People still dig the old school, Challenger cars, as sales have actually risen, while sales of Mustang and Camaro have risen in 2018. That said, FCA's new boss Mike Manly said things would change electrically next generation, in a report by Detroit News, "Reality is this platform, and the technologies we used have to go ahead and they can not exist until you get in the middle of 2020. A new technology will create a load so we can think about the power units. and we can use electrification to supplement these vehicles.
The news of electrified muscle cars is nothing new at this time. Ford says it will unveil the Mustang hybrid in 2020. And with Al Oppenheiser (a former Chief Engineer for Camaro) who moves to GM's electric sub division, it's better to believe that Chevrolet is working on an electrified version of Camaro. This, however, is the first solid proof that FCA and Dodge make such a move.
What Manly said is something we all know is true, but it's a little heartbreaking. "I think electrification will certainly be a part of the formula that says what the American muscles will be in the future, and what will not be, is the V8, a 700-horsepower engine," Manley says.
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