The recent update of Dodge’s mid-size crossover has brought several novelties and without any doubt, the most interesting one is the addition of the hi-performance Hellcat model. As you probably know, this version came with FCA’s well-known, monstrous 6.2-liter Supercharge engine that puts out 710 horsepower. However, we also heard that the 2021 model year will be the only one with this engine in the offer. So, what’s going to happen with the 2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat?
The probable reason for such a statement lays in the fact that the 2022 Durango is about to come completely redesigned. Despite the recent update, which has brought a couple of styling changes too, we won’t wait for too long to see the next-generation model. So, is there room for the next-generation 2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat? We will discuss this in the following paragraphs.
2022 Dodge Durango Redesign
Let’s starts with general things first. Those who remember the older generation of this nameplate know very well that previous versions weren’t crossovers, but rather a genuine BoF SUVs. It looks like Durango is coming back to its roots, as the latest reports suggest the next-generation model will ride on traditional body-on-frame architecture. It won’t share most of the parts with Grand Cherokee anymore, but rather with the full-size pickup truck Ram 1500. More precisely, it will share most parts with another upcoming BoF SUV, Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
This will completely change the picture of Durango, as well as the audience. So, adding some performance versions would be a great way to attract more buyers, who currently have to choose between Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe.
2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat Specs
Of course, the potential 2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat version would be exclusive in many ways but the engine is still the first thing that comes to mind. Of course, we are talking about the well-known 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 unit, which puts out around 710 horsepower and the current Durango SRT Hellcat. We expect nothing less from the new version, though some slight power increase is always possible. If the power output is about to remain the same, we presume that the new version would be slightly slower compared to the current model, which needs just 3.5-seconds to hit 60 mph.
Besides the powerful engine, the 2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat will come with several more exclusive features. Of course, it would feature a different suspension setup compared to the standard model and it would sit lower to the ground. Naturally, we would see loads of exclusive styling details as well, though it’s still hard to talk about specifics, considering that we are still waiting to see how the next generation will look like.
2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat Interior
When it comes to the interior design, the overall layout probably won’t be much different compared to the rest of the lineup. We count on a little bit more truckish appearance compared to the current cabin, due to the body-on-frame nature. Some general design bits will probably be the same as in the RAM 1500 model, which already features a pretty impressive dashboard design, ever for the SUV segment.
Of course, this particular version would come with a load of exclusive details, starting from unique materials, sportier seats and similar things. The instrument cluster will also be different, while we have no doubt that the 2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat will come with a full load of standard features.
2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat Release Date and Price
The 2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat is still just a rumor. Therefore, take this article with a big reserve, even though there are many rumors on the network that suggest this or a similar scenario. When it comes to the price, the current version starts around 80.000 dollars, roughly, and the new one could only cost more.