Dodge Challenger Hellcat manual transmission option gone in 2021

Dodge removed the manual transmission option for the Challenger SRT Hellcat during 2021, Road & Track reported Tuesday. But he must come back.

Production of Challenger Hellcat manual models was suspended in November 2021, according to Road & Track. It is currently not possible to configure a manual Challenger Hellcat 2022, but this option will return at an unspecified date.

The absence of the manual is only temporary as Dodge is working on a revised calibration for the Hellcat/manual combination, spokesman Dave Elshoff said. Driving authority. He was unable to tell us when orders for manual Hellcats will reopen, however.

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For now, you can still get a 6-speed manual in Challenger R/T models with the 5.7-liter V-8 and Scat Pack models with the 6.4-liter V-8.

The 2022 Challenger enters the new model year with minor updates. The main change is a new Jailbreak option for the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, with model-specific exterior color and interior trim options. Dodge is also relaunching its Direct Connection performance parts program, originally launched in 1974 to offer genuine parts for Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars.

The Challenger has been with us since 2008, but sales have remained strong, averaging over 60,000 units per year for the past six years. Dodge said the Challenger and its four-door Charger sibling will remain through the end of 2023 in their current forms. You can count on Dodge to come up with a Challenger successor, probably with some form of electrification, but it’s unclear if the Hellcat engine will survive the next generation.

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