Dodge is claiming to have the perfect solution for any family, combining the functionality of a minivan, the capability of an SUV and the overall efficiency of a passenger car.
Right sized crossover
The all new Dodge Journey is set to make it global debut at the upcoming 2007 Frankfurt International Motor Show this September. Dodge's latest model will be available early 2008 in the USA and mid 2008 in European showrooms. It is based on the global D-segment platform, like the new Avenger but measures in at 2890 mm (124 mm more than the Avenger) in order to accommodate the 5+2 seating arrangement.
Dodge is claiming to have the perfect solution for any family combining the functionality of a minivan, the capability of an SUV and the overall efficiency of a passenger car. “The all-new Dodge Journey gives our customers the entire package,” said Michael Manley. Of course Chrysler's Stow 'n Go system can be found in the crossover, making optimal use of the available space below seats.
Four engines will be available: a fuel efficient 2.4 liter four-cylinder World Engine (173 hp), an E85 capable Flexible Fuel Vehicle 2.7 liter V6 (186 hp), a 3.5 liter V6 with 6-speed automatic with AWD (235 hp) in North America, and a 2.0 liter turbo diesel (140 hp) for markets other than North America. The regular safety features like air-bags on all sides, ABS brakes and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) will be standard on the Journey, optional for the US is the back-up camera and AWD system.
We expect pricing to be announced closer to its showroom launch date.