2021 Durango Hellcat Homeowners Sue Over New 2023 Durango Hellcat

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There is a Durango Hellcat for 2023, as a result of Dodge likes promoting automobiles, although some consumers of the 2021 Durango Hellcat aren’t pleased about it. Seven of them have now sued Stellantis, Dodge’s dad or mum firm, as a result of they are saying they wouldn’t have paid a lot for his or her 2021 Hellcats (which bought out fairly shortly) in the event that they’d identified one other was coming, and even by no means purchased them in any respect.

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The go well with was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court docket in Delaware. The Durango Hellcat homeowners are recognized as Stacy Phillips, Lawrence Willis, Eli Negron III, Christian Papana, Jason Van Genderen, Mark Hollingsworth, and Jeffrey G. Heintz, Sr., all of whom purchased their Hellcats for as much as $114,225.

The guts of their criticism is that Dodge initially insisted that the 2021 Durango Hellcat could be the one Durango Hellcat, earlier than Dodge determined that it wouldn’t be, thus devaluing 2021 Durango Hellcats, round 3,000 of which have been bought, in keeping with the go well with. The plaintiffs accuse Stellantis of unjust enrichment and false promoting, amongst different issues. From their criticism:

In or about July, 2020, Defendants introduced that they’d be producing and promoting for 2021 solely, a one 12 months restricted manufacturing run of the Dodge Durango Hellcat Car. Dodge Chief Government Officer, Tim Kuniskis said in or about July 2, 2020 on the launch of the 2021 mannequin line, that the Dodge Hellcat could be a single 12 months run for the 2021 mannequin 12 months after which will probably be gone. In that extensively watched and closely lined promotional press launch on July 2, 2020, to introduce the Dodge 2021 line of automobiles, he touted varied options of the Hellcat Car, together with that the Hellcat possessed 710 horsepower, was “probably the most highly effective SUV on the planet,” can carry extra, tow extra, and go from zero to sixty in 3.5 seconds. He advised shoppers that Dodge was solely producing and promoting a single 12 months run of the Hellcat, which might be MY 2021 Hellcat. Kuniskis represented that “[t]he Hellcat Durango will probably be a single mannequin 12 months run. After we flip the order books over to the ’22 mannequin 12 months, the Durango Hellcat will probably be gone. So that you’ve solely have one shot [to buy one].” Official press supplies created by the Firm made the identical or related statements.

The Durango Hellcat homeowners are additionally asking the courtroom to grant the go well with class-action standing, to use to different Durango Hellcat homeowners. Additionally they need an unspecified quantity of compensatory and punitive damages, they need an injunction stopping Dodge from making new Durango Hellcats, and so they need their authorized charges lined.

All of which looks as if a bit a lot, however that is what occurs if you piss off homeowners of Durango Hellcats.

A Stellantis spokesperson mentioned in an announcement that they don’t focus on energetic litigation.

You may learn the complete civil criticism right here:

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