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2012 Dodge Durango spied with little camo!

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2012 Dodge Durango spied with little camo!

05/11/2010, 9:32 AM BY DREW JOHNSON

Following an earlier image leak, our spy photographers have once again caught up with Dodge’s next-generation Durango. Earlier Durango prototypes were covered in heavy plastic cladding, but these ute’s were caught wearing only a BMW-style tape camouflage.

Code-named “WD,” the Durango will be sharing a unibody chassis with the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2011 Mercedes ML-Class. Not all things will be equal as we expect the Benz to sport higher-end running gear than its Chrysler brothers. Fiat may also launch a vehicle on this chassis sometime in 2012-2013. One thing you won’t see on this chassis is a Chrysler Aspen variant.

While the Durango nameplate has been in use since 1998, that may change with this newest iteration. During Chrysler’s marathon presentation of their 5-year plan in November, the word “Durango” was never spoken. In the PowerPoint presentation, it was referred to simply as “Full-size CUV.” Rumors have suggested the next-gen Durango could be renamed the Magnum – a name last used on a low-slung sports wagon.

Whatever the name, the new CUV/SUV will follow Dodge’s current design language, highlighted by the brand’s signature cross-hair grille.

Powertrains for the Dodge should be identical to the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with the next-gen, Pentastar 280 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 and the 390 hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8 on tap. A Fiat-sourced diesel motor, as well as a dual clutch transmission, may eventually find its way into the Dodge. Other features we expect to see are optional 3rd row seating, power lift gate, adaptive cruise control and parking sensors.

Based on a leaked production list we expect this new Dodge CUV to start production on November 8, 2010 at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

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http://www.leftlanenews.com/dodge-durango.html

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This will be one of the best looking designs to come out of Dodge since the new Ram and Challenger. I hope this is the direction they do play to take and regain some of the styling leadership they had in the 90's. I wish they would have proceeded with a two door Charger or Chrysler 300, or a convertible 300.

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I agree with every word of BlazerDrvr's above post.

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I'm with BlazerDrvr and Ocn on this one...except for maybe the Charger coupe...but I'm glad to see them return to good designs...

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