• May 13, 2010
2012 Dodge Durango (Magnum) renderings – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chrysler may be working hard to get its new crop of Fiat-infused small car offerings to market, but we must not forget that a great bulk of the automaker's sales will be made up of crossovers and SUVs, spearheaded by vehicles like the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the upcoming Dodge Durango replacement (possibly called Magnum) in 2012. We've seen spy shots and patent filings of the reworked Dodge crossover, but Cheers and Gears forum member Andrew Currie has spent some time creating renderings of what the all-new CUV could look like. Very believable, if we do say so ourselves.

Details are still slim about the next-generation Durango-Magnum, but one thing's for sure – it's going to look a whole lot better than the aging Durango that currently sits on dealer lots. And if Chrysler can make good on its promise to offer better interior refinement, the new CUV should be a worthy competitor for GM's Lambda quadruplets and the upcoming new Ford Explorer. Still, we'll have to wait and see what Chrysler has in store, and we won't be surprised if the production model makes its debut later this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, or even early next year in Detroit.



[Source: Cheers and Gears]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      first, that is some awful AWFUL photoshopping, I'm not a professional or even minorly skilled at photoshop, but that is...just terrible (look at the headlights...cmon people)

      second it looks like a dodge truck had sex with a 2005-2009 Jeep Cherokee
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very butch looking.
      • 4 Years Ago
      definitely looks a lot better than the current and previous models of the Durango.... but now it reminds me of the new 4Runner.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This new Magnum will put quite a dent in the Chevy Tahoe/Expedition trade as well as the fwd Traverse/Explorer. Ford's turbo 4 cylinder Explorer is a recipe for major failure, it will suck worse than the dying Flex. Low end torque and rear wheel drive will carry the day, Tahoe drivers will love this almost all new Dodge.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that big girl gots hips.... i like
      • 4 Years Ago
      As a owner of the the 1gen Durango (with nice set of 22's filling out the wheel wells), I gotta say I like it alot. If they had put this on the market 5 years ago, I would have bought it no question.

      But also being the owner of a current 4700 lbs, 13 mpg city, 20 mpg hwy relic of a bygone era SUV, I gotta add that having something lighter for the trip up to Whistler might suit my needs better than a updated version of a SUV from ChryCo's past.

      They need to look to the future. And as nice as it is, this ain't it. People are downsizing, like it or not.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You do realize this is a CUV, not an SUV like your 1st gen Durango, right? It will be lighter and get better gas mileage, especially with the new V6. Heck, even with just a new Hemi in your 1st gen Durango you would get better mileage than it's old 5.2/5.9 liter magnum engine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't care what anyone says, I like it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ebleyes
        While the crosshair grille may remain, I'm sure the logo will be replaced as Dodge and Ram having the same logo blurs brand identification.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That is quite slick!

        It would be nice if Dodge's new CUV looks 95% like this.....including the wheels (size & width). The wheels make everything else "POP!" Hate to see some ole 7.5"x17" on this.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, it looks great. My only criticism of the rendering is the grill, the emblem is extremely small and I'm still not a fan of the cross hairs motif.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have to say I agree. If it rolled out looking like that I could see trading in my Jeep GC in on that. Does it have a HEMI? Ok bad joke. /d
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thats one great car

      accessories for car
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not bad looking IMO. Yeah, it's kind of a Charger SUV but as long as it works, what's the problem? And as far as Chrysler making every car look the same, I gotta say, are you nuts? Not only do they NOT all look the same but, I'd wonder why you'd have a problem with that since it's certainly popular enough among the top European marques. BMW, MB, and Audi just to name a few, are examples of this in the extreme.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hummm......R/T in the future? hemi? twin turbo pentastar engine? come on....something with umf.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its not completely terrible. It has a good presence, but bloated. Aside from that, really, Chrysler is in desperate need of a new brand image.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow that's nice looking. If it is reliable, gets decent gas mileage, and has an up-to-date interior I would definitely own one with the Hemi it's supposed to get and not mind knowing I'm owning something by Dodge.
      • 4 Years Ago
      1000x better than the current abortion of a Durango.
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