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Durango, Family Vehicle with the Right Attitude

ROTIMI ASHER

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he amazing Dodge Durango has gone through massive transformations and is now back with the best technology that makes it one of the finest family vehicles ever.

2016-durango-md-rt-exhaustWith its 2016 model, Dodge Durango is better equipped to become the most advanced Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in its class. Introduced for the first time in1997, it rejuvenated as a truck-based Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in 2004. But eight years after, Durango manufacturers has totally transformed it into a classy road executive vehicle, still in its stand out size.

The Dodge Durango’s current model, which is already in making the difference in Nigeria showrooms, stormed the market with striking mechanical innovations which makes it more attractive with remarkable upscale design. The new Dodge Durango has brought incredible class and eye-catching features which gives it the ideal family vehicle quality that customers with good taste for matured vehicles are sure to soon sort after.

What has startlingly changed about this seven-seater SUV is that the new Durango now offers three rows of seating, with the second and third rows enormously more spacious than any other family vehicle.

2016-Dodge-Durango-seatsThe Dodge Durango is stylishly equipped with an 8.4 Uconnect, featuring a Class-Exclusive 8.4-inch touchscreen, along with available a touch of class Uconnect Access. To give every boarder, including rear passengers, a rewarding happy experience, all a driver of the new Dodge Durango needs to do is pop in an available Blue-ray disc for backseat passengers with the available Class-exclusive 9-inch dual-screen Blue-ray and DVD Entertainment System with High-Definition Media Interface. The passengers can’t avoid to request.

Also as standard in Durango is what the maker terms “Keyless enter-n-go entry” as well as the standard steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, this gives its driver a complete control of the eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new Durango SUV is truly repackaged to fit into modern day road executive wheeler, with more impressive features as a class-exclusive LED racetrack tail lamp that consists of 192 individual LEDs blended to form one seamless ribbon of glowing red light. When on the road, projector headlamps with available LED daytime running lamps lights up the road like a red carpet.

2016-Dodge-Durango-RT-interior-02A well blended auto-leveling technology adjusts the headlamp beams to create slight changes in road surface elevation to give more visibility to what is coming. The new Durango SUV also has  Automatic High-Beam Control Headlamps switch from high- to low-beams and back again when oncoming light is sensed, while available low-beam 3headlamps enhance nighttime visibility.

The Citadel trim matches effectively with the larger alloy wheels, dual exhaust, which raises the V6’s output by two horsepower, and a corresponding Napa leather upholstery.

Accompanying this powerful Durango SUV is also: a power sunroof and standard navigation facilities. The performance-oriented R/T trim comes with a 360-horsepower V8 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, ventilated front seats, and perforated leather upholstery.

A major standard feature for the Dodge Durango is the 18” aluminum wheels, with optional 20” wheels; fog lights, optional integrated roof rail crossbars as well as shinny heated side mirrors. With over 60 safety and security features, the new Dodge Durango is a trusted bodyguard that’s always on duty.

Some other strategic features include the adaptive cruise control with stop function, forward collision warning with active brake assist, electronic stability control and an optional blind spot monitoring; with Parkview Rear-Backup camera and park assist stop function.

In a statement last week, the Nigeria franchise dealer for Dodge brand, Weststar Associates, listed available options for the vehicle as Dodge Durango Citadel and R/T.

“All maintenance and parts replacement services are offered at our authorized workshops.” The statement said.

Over the years, the Dodge Durango has been known for its confident handling and composed, comfortable ride. It is now more refined to marshal the highway, even at any time.

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