2016 Durango debuts in Nigeria with notable features
The all new 2016 Dodge Durango has debuted in Nigeria with latest innovations, including power for fuel efficiency and a more spacious seven-seat.
The brand’s dealer in Nigeria, Weststar Associates Limited said in Lagos that the Sport Utility Vehicle has been equipped with lush detailing externally and internally and possesses sufficient best-in-class features to keep passengers basking.
According to the organisation, with a 24.6-gallon fuel tank and up to 27 highway mpg+ on V6 engine-equipped models, users can go more than 600 miles plus without stopping to fill up.
The vehicles comes with an eight speed automatic transmission powered by a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine or an available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine to give the car the iconic characteristics of a Dodge muscle car.
The Engine Stop/Start (ESS) technology is now standard for all models; it helps to improve fuel efficiency by shutting off the engine when the vehicle comes to a complete stop.
However, amenities including radio, gauges, heating or air conditioning, etc. continue to operate, making engine shutoff seamless for the driver as the ESS is activated automatically although a system disable switch is located on the dash if the operator wishes to suspend the feature. The engine automatically restarts when the driver releases the brake, thus, allowing smooth acceleration.
The fierce split-cross hair grille with dark or bright accents is a major highlight of the Dodge Durango’s exterior. Striking projector headlamps with embossed Dodge logo, projector fog lamps and available LED daytime running lights informs other road users of its grand presence while the full-width LED race track tail lamps reminds others why Dodge is always a step ahead. There is a wide variety of colors, wheels to choose from and optional bright tip exhaust pipes for a classy rear view.
Similarly, multiple safety and security features are available to offer maximum passenger protection. Key features include Parkview® Rear Backup Camera, Parksense® Rear Park Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Electronic Stability Control, Ready Alert Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Brake Support System and Rain Sensing Wipers.
The Durango exudes luxury with its plush interiors and comfortable seating which include fold-flat front-passenger seats, 60/40 split-fold-flat second-row reclining bench seat with integrated padded center armrest and cup holders, and 50/50 split-folding third-row seats to encourage re-adjustments for extra cargo.
A standard seven inch reconfigurable digital cluster and an 8.4 inch Uconnect® screen are available for communication, navigation and entertainment. Passengers can also enjoy a wonderful audio experience with the BeatsTM system which includes an additional 50 watts of power per channel, nine premium speakers, a 506-watt amplifier and a subwoofer.
The available Blu-rayTM/DVD system boasts two nine-inch screens and High-Definition Multimedia Interfaces (HDMI) for the rear seats while the HDMI /USB ports let passengers tap into the entertainment system and use each screen independently of each other.