Dodge Expanding “Blacktop Package” to Seven-Passenger Models

Dodge Expanding “Blacktop Package” to Seven-Passenger Models

Dodge is bringing a touch of style to the seven-passenger vehicles in its lineup. Starting a little later this year Grand Caravan, Durango and Journey buyers will have the option of ordering a unique “Blacktop” package on these vehicles, which adds a healthy dose of design flair without breaking the bank.

This special-edition trim has proven to be a popular option on Dodge’s passenger cars including the Challenger, Charger and Avenger, which is why the brand is making it available on the family-friendly vehicles in its showroom.

Some of the appearance enhancements in the Blacktop package include special, gloss-black wheels, exclusive paint colors and unique grilles with matching surrounds. Altogether the company says these changes are “sinister looking,” but you can judge for yourself.

2013-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-Blacktop-02.jpgBlacktop upgrades will be offered on the Grand Caravan SXT model and will set customers back $595. Aside from exterior changes, the van’s innards get some enhancements as well. These include an all black interior, contrasting silver stitching on the cloth seats and more. Look for Blacktop-equipped Grand Caravans at Dodge dealers in the second-quarter of the year.

Durango SUV buyers are offered similar enhancements. The Blacktop package is available on Rallye and R/T models, and again stickers for a little less than 600 bucks. It should arrive at Dodge stores shortly.

2013-Dodge-Journey-Blacktop-01.jpgLast but not least, the Journey hasn’t been forgotten. This versatile crossover is offered in wide variety of flavors. Buyers can choose between four-cylinder power and a muscular, smooth-running Pentastar V6. Front- or all-wheel drive are also on the menu, as is five- and seven-passenger seating. As for the Blacktop package, it’s offered on the value-focused Journey SXT. Upgrades include 19-inch wheels and lots gloss-black, from the headlamp bezels to the lower fascia to the side-view mirrors. Chrysler’s Uconnect system is also included in the $995 package. Blacktop-edition Dodge Journeys will be available starting in the second quarter of 2013.

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