Dodge brand took the occasion of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show to reveal new appearance packages for the 2016 Dodge Durango full-size SUV. Shown at the show for the first time were two new packages that will available for order starting in February for delivery this spring – the Brass Monkey for the Durango Limited model and the Anodized Platinum for the top-trim Citadel model.
The Anodized Platinum is new for the Dodge brand, but the Brass Monkey has appeared before, available on the 2015 Charger and Challenger SRT models.
“The Dodge Durango is the Charger of the full-size SUV segment; there’s not another seven-passenger, rear-wheel-drive based SUV like it on the road,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “We see a great response when we give our Dodge and SRT customers the opportunity to make their vehicles unique, so offering new custom exterior options is just one way we plan to continue to keep building on Durango’s success.”
The Brass Monkey appearance package is available on the Durango Limited model in both RWD and AWD configurations. It features 20-inch Burnished Bronze aluminum wheels, a Gloss Black grille and exterior badge, and a monochromatic exterior. Durango Limited’s Brass Monkey appearance package has a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $995.
The 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel model will offer a new Anodized Platinum appearance package that adds new 20-inch Satin Carbon aluminum wheels and Platinum grille, exterior mirror caps, fog lamp bezels, exterior badge, door handles and lower sills. The Citadel’s Anodized Platinum appearance package has a U.S. MSRP of $1,095.
In addition to the Brass Monkey appearance package on the Durango Limited, Dodge is also offering a Blacktop Appearance Group (MSRP $1,590) and a Rallye Appearance Group (MSRP $1,295) for 2016.
The Blacktop package includes 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Gloss Black 15-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with P265/50R20 All-season ties, Black Headlamp Bezels, Body-Color Front and Rear Fascia, Body-Color Shark Fin Antenna and Sill Molding, Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips, Durango Gloss Black Badges, Gloss Black Exterior Mirrors, and Gloss Black Grille.
The Rallye appearance package features 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Hyper Black Aluminum Wheels with P265/50R20 All-season tires, Black Headlamp Bezels, Body-Color / Accent Color Grille, Body-Color Front and Rear Fascia, Body-Color Shark Fin and Sill Molding, Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips and LED Daytime Running Headlamps.
The 2016 Dodge Durango full-size three-row SUV seats seven and, for 2016, continues to deliver customization and features across the five-trim levels that Durango customers love, says Dodge. Some of those features of note include the the segment-exclusive Radar Red Nappa leather seats available on the R/T model and a BeatsAudio nine-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer and a 506-watt amplifier. This BeatsAudio premium audio system is offered on the Durango Limited, R/T and Citadel.
The Dodge Durango Limited and Citadel are powered by the Pentastar 3.6L V6 engine delivering 295 horsepower with 260 lb.-ft. 0f torque mated to a Torqueflite 8-speed automatic transmission. Durango Limited and Citadel equipped with the V6 can tow up to 6,200 pounds and have a driving range of over 600 miles.
The 2016 Dodge Durango Limited has an MSRP of $36,995 for the FWD version. The Durango Citadel MSRP for the FWD is $41,295. AWD is available on each for another $2,600. For those wanting a bit more horsepower under the hood, the legendary 5.7L HEMI V8 (360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque) is available on the AWD model of the Citadel for $3,995.