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The Dallas Auto Show will be the locale where Dodge officially unveils its refreshed 2007 Durango (shown) today, as well as the hybrid version that DaimlerChrysler is readying for the 2008 model year.

The 2007 Durango features revamped cosmetic bits on the body as well as ten new available features, like Electronic Stability Control and rear park assist. Dodge is no doubt hoping that the new face and features will help reverse a sales slide that's currently about 40-percent off the mark. The new engine will also be E85 compatible.

The 2008 hybrid and its 5.7L HEMI V8, developed as part of a partnership with General Motors and BMW, is expected to be about 25-percent more fuel efficient than its gas guzzling counterpart.

We'll have more official pics and Dodge's full press release as they're made available.

[Source: Automotive News]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      The durango still sucks, even though they improved the look (barely). Don't diss the Tahoe and Yukon, though. The Tahoe and the Yukon look amazing, though. They took care to include all of the power and towing you need, and matched it with incredible styling and refinement. On top of that they have segment-leading fuel economy, and the new hybrid system will push fuel economy into small-car territory, perhaps 30 mpg! Eat that you tree-huggers!
      • 9 Years Ago
      No more bland than the new Tahoe or Yukon. And without the goofy looking oversized head lamps.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I quite agree with the Cowboy.

      Also, it's still ugly.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This shows the compairison between current and new design.
      As for hybrid durango and people who snap back with diesel. My answer is diesel (MB 3.0L crd from grand cherokee)+ hybrid.
      That way we can get diesel fuel mileage on the highway and hybrid mileage in town. Plus for towing, both diesel and electric motors provide lots of torque.
      MB 3.0L crd= 376 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Will it still look like a 80's 4X4 Caravan or are they returning to the truck look?
      • 9 Years Ago
      It's a huge improvement over the old styling but still kind of blah.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Anyone seen the Dodge Nitro concept?
      Yeah. This looks way to much like that, and I've heard way to little about that concept hitting the assembly lines, like it was supposed to.
      Dodge... why? Looks much too much like your SUV concept, which it seems has been axed.
      Yes, perhaps there wasn't a big market for a 'compact SUV'. But please don't plaster the bland front end of that onto such a beautiful vehicle! At least produce the Durango 'Dude' before defacing such an amazing looking SUV.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The hybrid version is a smart move by DC. That said, so too is refreshing that once ugly front. The first Durango was a good looking Truck. The second was less appealing.

      • 9 Years Ago
      There's a few things wrong with the nose. The front is too pinched and drawn. It almost looks like the clip from a smaller vehicle was stuck on. I appreciate the aerodynamic need to shape as a bullet, but, there's something clumsy in the double bulge of the bumper and then the fenders. The irregular wave reflection of the nicely chrome surrounded grill in the plastic bumper is a shame. The greyish color of the plastic used in the bumper insert and the spoiler are just low end. It's in the details, and these designers didn't do their work.
      • 9 Years Ago
      DIESEL!!! IDIOTS!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The current Durango is a good large SUV with "questionable" styling. Based on these shots the revisions are a significant improvement. They needed to take some of the curves out. From the front it doesn't look as bland as the Aspen. It suspect that adding the Aspen let them take the Durango in a more masculine direction, though a verdict will have to await shots from additional angles.

      My review of the current "full-term" Durango: http://www.epinions.com/content_119161589380
      • 9 Years Ago
      I just input Chrysler's April rebates. Rebate on the 2006 Durango, including bonus cash, went from $3,000 to $5,000. And to think that they supposedly priced it in 2004 to sell with little to nothing in the way of incentives.

      Other Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep SUVs and minivans also received $1,000 to $2,000 bumps. Toyota raised rebates by a few hundred on some models. Others are probably doing the same.

      It's going to be a crazy summer. Expect huge rebates.
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