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Durango's Luxury-Oriented Model Returns For 2021 Model Year...

We have been talking a lot about the upcoming 2021 Dodge Durango. Dodge//SRT engineers have been hard at work, taking the current Durango and updating it with new front looks, an all-new dash layout, updated powertrains, and the latest technology. But while we have been talking about the performance models like the GT, R/T, SRT, and SRT Hellcat models, we haven’t talked about the luxury-oriented Citadel model, until now.

2021 Dodge Durango Citadel Prototype. (MoparInsiders).

Our spy photographers have been busy, getting pictures of all the new products coming over the next year from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). This past week, our photographers caught what appears to be the premium 2021 Dodge Durango Citadel. This particular model wears similar chrome trim along the bodyside, chrome mirrors, and chrome door handles.

2021 Dodge Durango Citadel Prototype. (MoparInsiders).

The new Citadel clearly wears the same new performance front fascia, we have seen that the other 2021 Dodge Durango prototypes are wearing. However, the new Citadel still does not feature a performance hood with the hood scoop. The new spy photos clearly show that the new front styling with feature new LED lighting similar to the 2020 Ram 1500 and features switchback technology where the LED signature lighting goes from white to an amber color when the turn signal is activated.

2021 Dodge Durango Citadel Prototype. (MoparInsiders).

According to our sources, the 2021 Dodge Durango will get an all-new dash and center console layout. The new dash will feature the all-new optional 10.1-inch Uconnect infotainment touchscreen from the recently updated 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. The new dash design features vents that are more square and a lot more detail to premium touches, to align the Durango interior more along its upcoming Jeep-siblings.

2021 Dodge Durango Citadel Prototype. (MoparInsiders).

We are told that the 2021 Dodge Durango Citadel will have at least two new powertrain options. One will be the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque delivering 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. The optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque with VVT, makes 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque and like the 3.6-liter will come over from the 2020 Ram 1500 lineup. The eTorque engines also reduce fuel consumption with an Interactive Deceleration Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO) feature that pauses fuel flow to the engine cylinders when the vehicle is decelerating. The iDFSO feature is improved to be active in third gear and higher.

2021 Dodge Durango Citadel Prototype. (MoparInsiders).

We are hoping to see the updated 2021 Dodge Durango lineup soon. Pictures of the upcoming 2021 Dodge Durango Citadel, should answer the questions for those who were wondering if the Dodge brand would ditch the luxury-oriented model for an all performance-based lineup.

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Mike Volkmann

Michael Volkmann, a mechanical engineer in the steel industry, autocrossed and road-raced Neons. Michael has drag raced his 1971 Duster 340, 2015 Dodge Charger SRT392, 2009 Challenger R/T, and Neons, of which he’s owned seven — one SRT4, three ACRs, and three Sport Coupes.

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