Despite the ongoing pandemic, certain parts of the United States are opening back up and operating as normal or with few restrictions. For those who live in Minneapolis, it means that the auto show season is about to resume. The 48th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show will open its doors tomorrow, Saturday, May 15th, and run through Sunday, May 23rd.
Those in attendance will be able to get an up-close and personal look at the latest products from the Dodge//SRT, Jeep®, and Ram brands. So let’s take a look at what lies in store for those who are going.
The Dodge//SRT brand will be showcasing the limited production 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat as its centerpiece for its display. As the most powerful SUV ever, its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V8 engine making 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque is capable of 0-60 miles per hour (mph) runs in 3.5 seconds, has a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-certified quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.5 seconds, a top speed of 180 mph, and a best-in-class towing capability of 8,700 lbs. No SUV in the world can “haul” more in both speed and in towing the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.
Other variants of the 2021 Dodge Durango lineup will also be there. Of course, the 2021 Dodge Durango lineup will be joined by Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat model counterparts.
Jeep® Brand –
If you are a Jeep fan or enthusiast, the iconic American brand is bringing several of its all-new vehicles to the Twin Cities area. Starting with the all-new three-row 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, which breaks ground in exceptional performance, comfort, and functionality while continuing its legacy as the most awarded and celebrated SUV ever, with legendary 4×4 capability, improved on-road refinement, and premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out.
Of course, there are two new Wrangler Unlimited models for 2021, that will be making their appearance at the show. The new Wrangler Unlimited 4xe uses a 375-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain to deliver 49 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) and 21 miles of all-electric range for daily commutes while providing nearly silent, zero-emission, open-air freedom without range anxiety. While at the other end of the spectrum is the 470 horsepower Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392, the most powerful Wrangler ever, runs 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and marks the return of a V8 to Wrangler after four decades.
Lastly, there is the new Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer which is the premium extension of the Jeep brand while continuing its legacy as the original premium SUV. Building on a rich heritage of premium American craftsmanship while offering a new level of comfort, legendary 4×4 capability, and customer service, Wagoneer forges a new path – one that defines the new standard of sophistication, authenticity, and modern mobility.
Ram Truck Brand –
It wouldn’t be an auto show, without the most highly-anticipated Ram pickup of the last decade – the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. This new truck is the apex predator of the truck world and cements Ram Truck as North America’s off-road truck leader. Class-leading, uncompromising performance in the harshest environments is achieved in part through the 702-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine. Stratospheric power delivers a new level of performance: 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph, and a top speed of 118 mph.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has been rigorously tested to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme capability and durability on its way to being the quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced half-ton pickup truck in the world.
To find out more about how to acquire tickets, parking, as well as to learn about the restrictions still in effect for the show, you can visit TwinCitiesAutoShow.com.