Dodge Durango’s future is being outlined by rumors which are rampant. Therefore, the SUV is heading toward extinction. So there is an unverified report which suggests it may return for a fourth-generation as a body-one-frame model that is aimed specifically for the Chevrolet Tahoe.
Current-Generation Dodge Model to Retire
The current-generation model will retire at the end of the 2023 model year. It does seem to be a date that most reports do agree upon. In fact, the successor will reportedly be supposed to enter production before the end of the 2023 calendar year. It would be on a model-specific version of the body-on-frame architecture. That would underpin Jeep’s Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models. In fact, the Durango could return to its roots. Moreover, the first two generations will feature a body-on-frame design.
Dodge Embracing a New Design
Therefore, there is a shift away from a unibody design. Moreover, it does make sense from various perspectives. In fact, it does allow Dodge parent company Stellantis then to reap the rewards of economies of scale. The towing capacity has always been one of the Durango’s is the biggest selling points. Moreover, it will provide a specific figure. Therefore it will give the Dodge a true alternative to the Tahoe. Then it will be presumably be positioned as more a mainstream model than the Wagoneer. Plus spreadhead Jeep’s higher-up expansion.
Introduced the Jeep is one of the next Durango’s available engines. It will reportedly be a turbocharged, 3.0-liter straight-six. Then the plug-in hybrid system should be available as well. Yet there is no word on whether the V8 is going to make a comeback. Moreover, we do know one does fit. However, it goes into the Wagoneer. In fact, there is no reason to assume it wouldn’t be able to go into the Durango. Therefore, we don’t know if Dodge is really going to offer it.