A couple of weeks ago, we showed you several 2021 Dodge Durango prototypes running around the Metro Detroit area. A lot of people were disappointed to hear that the current Dodge Durango would live on for a few more model years, while its sibling the Jeep® Grand Cherokee would be getting an all-new model starting next year. But now, our sources have shared some important new details regarding its 2021 model year update.
Last week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) released details on their new fifth-generation Uconnect infotainment systems. The new infotainment systems offer faster connectivity with even more customization than ever before. MoparInsiders has happy to say that the 2021 Dodge Durango will be along the first FCA vehicles to feature the new systems.
A new 10.1-inch Uconnect touchscreen system that has been linked to the next-generation Grand Cherokee will also make an appearance on the 2021 Dodge Durango as well. That’s right, the 2021 Dodge Durango will be getting an overhaul when it comes to not just the software of the company’s latest infotainment, but the layout options as well.
Thanks to the recent UAW-FCA negotiations, we do know that the 2021 Dodge Durango will be getting new powertrain offerings thanks to the addition of the award-winning eTorque system engines from the Ram 1500 lineup. The eTorque engines will offer additional fuel economy, as well as increased towing capability as well. Expect the Dodge Durango SRT to also return virtually untouched for the 2021 model year as well.
You may remember in March of last year, MoparInsiders broke the news that Dodge//SRT would be launching a Hellcat-powered model of the Dodge three-row SUV sometime soon. According to our sources, we will more than likely be seeing it make its appearance during the 2021 model year. The Hellcat-powered would fill in the gap left by the outgoing Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, as it looks like that model will go on hiatus before an all-new Trackhawk model makes its debut around the 2023 model year. It seems that the 2021 Dodge Durango, will be checking off all the boxes that Durango enthusiasts have been asking for.
The 2021 Dodge Durango is expected to make its official debut this summer and go into production during the third quarter of this year. The heavily-updated Durango will be hitting dealer showrooms soon after. Check back to MoparInsiders as we will continue to share the latest 2021 Dodge Durango information, as information breaks.