What happened to the 2022 Cherokee: an answer

Cherokee KL with inline GME T6

A conversation at allpar discussed the lack of a 2022 Jeep Cherokee on the Stellantis media and Jeep.com sites. Given that pundits and analysts have been speculating that the Cherokee plant will be converted to electric vehicle production next year, they concluded that the “KL” Cherokee was being dropped for 2022. It is a reasonable conclusion, but … Read more

Hellcat or BEV? Readers’ choice—you pick!

Dodge EV Day

Mopar has tuned and developed its Hemi V8s into an unprecedented powerhouse with the Hellcat engine series. The fire-breathing, supercharged V8 engines are the gasoline powerplants to beat. They drink a lot of fuel, though not nearly as much as far tamer muscle cars of the past (or big trucks), and can be customized to … Read more

DSR Crew Chief AJ Berge’s Secret Weapon for the 2022 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown

AJ Berge Challenger Drag Pak

AJ Berge is best known to many members of the Mopar community as one of the leading authorities on modern Hemi tuning. He was one of the first people to figure out how to successfully tune the modern Hemi engine and over the past 15+ years, he has had a hand in tuning many of … Read more

Examining the Unknown 24 Months of Muscle Icons

Dodge Calendar

If you are reading this, you likely know that Dodge issued the 2-year “Never Lift” plan with a unique calendar of sorts. On that calendar, shown below, there are some blank spaces, some icons that we can identify and some unknown icons. The spots on the calendar which have already been uncovered, include the Jailbreak … Read more

Parts shortage cuts Dodge police-car options

2022 Dodge Durango police pursuit car (squad)

Recently, reps told police-car enthusiast “AHBGuru” over at Allpar that the V8 Charger pursuit car and Durango Special Service Vehicle (SSV) were no longer available for police fleet orders—and that the change was permanent. However, a reliable Dodge source said they were not dropping the V8 pursuits or Durango SSVs, but were only temporarily shifting to … Read more

2.4 oil-drinking fix has spread to Dodge, other years

2.4 liter engine oil drinking

Some people found that their 2.4 liter engines were drinking oil, but most of the engines had no problems, which presented a puzzle. The people in Auburn Hills worked on the problem, and discovered that the problem was not physical, but caused by a programming issue where, when fuel is cut to the engine (as … Read more

2024 Charger rendering with its basis

2024 Charger rendering

YBNormal has provided a new speculative rendering of what the 2024 Charger could look like, based on Dodge’s blue image of an EV. It’s meant as a four-door, despite the lack of door lines or handles—this doesn’t have a great deal of detail, and that’s deliberate, “so people realize it’s an educated guess, a rendering … Read more

Turbocharged Hellcat Charger Makes 1422 Rear Wheel Horsepower

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

While the American automakers are turning most of their attention to electric vehicles, the aftermarket tuning world for vehicles like the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat are as strong as ever. Over the past few years, I have talked about many modern Mopar tuning shops, one of which is Satera Tuning in Illinois. Jeremy Satera has … Read more

Long wheelbase Wagoneer looking more likely

Earlier this month, we reported on a hint from Chrysler that we could see a long wheelbase Wagoneer—the air conditioning sticker, of all things, sent in by reader Matt K. The list of engines here is clearly preceded by “SWB,” which almost invariably means “short wheelbase.” After checking the label’s part number just to be … Read more

How accurate is this 2024 Charger rendering?

blue 2024 dodge charger rendering

Stellantis showed teasers of a Charger and Challenger at late last year. We don’t know if these are just artists’ renditions or if they come from real prototypes; but one can connect the dots, as artist YBNormyl did. In this rendering, YBNormyl overlayed parts from the blue illustration onto the current Charger, reporting that the … Read more

GM to emergency-charge BEVs without diesel

BEV skateboard design for Chrysler Airflow

For years, Toyota has been talking about its plans to make hydrogen fuel-cell cars and, more recently, fuel-cell ships and commercial trucks (big rigs). General Motors has been working on similar lines, and recently announced a new “Hydrotec” line of hydrogen fuel cell products for a wide variety of purposes. The benefits of hydrogen are … Read more