2014 Dodge Durango presented in New York

Dodge has brought the facelifted 2014 Durango at New York Auto Show. It has a new front fascia with updated grille and slightly revised headlights which optionally can receive LED accents. The back of the car shows racetrack-like taillights and a tweaked rear bumper, while 18- to 20-inch restyled alloys are available. Inside there’s a redesigned center stack, a new dashboard and a 5- or 8.4-inch uConnect infotainment system. Other changes include a new steering wheel, center console boasting a rotary shifter, optional Blu-ray system with two 9-inch screens, as well as a digital instrument cluster and support for USB, AUX and SD.

The entry-level model comes with a V6 3.6-liter engine producing 290 hp (216 kW) and 353 Nm (260 lb-ft) of torque, while the more premium version has a beefier V8 5.7-liter HEMI engine churning 360 hp (268 kW) and 528 Nm (390 lb-ft). These engines are mated to a new type of 9-speed automatic gearbox which for the V6-powered variant brings a 9 percent improvement as far as fuel economy is concerned.

We should also mention the Eco Mode which can optimize the gearbox shifts and throttle sensitivity, while the V8 model gains a fuel saver technology with cylinder deactivation for the purpose of saving gas. The car will reach production phase in Q3 2013, with pricing to be revealed closer to its launch.

Source: Dodge

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