Dodge Dart R/T Concept, 2014 SEMAEnlarge Photo
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] is considering bringing back the GLH badge at Dodge—in a Dodge Dart GLH performance model.
The automaker is currently in Las Vegas showing dealers the future product portfolio, which also supposedly includes a new Barracuda and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
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The heralded GLH badge was once used by Carroll Shelby and stood for Go Like Hell (or heck, depending who you ask).
Unconfirmed sources are saying the turbocharged engine powering the GLH will be available on all trim levels, and the GLH itself will start below $20,000.
As for the specific engine, we are hearing mixed things. A turbocharged four-cylinder is likely a given, whether it's a 1.8-liter or 2.0-liter is still unknown, as is specific power output.
One marketing name we've heard associated with the new powertrain is Hurricane—although there's nothing new to confirm that this would be used in the GLH.
Timing for the Dart GLH is unknown. And it could be possible that the return of the GLH is Dodge's way of skipping over a full-blown Dart SRT model due to the increased competition in the space from the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R, and others.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.