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Not only did the global conglomerate release a timeline for its expansion into battery-supported powertrains, but Stellantis also highlighted updated brand statements for all its 14 marques. This includes Jeep's "Zero Emission Freedom" and Dodge's "Tear Up the Streets...Not the Planet."
Marketing gibberish aside, Stellantis also unveiled the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid while teasing future EV products for Dodge and Ram. Dodge is developing an electric muscle car under its American eMuscle strategy, and Ram has a battery-electric 1500 pickup in the works. Both are expected to debut in 2024.
But it's not all EVs all the time. Ram has added the 1500 Laramie G/T and 1500 Rebel G/T to its lineup. These G/T models receive performance bits that were once exclusive to the Ram TRX but stop short of its supercharged Hellcat V8. So, consider them TRX-lite.
Other new vehicles on the horizon are the just-previewed 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe and 2023 Kia Sportage. And if you're shopping for a new crossover, we added expert reviews on the 2021 Jeep Renegade and 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime. For truck buyers, check out our latest comparison between the 2021 Jeep Gladiator and the 2021 Toyota Tacoma.
And yet, that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.