Dodge, part of Auburn Hills-based FCA, is expanding its police vehicle lineup, adding a new Pursuit version of its Dodge Durango for 2018.
“Unofficial testing results at the Michigan State Police 2018 model-year vehicle evaluation event created such a stir among law enforcement agencies that we simply had to find a way to build this vehicle,” says Steve Beahm, head of passenger car brands at Dodge/SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America.
The 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit is powered by a 5.7L HEMI V-8, coupled with a full-time, active all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. This is the same powertrain combination most commonly deployed in the Dodge Charger Pursuit, the top-selling police sedan in the U.S. market.
The Durango Pursuit also offers a two-speed transfer case for true low-range off-road capability and incorporates larger, heavy-duty anti-lock brakes that deliver a 60-0 mile per hour (mph) stopping distance of 134 feet.
Other notable standard features of the 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit include: an eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel-drive-based drivetrain, best-in-class 7,200 lb. towing capability, class-exclusive, K-9 friendly tri-zone interior temperature control, an 800 cold cranking amp (CCA) battery.
The new 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit V-8 AWD is available for order for a limited time. For more information, law enforcement agencies should call (800) 999-3533.