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FCA has built 56,686 Hellcat-powered vehicles through 2019

by Patrick Rall on

When the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was introduced for the 2015 model year, there were high ranking executives at FCA who were sure that the company would lose money on the project. These European bigwigs didn’t believe that there was enough demand for a 2-ton coupe (or sedan) with more than 700 horsepower for the company to break even on the all of the development costs of the Hellcat Hemi engine architecture. Fortunately, those executives were horribly wrong, as Dodge and Jeep have combined to move more than 56,000 units, 10,430 of which were produced for the 2019 model year.

Before talk about the production numbers for Hellcat-powered Dodge and Jeep vehicles, we want to point out that these figures did not come from FCA. Like most automakers, FCA does not break out individual production numbers by model. In fact, FCA doesn’t publish production numbers at all. These numbers are provided by a member of the online Mopar community who goes by the screen name PLMCRZY. We don’t know where he gets the numbers, but since the Hellcat hit the market for the 2015 model year, PLMCRZY has provided the production numbers that have become the trusted totals.

2019 Supercharged Production

According to the information we found online, all of which was posted by PLMCRZY at various sites, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody was the most popular supercharged production model for 2019 with 3,353 units built. The Hellcat Charger was the second most popular with 2,285 units and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk was third with 1,693 units produced for the 2019 model year.

Challenger Redeye

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody with 717 horsepower was fourth in line with 1,361 units built, the standard-width Hellcat Challenger was fifth with 1,134 and the standard-width Hellcat Redeye Challenger was the “least popular” supercharged model with 604 units produced.

 

In total, FCA produced 10,430 Dodge and Jeep vehicles with the supercharged Hemi.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody – 3,353
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – 2,285
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – 1,693
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody – 1,361
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – 1,134
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye – 604
Total – 10,430

Historic Hellcat Hemi Production

With 10,430 units produced, 2019 was the third most active year for the Dodge and Jeep models powered by the Hellcat Hemi. 2018 was the best year, when there were 16,869 supercharged coupes, sedans and SUVs built and 2016 is the second-best year, with 16,020 examples of the Challenger and Charger Hellcat produced.

As 2019 comes to an end, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat have each been offered for five model years. Over the course of those five years, Dodge has sold 25,068 examples of the Hellcat Challenger and 11,995 examples of the Hellcat Charger.

In 2018, the Demon added 3,300 units of for-sale production to the mix, while the Hellcat Challenger Widebody and Jeep Trackhawk was introduced as well. In the two years that the “standard output” Hellcat Challenger Widebody has been available, 3,237 units have been produced and in those same two years, 9,149 Trackhawks were built.

Finally, the Redeye Challenger models were introduced for 2019, with the numbers mentioned above of 3,353 for the widebody and 604 for the standard body adding to the grand total.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (2015-2019) – 25,068
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat (2015-2019)  – 11,995
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (2018) – 3,300
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody (2018-2019) – 3,237
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (2018-2019) – 9,149
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye (2019) – 604
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody (2019) – 3,353
Total – 56,686

In total, FCA has now produced 56,686 vehicles with the Hellcat Hemi, including 35,542 Challengers, 11,995 Chargers and 9,149 Grand Cherokees. And to think, some executives didn’t think that Dodge would sell enough cars to hit the breakeven point, which our insiders have said was “around 5,000 units.”

Needless to say, the Hellcat Hemi is a smashing success, moving units and drawing many customers to the Dodge and Jeep brands.

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.

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