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Dodge And Jeep Vehicles Will Utilize Flexible Platform

Though it will in fact continue to build ICE vehicles for the foreseeable future – including the next-generation Dodge Charger, which will be offered in both EV and ICE form – Stellantis is still embarking on a major electrification journey as it aims to become carbon net zero by 2038. The same can obviously be said of Ford, which is on its own path to building out a full portfolio of EVs – all riding on their own, dedicated platforms – and that will also somewhat be the case with future Dodge and Jeep vehicles, according to Stellantis.

Unlike Ford’s dedicated EV platforms, however, the ones that Stellantis is developing will be a bit more flexible in that they can be used in ICE, hybrid, and all-electric vehicles. Regardless, the automaker is working on a grand total of four of these new platforms, each designed to be used in a different segment – STLA Small, Medium, Large, and Frame. All were previously announced, but today, Stellantis revealed the STLA Large platform, specifically, and provided some more details about it.

Set to underpin models in the D and E segments – or full-size vehicles from the Dodge and Jeep brands – this platform will be the first introduced in the North American market, with eight vehicles planned to launch with it between 2024 and 2026. Due to its flexible nature, the STLA Large platform can be manipulated to adjust the wheelbase, overall length, overall width and height, and ground clearance, utilizing different suspension modules and powertrain cradles, front-, rear-, or all-wheel drive layouts, and both 400-volt and 800-volt electric architectures. According to Stellantis, range is expected to top out at around 500 miles for sedans, with 0-60 times as low as two seconds.

Stellantis STLA Large Platform

“Our goals for our STLA platforms are ambitious but this is what our customers need from us today,” Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said. “Creating a family of vehicles from a well-engineered set of components that is flexible enough to cover multiple vehicle types and propulsions, overperforming any of our current products, will address each of our iconic brands’ customers. The flexibility and agility of this platform is its hallmark and will be a driving force for our success in the shift to electrification in North America.”

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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