Dodge may have dropped the Nitro and Caliber from its portfolio in England, but the Journey is still alive — and customers looking to dress up the crossover have a little help, courtesy of German tuning firm Irmscher.
The finished product — the Journey SR — is strictly a cosmetic dress-up kit, as Irmscher doesn’t lay a hand on the 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo-diesel I-4. The SR package includes either a black paint job with orange accents, or a red base color with contrasting black highlights. A pair of go-fast stripes runs the length of the crossover, starting on the hood and ending on the liftgate. Black wheels are standard, and depending on the color scheme, feature an orange or red stripe on the lip. A new front bumper, roof spoiler, and chrome exhaust tip wrap up the exterior upgrades.
Inside, the gauge cluster binnacle and steering wheel are wrapped in leather, while the pedals, shift knob, and center stack receive an aluminum finish. Irmscher doesn’t upgrade the seating trim whatsoever, but it does add new floor mats, which are trimmed with grey piping.
Irmscher appears to base its model off the Euro-spec Journey SXT 2.0 CRD model, which usually runs consumers roughly $36,723. Irmscher’s SR package appears to add approximately $2200 to the grand total, and will — for the foreseeable future — remain a European exclusive.