wasn’t originally developed for EV).
Thank you for the clarity so this platform will support Ice as well. Cool. Maybe I will wait and see what the next charger looks like. As much as I love the current one I'm interested in the next one
 

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Correct.
STLA Large is Updated Giorgio(wasn’t originally developed for EV).

And the PSA is sort of renaming things to lose the Italian naming scheme. Hope they don't do the samething to NA powertrain. It kind of cool having names the Apache, Hellcat, and the upcoming Tornado.
 

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And the PSA is sort of renaming things to lose the Italian naming scheme. Hope they don't do the samething to NA powertrain. It kind of cool having names the Apache, Hellcat, and the upcoming Tornado.

These names are internal codes for the powertrain team. So, I don't think they will be that of a micro-management to even stop internal codes and nicknames.
 

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Internal code for Architecture that gains enough notoriety that is used in marketing.... Sounds familiar to me
 

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Then, they might pull a Mazda and call the V8s STLA-Gas and the PHEV 4 cylinders and 6 cylinders a STLA PH of something along the line.

They better stay away from the US operation.
 

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Then, they might pull a Mazda and call the V8s STLA-Gas and the PHEV 4 cylinders and 6 cylinders a STLA PH of something along the line.

They better stay away from the US operation.
They won’t call anything like “STLA Gas” because the idea is to appeal to to U.S./Wall Street investors who believe EV’s are everything.

Rivian will have the same or greater market capitalization of Stellantis despite not selling a single pickup.
 

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They can satisfy Wall Street and the investors with their EV plan. But they can also keep the ICE cards close to their chest, and play it once a while.
 

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And the PSA is sort of renaming things to lose the Italian naming scheme. Hope they don't do the samething to NA powertrain. It kind of cool having names the Apache, Hellcat, and the upcoming Tornado.
The Tornado is the rumored GME-T6 correct?
 

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