NewsDodge NewsElectric CarsJeep NewsOther News

Jeep, Dodge, Alfa Romeo and Maserati unpack their electric strategy

Stellantis has officially started its shift to electric, where it plans to deploy electrified vehicles around the world through its multiple brands. Even more details were recently announced to this effect during a call with Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares and his shareholders. The businessman unpacked the electrical strategy of Jeep, Dodge, Alfa romeo and Maserati.

Jeep

For Jeep, things were already pretty clear during Stellantis’ EV Day presentation that took place online a few weeks ago. Although a 4xe plug-in hybrid version of the Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L is planned towards the end of the year, as well as an electrified variant of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagonneer, we will have to wait until 2023 before seeing a first Jeep entirely deprived of a thermal engine.

In all likelihood, this would be the Wrangler Magneto, inspired by the concept vehicle of the same name that was presented as part of the Easter Jeep Safari event last spring. However, nothing has yet been said on the import of plug-in hybrid variants of the manufacturer’s small SUVs, such as the Renegade and the Compass, which are already available in this version in other markets.

Dodge

Dodge had announced that an electric “muscle car” would be integrated into its range in 2024, but we now learn that the Durango will also receive its plug-in hybrid variant, but only for its next version, scheduled for 2023. It would in fact be from the same powertrain as the Grand Cherokee 4xe.

Mr. Tavares did not mention anything about an end date for the marketing of V8 heat engines at Dodge. However, it would be logical to assume that when electrification begins to seep into high-performance Mopars, the manufacturer will quietly begin to reduce its supply of high-displacement heat engines.

Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye

Alfa Romeo and Maserati

Regarding the two Italian luxury brands that Stellantis still offers in our territory, either Alfa romeo and Maserati, things are a little less clear. Carlos Tavares did not want to give details on the electrified models that Alfa Romeo will offer in the future, but the CEO assures that it will be in 2027 that the manufacturer will have completely got rid of the heat engine.

Maserati Levante

As for Maserati, the company will jump straight to electric instead of transitioning to hybrid. Mr. Tavares ensures that in 2025, its entire range will be electric. The next-generation GrandTurismo, slated for release in 2022, will be the automaker’s first model to move away from gasoline.

 

Back to top button