The 2024 Dodge Durango was previously said to be discontinued, but it seems that the company won’t continue with its original plan. They are going to redesign the SUV for the upcoming 2024 model. The current Durango has been around since 2011, and it just got the newest updates back in 2021, which means that the overall construction isn’t too bad. Durango may indeed have harsh competition with the others, but Durango should be able to deliver the best outcome.
2024 Dodge Durango Concept
With the updates happening to the future Dodge Durango, it’s expected that the ride will deliver promising outcomes. There is a sense of ongoing rivalry between the Cherokees and the Durango, mainly because they come with a similar unibody architecture. The regular Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are somewhat the more popular ones, known as the performance rides. Since Jeep moved to the Stellantis platform (for the Cherokees), the move has instead deepened the connection. Jeep may be the more popular option, but Durango has impressive sales. This is one of the reasons why Durango won’t be discontinued.
The concept with exterior appearance and interior cabin is still shady. Still, if Durango gets the promised updates, then you can expect significant improvements on both the house and the exterior design. Features should improve while safety driving technologies would also be affected.
Upcoming Production Plan
For now, the Cherokees and Durango are being constructed at the Jefferson North manufacturing plant in Detroit. However, because there is a super high demand for the Cherokee, the manufacturing plant struggles with global production. This is the main reason why the output of Durango is moved to the Warren Truck manufacturing plant in Warren, Michigan. The Warren plant is the place where Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer are manufactured. Moreover, Durango isn’t using the unibody frame anymore (they switch to body-on-frame construction, like Wagoneer), which makes all the moves logical.
Improvements and Performance
The idea to change frames should improve the overall performance of the 2024 Dodge Durango, and it should include the towing ability. The current one can accommodate 8,700 pounds, while Wagoneer can deal with 10,000 pounds. That’s why Durango is expected to get a similar boost and strength.
The updates happening in 2021 have brought a lot of improvement to Durango. The tech is improving. A new instrument panel that is easy to access and operate is available. A new engine, as well as a new front bumper, would improve the overall performance of the SUV. It’s unclear about the detailed vehicle specs, but the 2024 model would be better and higher in version. Many people expect that powertrains would be the parts undergoing redesigned work. It would be even better if it could run on an inline six-cylinder GMET6 unit with a 3.0-liter capacity. This is the kind of arrangement used in Wagoneer’s PHEV version. If this is the case, Durango may be coming with the PHEV version too.
2024 Dodge Durango for Sale
The Durango is planned to produce close to the end of 2023, so it should be ready for the 2024 model. The current Durango (with the unibody frame) is $35,500. The price may increase, although there is no information about the official price tag. The 2024 model should have a body on the frame, which helps with the overall costs. Some of the strong rivals of Durango would include Jeep Wagoneer, Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition, and Chevy Tahoe. We should know more about the 2024 Dodge Durango once further details are available.