2021 Dodge Durango Concept – Model-year 2020 is the end of the line for the Dodge trip crossover SUV and the Dodge Grand Caravan, which means that the ageing Durango should serve the role as the brand name’s only people who come under-mined next year. Luckily, a thorough job for 2021 should help the SUV pull travel and Grand caravan buyers looking for a Dodge-badged three-row family dragged.
2021 Dodge Durango Concept
There is not a very exciting news around the coming 2021 Dodge Durango, because of the continuous COVID-19 (or Corona) pandemic. While Dodge//SRT still has to show its updated new dribbling performance SUV, we’ve seen several of the upcoming prototypes on the road before the pandemic began. Although prototypes do not move the streets of the Metro Detroit in some time, we hear some of our sources that some of the Dodge/SRT engineering teams have the vehicles to their homes and even worked in their own garages, ensuring that the new 2021 Dodge Durango series will launch this fall.
With most of Fiat Chrysler Motors (FCA) vehicle programmes pushed back three months, our sources within FCA say that the 2021 Dodge Durango will be one of the company’s top priorities to get the market. According to the sources that indicate the production of the 2021 Dodge Durango on Monday, 5 October, 2020 can start at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP). We also hear that the merchant order can open on Thursday, August 6th, 2020.
Although the dates have yet to be confirmed by FCA, it means that the coming 2021 Dodge Durango must make its official debut soon. As events over summer have already been canceled, we would not be surprised if Dodge//SRT does not have a livestream event of the launch on social media similar to what the FIAT brand did for introducing the 2021 Fiat 500.
The most notable outdoor changes are made to the Durango front, which contains a new front fascia which mimics the appearance of the Dodge charger. Couner headlights and new decoration designs (Dodge offer three ornamental options in the line) give the SUV a more modern look.
A more driver-centric dashboard breathes fresh life into the Durango cabin. A newly available 10.1-inch touchscreen that runs the brand’s latest Uconnect infotainment setup is available on higher-end models. Lower-Spec Durangos do a 8.4-inch unit.
Other notable changes include the addition of the new drag N go package which can be equipped Durango R/TS with the 360-HP 5.7-litre V-8 to drag to 8 700 pounds. Although it is not as fast as his SRT-badged siblings, the R/T remains a compelling option for SUV shoppers who are looking for a little more flare. Credit the trim’s muscular mud screen flashes, black-painted Brembo six-piston brakes calipers, and SRT voted exhaust. A 295-HP 3.6-litre V-6 remains the Durango standard power source and can drag up to 6 200 pounds when properly equipped.
The next generation 2021 Dodge Durango will come with numerous cosmetic updates and within changes. Moreover, the coming model will sit on the popular body-on-frame platform. This platform is stable and light-hearted, so we can expect the new Durango to offer drastic improvements. We should also mention that the same platform is used on the popular midsize Truck RAM 1500.
2021 Dodge Durango engine
The cabin of this SUV will still be unique and we can expect even more standard features than before. Under the hood, however, the same engines will have this SUV power. The 2021 Dodge Durango will come with three powertrains choices, and one of the engines powers the high-performance SRT variant.
2021 Dodge Durango Engine specs, SRT performance
The 2021 Dodge Durango is a great SUV who needs powerful engines. Under the hood, this model comes with three engine options. As before, the first power source that this SUV power is a 3.6-litre V6 unit that is capable of producing 295 HP and 260 lb-ft torque. Optionally, the customers can get a 5.7-litre V8 that delivers 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft torque. This power supply is standard on R/T and Citadel trims.
The series-topping Durango SRT model will again burn the roads. This model will be more appealing, and it will deploy a 6.4-litre Hemiparese V8. However, the exact output numbers are not available at this moment. The current one model with the same engine delivers 475 horses and 470 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, Durango can tow almost 8 600 pounds.
2021 Dodge Durango outside redesign
As we have already mentioned, the coming 2021 Dodge Durango will drive on the new body-on-frame architecture. This platform is robust and is used on many SUVs and trucks today. So, with the new platform, we can expect significant out of change.
2021 Dodge Durango outside
On top of that, most of the changes will bring the high-performance SRT variant. This model will offer an attractive front ornamental grid with a stylish hood and massive air scoop. Thanks to that, the SRT model can easily compete with most models of BMW, Porsche, and Audi. The standard Durango will also get cosmetic changes. This model will continue to drive on the 18-inch alloy wheels as standard. According to a few news, the upcoming Durango will get more safety features this time.
The cabin of the whole new 2021 Dodge Durango will continue to be unique and roomy. According to the latest reports, the latest SUV will get more standard features. Again, the Durango model will be available in a trim bar, GT, R/T, Citadel and SRT. All trims above will introduce more high-tech functions and systems.
The Durango model is known from its generous cabin offering excellent comfort. The dribbling seating layout will surely remain, and Durango will continue to offer rooms for five (SXT trim) and seven occupants at the rest. Thanks to the new platform we can surely expect even more space, especially on the back. Tech-wise, according to some reports, the new model will introduce greater exhibitions and some modern amenities. Standard features such as Tri-zone automatic climate control, heated side mirrors, keyless entry/ignition, and a infotainment system that includes AM/FM radio, Bluetooth, auxiliary audio input, six speakers will remain to be part of this model.
2021 Dodge Durango Arrival date and price
The 2021 Dodge Durango will switch to the body-on-frame platform, and it will be some changes preplaser. According to some gossip, this full-size SUV will hit the dealer in the late 2020 as the 2021 model. We can expect a slight price increase. The current base model comes with an MSRP of $31 000, while Durango SRT starts from $65 000. In the same class and price range, models are Honda pilot and Ford Explorer. Look for the 2021 Dodge Durango to reach dealer it falls with a cost of entry that is probably close to today’s model, which starts at $32 290.