There’s been backroom and anonymously-sourced speak concerning the Dodge Durango turning into a three-row SUV known as the Dodge Stealth for years. With a brand new report on the matter from Motor Development‘s Alisa Priddle, the transition is virtually reality. The story goes that the resurrection of one other title from Dodge’s previous will debut on the finish of 2024 for the 2025 mannequin 12 months. The platform continues to be a thriller. The primary choice could be maintaining Dodge’s household bus twinned with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, utilizing the Grand Cherokee’s new WL structure. The second choice could be placing the Stealth on the Stellantis STLA Massive platform that provides hybrid lodging and modular battery-electric powertrains. Throughout Stellantis’ EV Day in 2021, a slide confirmed the STLA Massive put aside for “AWD Efficiency” and “American Muscle.” This use case is already recognized to incorporate use for coming Dodge muscle vehicles, it makes simply as a lot sense for the platform to serve a Dodge SUV.
MT writes the twin-turbo 3.0-liter Hurricane inline-six goes to get a job as properly, probably with electrical help. We would see a preview of a hybrid Stealth powertrain when the Jeep Wagoneer 4xe debuts someday in 2024.
At vendor conferences earlier this 12 months, unnamed sources stated the three-row Stealth would are available in a “drastically totally different” than the Durango, extra alongside the strains of “what persons are on the lookout for.”
The identical MT report dovetails with rumors from years in the past that the Durango title might go additional up the SUV meals chain. In 2021, nameless sources instructed Mopar Insiders a new-generation Durango would hand over its unibody methods to go body-on-frame, constructed on the similar Warren Truck Meeting plant that produces the body-on-frame Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The Durango could be the extra mainstream take, a challenger to the Chevrolet Tahoe with tons of area and heaps of towing capability. MT writes, “The Durango title could but dwell on, because it could possibly be reinvented as a bigger body-on-frame SUV that shares the Jeep Wagoneer platform.”
We’ll see the Stealth first, the anticipated beginning value round $40,000.