5 Dodge Developments We’re Looking Forward to in 2017

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2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Here at Dodge Forum, We Have a Lot of Things to Look Forward to in 2017. Here’s Five of the Biggest!

The end of the year is always a great time to think about the future. We create resolutions. We make plans.

Looking to the future is always more fun than looking to our past. So, what are we looking forward to most in 2017 from the folks at Dodge? Read on, dear reader.

2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD

Hellcat-Powered All-Wheel Drive Concept

We know the Jeep Trackhawk is coming. It’ll be powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8, just like in the Charger and Challenger Hellcat. It’ll be the first production test of that engine in an all-wheel drive setup. Once we see it there, we should see a concept with it in a Challenger or Charger.

We know FCA wants the engine in more things. The Ram Rebel TRX concept is proof of that. Now that we have an all-wheel drive Challenger, it’d make sense to showcase it with the Hellcat engine. Getting them to make a concept is one thing. Getting them to actually put it into production is entirely different.

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Dodge Back in NASCAR

We covered the rumor that Dodge is looking to re-enter NASCAR. Now that they’re saving money by shedding models, Dodge is in a better financial position to sponsor some motorsports. It makes sense that that series would be NASCAR.

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Refreshed Dodge Durango

The Durango is a great family hauler. It’s even better with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8. It’s a few years old now, though, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a refresh in the coming year. Nothing major, mind you, because it’s already pretty great. It wouldn’t hurt to put the 6.4-liter in it and do a Scat Pack, though!

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti

Giulia-Based Charger

Rumor has it that the next-generation Dodge Charger and Challenger will get the updated platform shared with the Giulia. While there’s nothing technically wrong with the platform on its own, old car is old. An updated platform will mean they can do more stuff, make even more power, and improve handling. All of which sound great to us!

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Hybrid Powertrain

While it doesn’t sound exciting, Dodge now has a viable hybrid offering in the FCA portfolio. The Chrysler Pacifica is a great car, for a minivan, and that technology could be implemented into a new Dodge product.

Which product? We’d guess the Durango, but you never know!

What are you most looking forward in the new year? Let us know in the comments below or over in our forums!

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Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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