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New Dodge SUV drawings revealed

by Bill Cawthon on

On file at the United States Patent Office are these drawings that look to be the upcoming replacement for the Dodge Durango, which may wear the Magnum badge when it appears for the 2012 model year. Although the patent was granted in late January 2010, the drawings were actually filed in April 2009.

To see renderings based on these drawings, which provide a more complete picture of what the vehicle would really look like, see our 2012 Dodge Durango / 7 Passenger CUV page

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As you can see from the drawings, the new SUV will won’t be sleek and low like the discontinued station wagon. but it will be smaller than the nearly full-size Durango. It will share a platform with the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. For more in-depth information, visit Allpar’s 2012 Durango page.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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