It’s been a week since Dodge announced changes to its lineup for 2021, with the muscle cars expected and the addition of a powerful SUV. The Dodge Durango Hellcat 2021 has been Dodge’s most interesting model for a long time, and also happens to be the most powerful SUV in the world. And those interested in this super SUV would do better to grab it once it reaches the floor of the showroom, as the Durango Hellcat will be limited. No, not in the numbered genre of limited, but it will be essentially time limited.
Speaking to Muscle Cars & Trucks, Timothy Kuniskis, the big boss of Dodge, said that the Durango Hellcat is not serialized like the Dodge Demon. “We only build them for six months. With all the changes we made to the factory to come back (into production) after COVID with sequencing and spacing in the factory, that changed the number we can to build … I don’t have a real number, but it will be less than 2,000. It will be determined by customer demand and how much we can build during this six month period. “
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Basically, the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic is to blame, greatly disrupting delays in the automotive industry; Dodge included. With this six month window now known, you can expect a lot more demand for the Durango Hellcat and hopefully not too much crazy markup based on the hype. That’s not all, however, as regulatory issues also forced Dodge’s hand. “When we move to model year 22, new requirements for evaporative emissions come in that the Hellcat engine does not respond to this platform,” said Kuniskis.
Production of the Dodge Durango Hellcat 2021 will begin in early 2021, as the short model year of the Durango Hellcat does not imply the end of the product life cycle for the SUV. Kuniskis also stated that regulations do not affect Dodge Charger or Challenger Hellcat models beyond the 2021 model year.