As the performance arm of Stellantis North America, the Dodge brand has been known for matching its vivid performance with vivid exterior colors and special editions to help keep attention on its portfolio of vehicles. But just a couple of weeks ago, we received a lot of negative feedback from Dodge fans about an article we posted highlighting the 2022 Dodge Durango lineup.
It seems a lot of people were upset with Dodge’s decision to scale back from 11 exterior colors that were offered on the 2021 Dodge Durango lineup, to just 4 exterior color options going into 2022. While some were mad that Dodge would be such a basic palette of colors for the new model year, some were upset that their favorite color had been discontinued altogether.
Released to the press earlier this year, the Dodge brand announced that these 4 exterior colors would be offered for 2022…
- DB Black (PXJ)
- White Knuckle (PW7)
- Octane Red (PRV)
- Destroyer Grey (PDN)
Dealers were informed that both the DB Black and White Knuckle color options would be offered at no additional charge for 2022, however, both Octane Red and Destroyer Grey would add an additional $395 in the United States.
But thanks to our dealer connections, we are hearing that two of the discontinued colors will be making a comeback for the 2022 model year, but it is only for a very limited time. Those dealers who currently can order a 2022 Dodge Durango from October to December, could order the popular colors of F8 Green (PFQ) and Redline (PRM). After December, those two exterior choices will join Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Reactor Blue, Vice White, and In-Violet as discontinued.
We reached out to Dodge for more information on the reason behind the discontinuation of so many of its popular exterior colors for its three-row SUV. Unfortunately, we have yet to get a response back about their decision as of the publishing date of this article.
Despite an ongoing semiconductor shortage, Stellantis has been simplifying most of its vehicle availability combination for all of the automaker’s 14 different brands for the 2022 model year. Some people have complained that Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares (who is publicly known in the industry as a penny pincher) is trying to save as much money as he can, due to the massive loss due to the various shortages in the industry. Others are saying the decision will help customers with less confusion of the various options and help speed up the production process.
What we find difficult to understand, is that neither the Dodge Charger nor Challenger received a diminished color palette for the 2022 Dodge Durango. So why Durango?
Recently, MoparInsiders.com found out thanks to an updated Build & Price configurator on the Jeep® Canada website that the Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2) would return for the new model year. The Grand Cherokee WK2 is built alongside the Durango at the Detroit Assembly Complex – Jefferson facility (formerly the Jefferson North Assembly Plant) and share most of its underpinnings with the Durango. The configurator showed that only 5 exterior colors would be used for that vehicle as well, with production ending some early in 2022.
For those who would like to order a 2022 Dodge Durango and are interested in the Redline or F8 Green exterior colors, you may want to order a vehicle sometime between now and the end of the year. F8 Green will have an additional cost of $95 in the U.S. while Redline will cost an extra $395. For more information regarding 2022 Dodge Durango ordering availability, you can contact your local Dodge dealer.
What do you think of the decision to extend the F8 Green and Redline colors for the beginning of 2022? Is it enough to make Durango fans happy? Let us know what you think in the comments below or in the MoparInsiders.com forums.