Dodge Durango for Police, Fire to Begin Production in Detroit


The 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service model for fire and police will soon join the Dodge Charger Pursuit sedan and Ram 1500 Special Service truck currently available to government fleet customers. It will be built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, with production expected to begin by the end of the year.

“The 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service model is a state-of-the-art resource for fleet customers,” says Peter Grady, vice president of network development and fleet operations at Chrysler Group. “It’s been specifically designed for the demands and rigors of fleet duty.”

Designed specifically for police, fire, and general fleet customers, the Durango comes with a new standard eight-speed transmission, improved fuel economy of up to 25 miles per gallon, a driving range of more than 600 miles, and the ability to tow up to 7,400 pounds.

In addition to standard features, the Special Service model features additional components designed for the rigors of daily fleet use — a heavy-duty brake package, a heavy-duty battery, a larger-output 220-amp alternator, a heavy-duty water pump and engine oil cooler, and a load leveling suspension.

Special Service models offer customers more than 60 safety and security features, including standard electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, hill-start assist, and standard trailer-sway control to enhance off-road and towing capabilities, rain brake support, and ready alert braking. Other standard safety and security features include front-row active head restraints, and seat-mounted and side-curtain air bags in the front row. The side-curtain air bag extends protection to second-row passengers.