Dodge Gives Its Crossover a Name: Sneak Peek of 2011 Dodge Durango

Dodge’s upcoming three-row crossover will debut later this year, but until now, Chrysler has been mum on details. In preparation for the vehicle’s debut later this year, Dodge has set up a mini site with a few teaser images of the 2011 Durango.

The mini site reveals a few interior and exterior details of the car, including a bold, chrome, Dodge crosshair grille flanked by Charger-esque headlights. The new Durango also features an aggressive, angular hood.

At the rear of the car, the Durango shares some design elements with its smaller sibling, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The taillights mimic the Grand Cherokee’s, with a slightly more rounded design and different reverse-light positioning. The chrome strip that stretches between the taillights on the Grand Cherokee remains, but now reads “Dodge.”

From the mini site, the only real feature detail that can be gleaned about the upcoming crossover is that uplevel models will feature keyless ignition.

The new Durango is set to debut later this year with an on-sale date shortly thereafter as a 2011 model. It rides on a stretched version of the 2011 Grand Cherokee and features seating for seven. Powertrain options will include Chrysler’s new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, as well as the formerly-Hemi 5.7-liter V-8 coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission, with either rear- or four-wheel drive.

Stick with us as the crossover’s launch approaches, and let us know what you think about the name. Is Durango right for the new crossover, or should Dodge have revived the Magnum nameplate?

Source: Dodge


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