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New 2023 Dodge Durango Concept

New 2023 Dodge Durango Concept

New 2023 Dodge Durango Concept – The 2023 Dodge Durango will probably look like a mid-size utility vehicle returning to traditional body-on-frame construction, escorting the unibody structure adopted with the birth of the current third-generation Durango in 2010.

The first two generations of Dodge Durango were true SUVs, featuring body-on-frame constructions powered by the full frame of the Dodge Dakota.

New 2023 Dodge Durango Concept

New 2023 Dodge Durango Concept
New 2023 Dodge Durango Concept

The new fourth-generation Dodge Durango will be built alongside the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer at FCA’s Warren Truck Assembly Plant.

It is unclear when the new body-on-frame Durango will debut, although, in a presentation given at the opportunity of FCA’s merger with France’s PSA Group, the carmaker revealed that a mechanically similar Jeep Wagoneer will enter production in the first quarter of 2021.

Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) manufactures Grand Cherokee for U.S. and worldwide exports and Durango to the U.S., Canada, Mexico. The Grand Cherokee has called JNAP home since the sign was first introduced in 1993.

The Grand Cherokee is a solid performer with sales of more than 257,000 units in North America alone last year. Many questions have been raised about the restraint of production capacity at the plant.

Durango currently sells 75,000 units built per year. It is believed the two vehicles can sell more if they do not compete with each other for production capacity.

We hope the next generation 2023 Dodge Durango will move from unibody along with the Grand Cherokee to a body-on-frame (BoF) platform based on the Ram 1500. This will be the first time since 2009 that Durango will be in BoF architecture.

The Dodge Durango name board debuted as a BoF mid-size SUV in 1997, as a 1998 model year. That continued after a change in the 2004 model year in which it got to almost full-size proportions. That’s when Durango began to be crossed with vehicles such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, and GMC Yukon.

BoF Durango’s position allowed him to take the Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Tahoe more than ever. Dodge plans to fight the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and Ford Explorer Police Interceptor with the introduction of Durango Pursuit for 2018.

2023 Dodge Durango Powertrain

We hope Durango will still bring HEMI power in its lineup. Maybe powertrain options are available with performance-oriented SRT models as well. We’re not sure if the SRT model will use the new 7.0-liter HEMI V8 (426CI) or possibly the 6.2-liter HEMI Supercharged Hellcat V8. Pentastar V6 and 5.7 Hemi V8 lightweight hybrids from the Ram 1500 should also make an appearance. A more powerful hybrid model may also be in the works.

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