Dodge adds Durango to Police Services choices
Addition offers option for police services in rural areas, variable climatesJoe Duarte
Published: May 12, 2018, 2:30 AM
Updated: May 15, 2018, 2:33 AM
Dodge is taking law enforcement to another level, with a new Pursuit version of the Dodge Durango mid-sized sport utility.
“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,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) North America. “The Dodge Durango is already known as the Charger of SUVs, so it is only natural that the new Durango Pursuit complements the Charger Pursuit in police fleets across the country.”
Power is generated by the 5.7-litre Hemi V-8, using an 8-speed automatic transmission to send 360 hp to all four wheels. The combination is already used by the Dodge Charger Pursuit police car that has become the most widely employed police car in the US.
The difference is a 2-speed transfer case that grants the Durango Pursuit low-range off-road capability (aided by 2,057 mm of ground clearance) unavailable to the Charger Pursuit. Because of its increased bulk, the Durango Pursuit also has more robust heavy-duty anti-lock brakes, which help the vehicle stop to a standstill from 100 km/h in about 41 metres.
The driver’s seat is 8-way adjustable to allow drivers of different heights to tailor a proper driving position, while tri-zone climate control allows comfortable temperature setting for all occupants, including police K-9 personnel.
Features such as 220-amp alternator, 800 cold-cranking-amp battery, a heavy-duty oil cooler and water pump, and wiring prep package for spot lamps aid in properly outfitting the vehicle for active duty.
Police services can order the Durango Pursuit vehicle for a limited time. More information is available at (800) 999-3533.