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Old 01-29-2014, 10:45 PM
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Yep....3 rows....luxury with awesome off road ability. 8 speed tranny with 2 engines...5.7 and 6.4 hemi (I'm assuming not the srt 6.4...maybe the Dodge truck 6.4) it'll be durango size with GC summit plus luxury.
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GC Summit plus?

How about beyond unless plans change as of right NOW.

Crap I'm talking too much again.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:01 PM
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Yep....3 rows....luxury with awesome off road ability. 8 speed tranny with 2 engines...5.7 and 6.4 hemi (I'm assuming not the srt 6.4...maybe the Dodge truck 6.4) it'll be durango size with GC summit plus luxury.
I personally wouldn't be surprised to see it have 470 HP given that is what many competing vehicles will have, but I guess we will see. An excess of power, extreme luxury, fantastic off-road ability, and best of all, from an American-made Jeep. Even though it will probably look nothing like the original Grand Wagoneer, the new one will be accomplishing all of the same things the original did. Sounds awesome, and I will absolutely be buying one if this holds true!
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GC Summit plus?

How about beyond unless plans change as of right NOW.

Crap I'm talking too much again.
I'm told they will start at summit territory and add to that. What that means? I have no idea.
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I'm told they will start at summit territory and add to that. What that means? I have no idea.
I do. Teeeeehehehehehehehehehehe.
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I do. Teeeeehehehehehehehehehehe.
Such a tease....

Gotta say though since we have a WD, our next purchase will be a car. I'm very interested to see what happens with the Charger update, and admittedly even the 200 with the Pentastar and AWD has me thinking...
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Wow, that would be a bad idea.

On one hand, I already have my Durango, and it is exactly what I want, so I don't necessarily care.

As a critic of the business decision, however, I think it would be a bad call. Launching a car based Durango crossover does three things: 1. it kills the relatively successful (see Canada Sales) Dodge Journey, likely replacing it with a unit too big for that market, 2.) It kills the prospects for any meaningful volume of the planned Jeep Grand Wagoneer and 3. It drops Dodge right in the center of the competitive pig-pile of FWD based crossovers (Explorer, Highlander, Pilot, Acadia) - a battle which a Dodge vehicle will not win.

The Durango currently fills a niche not well addressed by the competition: I need 3 complete rows of space. I need AWD. I need to tow - no FWD car based architecture. If I were willing to concede on any of these points, then I would have been shopping for an Explorer, Highlander, Pilot or Acadia.

A better strategy would be to just drop the Durango and replace with a Jeep Grand Wagoneer. All it needs is the same 4WD options as the WK2 and Jeep styling. Done. I would have paid more for one.

This! Could not have said it better myself.
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I'm told they will start at summit territory and add to that. What that means? I have no idea.
Guess they're going for the Mercedes GL market. Almost bought one but couldn't stand the interface so if Jeep goes that route I'll be most interested specially if they have a diesel. I remember reading the very wealthy are buying the GC so I'd imagine this should sell well too. I know the GL was in great demand, selling all they could make when I was looking last year.

As for the Durango, I like it as is but I'm open to change. If changing the platform decreased it's towing capacity, good looks or cargo volume then I'd have to pass.
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