Having been around for six years, the third-generation Durango did not exactly have a stellar sales record, which is the main reason why the nameplate was on a hiatus. However, the new and pending re-launch just might be what the doctor ordered. And an updated interior is a nice touch as well. Still, let us see just what kind of goodies Dodge has for us once the Durango Shaker comes into play.
Dodge Durango Shaker Release date
Since this is a concept, there is absolutely no way of knowing when it might hit the road.
This is a mystery as well.
Exterior of Durango Shaker
From the outside, the Dodge Durango Shaker is going to differ quite a lot from the standard model. It will look a lot more aggressive and its honeycomb open grille complete with the redesigned lower bumper is going to make a few heads spin.
If that does not work, maybe the honeycomb central intake and the huge splitter will do the trick. The engine hood has also seen some work done to it. For one, Satin Black color is a great choice and is bound to be a huge hit.
It will give some class to the already aggressive-looking vehicle, as will the black 22-inch Mopar wheels with custom fender flares. There is more to the rear, such as the new bumper and a diffuser of sorts.
There is also a pair of chromed exhaust outlets. With distinctive head- and taillights, this bad boy is not the one to mess with!
On the inside, Dodge has some of its best and finest lining the interior. For one, there are distinctive seats borrowed from the Viper series, across the board! That means all three rows.
Although, it is hard to imagine being able to fit seven people inside with these new seats. Dodge hasn’t exactly been forthcoming with this intelligence, but it is safe to assume the new Shaker is going to be a 6-seater.
Still, with the seats that are this good, who is even going to notice this? Everybody will be too dazed by iys Katzkin leather and blue stiching to even look past the number of seats! The matching accents can be found all over the central console as well as the dashboard.
Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing what kind of powertrain can be found beneath the Durango’s hood. Still, it is not likely that the Hellcat is making a comeback so this is a rather disappointing development.
In any event, we can expect something along the line of a 6.4 L V-8, or an upgraded version. This should translate into roughly 485 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. What this also means is that the new Durango Shaker is going to be able to hit 60 mph in under 6 seconds.
The top speed is going to be roughly 130 mph but don’t hold us on that. Finally, the transmission is going to be the same old 8-speed automatic we all know and some of us even love.