Dodge finds its name among those few who have been on the bleeding edge of substantial limit automobiles for a fair number of years. Since its 2008 inception, its name has undergone developments of titanic proportions and with the looks of it, its uncontested reputation and hold in the SUV market is likely to continue with its 2018 Dodge Journey. This new model seems to be bundled with lots of new moments, much like all of its impeccable earlier models.
Many experts believe that this 2018 Dodge Journey facelift will set new heights in this competitive automobile industry. Upsurge in its expectations is seen with every passing phase and with all its adversaries pulling up their sleeves and coming up with innovative models of their own, the competition in the 2018 market is one to watch out for. Though sufficient information is still not available in any medium, via some leaked images of its testing, a few of its stunning new characteristics got revealed. Here’s a look at some of them.
2018 Dodge Journey: Improvements and Redesign Changes
Much of its specs are still hush-hush, but there are speculations of a brand new platform, upgraded power suspensions and also a robust design. The production of the 2018 Dodge Journey is still under process but owing to some reliable sources, it is believed that the power efficiency and fuel economy might get improved.
The main aim of its automakers is to make it a high-performance vehicle and for that usage of durable and lightweight materials such as plastic and aluminum is done. The car is likely to shred some pound, be better in handling and maneuverability and also gain rapidity.
Inclusion of new LED front and rear lights with the latest LED lighting systems will be seen. New bumpers and also fog lights are also expected to be included. For boosting up their sales, the manufacturers are also trying to give more color schemes and sharp designs to their new model. The fascia looks aggressive and with the inclusion of new grille, it appears to be stunning. Its base wheel dimension and size will remain unchanged.
The 2018 Journey SUV will offer more comfort and more luxury. The cabin will offer more space for legs and head space too. The back too offers ample cargo space. Some dramatic alterations include incorporation of a new LDC touchscreen and a modified dashboard with a new keypad. There will be ample space in between the seats. The two-row seat dimension will accommodate five to six people. A new infotainment system, an upgraded cruise system, and a uniform cabin cooling system will also be seen in this new model. Leaving aside its new inclusions, this model will also retain most of its base features.
Engine Options and Fuel Economy
As for the powertrain, rumors hold that it could host a 2.4-liter 4 cylinder engine. There could be the inclusion of a couple of petrol engines having the capacity of producing about 173 HP of power. Fuel consumption is expected to remain low like its previous models. Another engine option which could be seen in this new model is a 3.6-liter V6 unit. These will collectively generate 283 HP of power and 265 lb-ft of torque. It might be equipped with a six-speed auto transmission.
Rumors state that the fuel economy on an average will be around 20 mpg. Its acceleration reading would be 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds. However, the complete specs are still unknown, and one would just have to wait and watch.
Estimated Price and Arrival
The 2018 Dodge Journey will become available in late 2018, though no such confirmation has been given. As for the price, it could be somewhere between $23,000 and $31,000.