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Dodge to build more Hellcat engines

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Dodge has enjoyed unprecedented success with their Hellcat Challengers and Chargers. In fact, the company had to stop taking orders as people were truly impressed with this real, raw and fast American sports car. Until now, Dodge has not said a lot about when they were going to resume production. Recently, the CEO said that the company was working on meeting demand, but potential buyers still did not receive a date as to when they can snag a Hellcat for themselves.

Luckily, Fiat Chrysler has plans to increase production, and the plans are pretty substantial. Tim Kuniskis, who is in charge of the Dodge and SRT brands, recently said that the additional engines will help the company catch up as they are behind. As far as numbers, Kuniskis declined to say how many that FCA US will make. So far, in the calendar year, the company has manufactured around 4,000 engines in Saltillo, Mexico. This is great news if you are looking to get a high-powered Challenger or Charger. To get one when they become available, you can easily do so by heading down to Chapman Dodge Las Vegas.

The 6.2 liter V-8 Hellcat is a thing of beauty, and it also has an 86 horsepower supercharger. Cars with this engine have sold for well over sticker price this the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat made its debut in the fall of 2014. There is more reason to be optimistic and excited as Kuniskis said that the company will build more Hellcats for 2016. This is a turnaround since the company stopped taking orders so that it could catch up with the high demand. Kuniskis also said that the company is still working on filling existing orders for both the Challengers and Chargers.

When looking at the Dodge brand, the Hellcat engine is helping the overall image of the company. In fact, cars like the Scat Pack Challenger have enjoyed brisk sales, and the car is at a near zero-day supply. Simply put, people are seeing that Dodge is a great brand, and buyers have been lining up to buy new Dodges.

The Challenger Hellcat has only been around for about ten months now. It went on sale in the United States in September, and the Charger version debuted three months later. At this point, Dodge doesn’t even have a handle on the demand of the four-door Charger Hellcat as the company is still working hard to meet the Challenger order backlog.

There could be even more to the story as there are rumors that Jeep was planning a release of a Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee SRT. But, for now, all we know is that the company is going out of its way to make more Hellcat engines, and that is good news for any car fans.

When looking at the situation that Dodge has on its hands, it’s easy to understand why. The Challenger and Charger are both great muscle cars, and the company has found a lot of excited buyers. Luckily, Dodge is ramping things up, and the company will start to meet that demand by building more Hellcat engines.




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