An application for registration of the Tomahawk trademark has been filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The author was FCA US, the “daughter” of the Stellantis concern. According to unconfirmed information, this name will go to the electrified version of the Challenger, and the car can be shown in August. In addition, the Jeep company has the right to use this name. It is possible that a new “charged” SUV will receive it.
Dodge has used the name Tomahawk twice: in 2003, the concept of a motorcycle with a V10 engine from Viper was named that way, and in 2015, a supercar for the Gran Turismo game. But a few days ago, FCA US (the former Chrysler Group) registered the Tomahawk trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office, indicating that it applies to passenger cars as well. The CarBuzz website suggested that an electrified version of the Challenger could be called a Tomahawk.
Dodge announced a battery-powered model in the summer of 2021. On the teaser, the car looked like a first-generation Charger, and, apparently, was equipped with all-wheel drive. Interestingly, the manufacturer has diligently avoided the term “electric car” and avoids it, preferring to talk about the novelty as an American muscle, that is, an electric-powered oil car. The need for such a radical change of course is explained simply: the capabilities of the internal combustion engine are exhausted, and the transition to electric traction will simply allow you to rise to a new level.
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It is assumed that the electric vehicle will be based on a new platform. In total, Stellantis has four of them: STLA Small, STLA Medium, STLA Large, and STLA Frame, which will provide a range of 500-800 kilometers on a single charge. Plus, the concern will develop three compact power units that are suitable for creating a car with front, rear, and all-wheel drive, as well as batteries with two variants of internal chemistry. The car can be shown in August. In the second half of the month, Dodge is scheduled to premiere three oil cars: modern, transitional (apparently hybrid), and future (electric).
As for Jeep, the American media suggest that the name Tomahawk could get a “loaded” Wagoneer. Such a car would compete with the Cadillac Escalade-V.