CATS Motors, the exclusive distributor of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in the country, has announced the arrival of the third-generation Dodge Durango SUV. The new Durango was unveiled in the US last year, with production commencing in December. It shares essential mechanicals with the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, which CATS Motors launched in March. Both the new Durango and the new Grand Cherokee are assembled in the same Chrysler facility in Detroit.
Based on the local spec sheet provided by CATS Motors, the new Durango to be sold in our market will have a 3.6-liter gasoline V6, rated at 290hp and 352Nm. Only one variant is available, equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission and priced at P3,780,000.
Among the main features of the Philippine-market Durango are 20-inch wheels; 265/50 all-season tires; HID headlamps; three rows of foldable seats; AWD system; multistage front airbags; side curtain airbags; electronic stability control; hill start assist; blind spot detection; forward collision warning; tire pressure monitor; voice recognition; cruise control; 10-speaker surround-sound audio system; 30GB, 6,700-song hard drive; DVD player; ventilated front seats; eight-way power-operated seats; power sunroof; power lift gate; universal garage door opener (if you're that rich); rear backing-up camera; and remote start system.
The 2011 Durango now also sports Dodge's new Ram-less logo, the first Dodge model to do so here. Ram is now a separate and stand-alone brand for Chrysler that specializes in trucks.
If you want to check out the new Dodge Durango, you may do so at CATS Motors' upcoming events. There's the Dodge Weekend Promo on June 10-12 at Chrysler showrooms in Greenhills and Pasong Tamo. The new Durango will also be displayed together with the Charger, the Challenger and the Nitro at the Powerplant Mall in Rockwell on June 13-19.