2018 Dodge Durango could get turbo V6 instead of Hemi


Durango – this is a popular full-size SUV from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The company rarely updates its model. The last time Durango underwent facelift in 2014, and the current-generation model debuted only at the end of 2010. The car uses the same platform as the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Fans of the brand are interested in the main question – whether the 2018 Dodge Durango will be a completely new generation? There are at least two options, which we describe in this article.

2018 Dodge Durango release date

Whether 2018 will be a debut year for the new generation of full-size SUV from Dodge or not – in any case, release of the 2018 model year car will held in late 2017 or in the middle of 2018.

Unlike passenger Charger model, the company has not announced a roadmap for Durango lineup updates.

The main rival for Durango will be a new 2018 Toyota 4Runner.

Release date: late 2017 – mid 2018

2018 Dodge Durango price

It is unlikely that the cost of Durango will change significantly, even in the case of a completely new model. Thus, the current generation is sold for about $32,000 (basic trim level).

2018 Dodge Durango redesign and changes

Judging by the lack of any leaks and spy photos, there is a very slight chance that new Dodge Durango 2018 offers dramatic changes. In principle, the producer can be understood – FCA Corporation is going through hard times. Durango still does not look outdated and in steady demand from buyers. We assume that the only possible upgrade in this case – this is a small facelift, in the style of recent Dodge cars. We expect 2018 Dodge Durango concept to come pretty soon.

The emergence of small changes in the interior is also possible, including new equipment. But don’t expect such extreme like 2018 Dodge Durango Shaker – it would stay concept car only.

If the SUV will be redesigned, it might look a bit like Fiat Toro (pictured above).

Also read about the 2018 Buick Enclave release date

2018 Dodge Durango Citadel

The Citadel trim level of the current Durango has 20-inch polished alloy wheels, dual exhaust, leather-trimmed seats. It is intermediate trim level of the car, so it is likely that 2018 model car will get the same range of equipment for such trim level.

2018 Dodge Durango RT

The Durango RT is the sports version of the Durango, features V8 Hemi engine, retuned steering and suspension. The 2018 model year Durango is likely to get rid of such combination, get only one sport version – SRT.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT

The current Durango doesn’t have either SRT or Hellcat version of the car, we expect that 2018 Durango might get this version specially for the big V8 fans, since the new model is expected to get rid of V8 in ordinary trim levels, replaced by turbocharged V6.

Also read about the changes in the 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Dodge Durango video

2018 Dodge Durango specs

With regard to the current engines available for installation in Durango – there are 3.6 V6 Pentastar and 5.7 V8 Hemi. Eight-cylinder engines seem somewhat outdated – probably that they become obsolete in recent years. It is possible that already in 2018 Dodge Durango will have new engines. Most likely it will be turbocharged V6, which worked well in European cars of the corporation.

Transmission will not tolerate any changes. The car will be offered with AWD or rear-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Dodge Durango Hellcat

It is interesting that not so long ago spy photos of the special Hellcat Durango modification began to appear. At a time when the entire automotive industry struggle for the environment and the reduction of fuel consumption, the Dodge testing the 707 HP superfast beast? It will be recalled that earlier, as early as 2015 Internet is full of information and pictures of Grand Cherokee with the same engine. However, it is still does not appear commercially. So the appearance of cheaper Durango with the same power plant is unlikely.

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The new Durango of 2018 model year could be subject to serious changes. The only thing important - to keep the overall concept of affordable though spacious SUV.

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