Last weekend, we dug a little deeper into the updates for the 2021 Dodge Durango. Since then, a bunch of new information has flooded into the MoparInsiders inbox with some new important information to add to our compilation of 2021 Dodge Durango news.
For those who think that the 2021 Dodge Durango is just a simple front-end refresh, you would be wrong. We already talked about the updated eTorque powertrains, as well as the addition of a Hellcat-powered model joining the lineup and has pretty much been confirmed by the Dodge//SRT brand in the latest commercial with a very quick appearance. We also told you that the 2021 Dodge Durango would feature a new 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment touchscreen. But if you think those were the only updates, you would be wrong again.
While the Durango stays based on its current roots and doesn’t move to the Giorgio-based platform like its new Jeep siblings, Dodge isn’t going to disappoint with just a quick update. We are hearing that the 2021 Dodge Durango will feature an all-new dash design. The new dash will house that new 10.1-inch Uconnect system we were talking about and will feature a more modern design that would be more in line with the upcoming next-generation Grand Cherokee (WL).
We also received an anonymous e-mail from a reader with pictures of what appears to be taking at the Durango’s current home at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit. The JNAP pictures feature what appears to be the all-new front fascia design for the 2021 Dodge Durango. The new front fascia design is similar to the current performance Durango fascia design, however, the fog lights are mounted higher with the fog light intakes underneath and faced outward. The new front fascia design also features a new grille pattern which we could make out in our earlier exclusive spy photos.
MotorAuthority, posted earlier this week that the new 2021 Dodge Durango would be making its debut at the New York International Auto Show, which kicks off on April 8th. We have reached out to our connections and while they can’t confirm that the Durango is headed for New York, they did say there would be a good chance of it making its debut there.
Adding the supercharged 6.2-liter HELLCAT HEMI V8 to Dodge’s “Charger of SUVs”, confirms that Dodge will continue to blend its SUV lineup with its muscle car lineup into the new decade. This should continue with the upcoming rear-wheel-drive based midsize Dodge CUV that will ultimately replace the Dodge Journey in the near future.
Are you excited about the updated 2021 Dodge Durango? Are the changes enough to keep the Durango a serious player in the growing SUV segment? Leave your comments below.