Dodge introduced the new, redesigned 2007 Durango at the Dallas Auto Show that will go on sale in August. The 2007 Durango’s main features is its reworked body that includes redesigned front end and Chrysler Group’s first production hybrid system –the Dodge Durango Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). Available in 2009, the system will be linked to the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, providing 25-percent improved fuel economy.
2007 Dodge Durango Main Features:
Bold, New Exterior includes redesigned fascia, grille, hood, headlamps, fenders and wheels
Two-mode Hybrid System -available in 2009, will provide up to 25-percent improved fuel economy
Best-in-class Power achieved with 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that generates 335 horsepower and 370 lb.-ft. of torque
Multi-displacement System (MDS) seamlessly transitions to four-cylinder mode when less power is needed, providing up to 20-percent improved fuel economy
E85-Compatible 4.7-liter V-8 engine provides customers the option of operating on E85 ethanol, gasoline or any mixture of the two
Best-in-class Interior Space boasts seating for up to eight adults, optional second-row bucket seats and 102.4 cu. ft. of versatile total cargo volume
More than 10 New Features including Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system, ParkSense ultrasonic rear park assist and one touch lane-change signal
Signalling new advancements in fuel-saving technology, convenience features and standard safety equipment, Dodge today introduced the new, redesigned 2007 Durango here at the Dallas Auto Show.
"Continuing to stand out from the crowd, the new 2007 Dodge Durango features a bold sleek design," said George Murphy, Senior Vice President – Global Brand Marketing, Chrysler Group. "Dodge Durango's 'right size' formula provides everything customers expect in an SUV superior ride and handling, the latest standard safety and convenience features, and best-in-class power with advanced fuel-saving technologies."
Underneath its new exterior design, Dodge engineers will configure Dodge Durango for Chrysler Group's first production state-of-the-art full hybrid system. Future modifications to the floor, second-row seats, and electrical system will pave the way for the Dodge Durango Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)—available in 2009—which will be linked to the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, providing customers up to 25-percent improved fuel economy.
For 2007, offering best-in-class power, Dodge Durango offers the award-winning 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine—featuring Chrysler Group's fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS). An E85-compatible 4.7-liter Flexible-fuel Vehicle (FFV) V-8 engine is also available.
In addition, the 2007 Dodge Durango features standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), side-curtain air bags and Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system. Several new convenience features are available, including ParkSense® ultrasonic rear park assist, one touch lane-change signal, YES Essentials stain-resistant fabric, express-up-and-down front windows, dual-zone automatic temperature control, 115-volt outlet, quad bucket seats, remote start, and 20-inch wheels.
HEV- Dodge Durango Hybrid Electric Vehicle
The new Dodge Durango also features the face of Chrysler Group's first HEV. In 2009, the Dodge Durango HEV will feature a state-of-the-art two-mode hybrid system, co-developed by DaimlerChrysler, General Motors and The BMW Group . Mated to the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, the HEV system combines power and towing capability with significant fuel-efficiency.
"The advanced two-mode hybrid system, which we will first offer in the Dodge Durango, leapfrogs traditional hybrid design by improving fuel economy and performance at higher speeds as well as city driving cycles," said Frank Klegon, Executive Vice President – Product Development. "Delivering significant fuel economy – up to 25-percent improvement – the advanced two-mode full hybrid system will provide great performance in a wide range of applications."
The Dodge Durango HEV two-mode hybrid will deliver seamless dependable power on demand in an efficient package with motors less than half the size of traditional hybrids. With an electrically variable transmission, including two electric motors and two full hybrid modes of operation, the drive system improves fuel economy by operating at low speeds around town and at higher speeds on highways.
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