The Dodge brand has surprised everyone, unveiling the next-generation Charger with both electric and gas powertrains.

The EV-only 2024 Daytona R/T and Daytona Scat Pack will be available at launch, both using a 93.9 kWh battery pack. The more powerful Scat Pack is capable of 670 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque.

As for gas power, while Charger’s HEMI V8 is out, the Hurricane twin-turbo inline-six is in. Available in standard- and high-output versions, the latter reaches 550 horsepower.

The first two-door Daytona EVs begin production mid-2024, arriving for this model year. They’ll be followed by the internal-combustion Charger and all four-door models in 2025.

Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian debuted not one, but two smaller, cheaper utilities, the R2 and R3. Both are built on a new midsize platform, with the R2 about 15-inches shorter than the current R1S. The R3 is also a four-door five-seater, but it does so in a slightly more compact, hatchback-like package. It’s joined by the R3X, geared more towards off-road performance.

Exact powertrain details are unconfirmed, but Rivian is aiming for at least 300 miles of range with the larger of two battery options. There will be single-, dual- and tri-motor powertrains. Arriving in 2026, the R2 is expected to start around $45,000, with the R3 undercutting that.

Back on the ICE front, Italian sport luxury maker Maserati showed off the new GranCabrio, a convertible variant of the GranTurismo sports car.

Beautifully sculpted, the GranCabrio is 100 percent made in Italy. Under the hood is a 542-horsepower, twin-turbo V6; a detuned engine from their MC20 super car.

Expect a price tag around $200,000.

And that’s the latest on this week’s Motor News!