• May 11, 2010
The next-generation Dodge (or is that Ram?) Durango (or is that Magnum?) has been spotted yet again now wearing much less camouflage than ever before. Aside from front and rear fascia covers, the vehicles are down to just BMW-style swirly wraps.
What is apparent is that the new unibody crossover has adopted a much sleeker look than the previous-generation model. The front end looks like it has been lifted straight off the current Ram pickups and the rest of the body has much more car-like proportions.

In terms of size, the new vehicle looks to be about on par with General Motors' Lambda CUVs (Traverse, Enclave, Acadia). The new Chrysler CUV shares its platform with the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and will almost certainly get the Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 and possibly a 5.7-liter Hemi V8.

[Source: Left Lane News]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder what it will end up being called.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I LOVE the boldness and aggressiveness of the RAM. I'd love to see it on other vehicles..
        • 4 Years Ago
        Frank, that is correct, but those companies also make quality cars. While Chrysler doesn't make quality anything...

        Those companies also aren't hedging their bets that a big gas guzzler will save them from Chapter 7...all while the price of crude continues to rise...

        God, this should be good!

        • 4 Years Ago
        I see neither bold nor aggressive. I do see "fat pig". Oh joy, another massive SUV. So thrilling!
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's a CUV, and it's no more massive than the Lexus that Consumer Reports just dissed in their tests. It's less massive than a Nissan Armada and a Toyota Sequoia. Are you going to call them "fat pigs" too?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ram Magnum? Ram Durango? Sounds unnatural.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @De,

        add the 'XL'. then it sounds like a Trojan product.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Seriously,

        Ram Magnum sounds like a Trojan product, not a Chrysler/Fiat product.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ramagnum.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll keep this short and sweet...

      gross.

      --RS
        • 4 Years Ago
        Righttttt... Cause you can tell exactly what this vehicle will look like with all the camouflage and cover and all. As I said... Righttttt...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its the Dodge Mangun
      • 4 Years Ago
      NOOOOO. Not that Ram grille.

      Please. Dodges need to distinguish themselves from that truck brand.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dodges need to distinguish themselves from everything in the recent past. If they can make headway with Fiat at the controls, more power to them.
        I was never really a Dodge fan... not ever really liking anything they've put out over the years... but I'd hate to see an American company with a rich heritage go down the tubes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think I'm gonna like this 3rd Gen even as a unibody. I currently own a 1st gen and I hate the way the '04 to current look.

      The V6 will actually have more hp than my 5.9L but not as much torque. If I got another one, I don't know if I'd get a V8. I wonder what the towing capacity will be now that it's unibody.

      I can't wait to see the final specs for the Grand Cherokee.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Considering that the older, much smaller, unibody WJ Jeep Grand Cherokee (1999-2004) was rated for 7500lbs towing with the 4.7L V8, and the much much older, and smaller still, unibody XJ Jeep Cherokee was rated at 5000lbs with the 4.0L I6, I imagine (and hope) that a unibody "Durango" would have similar ratings for its 6cyl and 8cyl versions.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I bet towing is one of the big selling points of this new SUV, rear wheel drive and powerful engines in the mix assure that. Probably will be the best looking and most capable 7 passenger SUV out there when it debuts. Hope they come out with a "Super Magnum" version to scare other SUV's off the road. A nasty flat black one with huge matching wheels, a big honking HEMI with advanced all wheel drive, a weather proof designer interior and better gas mileage than a Sequoia or Armada.

        Wanna bet Herr Bernhard had something to do with this vehicle and the coming new rear wheel drive cars? The new 300 looks like a more attractive big Mercedes except with 1956 Chrysler looking tailights. The macho new retro Charger will be so much fun to drive, rocking these new Pentastar engines with rear wheel drive that Dad may put his foot down on what kind of family car replaces the boring and effeminate Japanese/Korean sedan/crossover now in the driveway.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i meant 3.6 lol. sorry for the typo
      • 4 Years Ago
      Isn't "Ram" just for pickups while "Dodge" will be used for cars, CUVs, SUVs, and vans?
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