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Durango squad: it’s official

by David Zatz on

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As far back as July 2011, Allpar predicted the coming of the Dodge Durango special service vehicle. Norm Layton found and photographed a Durango squad at the Los Angeles police car tests, and in August 2011, Marc Rozman snapped one set up as a fire and rescue vehicle at the Safe Families Expo.

Dodge officially announced and opened ordering for the Durango Special Service. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2012. The announcement creates a full range of range of fleet sedan, SUV, and truck options to law enforcement and government agencies, with the recent addition of the Ram Special Service pickup.

“The standard Durango has several class-leading attributes, such as power, towing and a driving range of more than 550 miles, so it is a natural to become a great utility tool for law enforcement and general fleet customers,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand. It carries all of the SUV’s class-leading utility, such as available 7,400-pound towing capacity, and optional 360 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. Available in rear- or all-wheel drive, the Dodge Durango Special Service adds a heavy-duty brake package, heavy-duty battery, larger-output 220-amp alternator and heavy-duty water pump and engine oil cooler. A 5-year/100,000-mile transferrable powertrain warranty is standard.

Dodge Durango Special Service also adds a customizable rear cargo area with under-floor storage compartments and additional storage in the side compartments, a revised interior dome lamp and headliner, spot lamp wiring prep, and the deletion of the third row of seats for more cargo capacity (the second row still has separate air conditioning and heat controls).

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For more details and photos, see our Dodge Durango Special Service Vehicle page.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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