2012′s Dodge Durango is getting a once over from the police, though not the same kind an OWS protester receives (too soon?) – Durango SUV isn’t only going to be pulling over intoxicated teens on Friday nights.
Various “Special Service” models will be available, including police intercepters and emergency EMT / firefighter trucks. This is the second such redesign of a Dodge vehicle, Dodge Charger Pursuit police car was introduced back in 2011.
“The Dodge Durango Special Service SUV is designed to handle the rigors of everyday use by police and fire departments,” the company stated in a press release.
Law enforcement and other first responder versions of Durango will include a powerful Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 or optional Dodge Charger Pursuit 5.7-liter HEMI V8. Top tow capacity is 7400-lbs, along with a 550-mile drive range.
Chrysler has already began taking orders for Durango Special Service from law enforcement, fire departments, and other fleets.
“We’re incredibly excited to add the Dodge Durango Special Service to our lineup of law enforcement vehicles,” added Peter Grady, VP of network development and fleet operations.
Source: Detroit Free Press