Dodge just announced its 2014 Durango Special Service SUV, which will compete directly with the Ford Police Interceptor SUV and Chevrolet Tahoe PPV.
The company just announced its Durango Special Service SUV, which is designed for police, fire and “general fleet customers.” Like other special service vehicles meant for law enforcement, it features a host of “heavy-duty components” meant to improve durability. The beefed up component list includes a tougher battery and brakes, a larger-output alternator, heavy-duty water pump and engine cooler as well as a load leveling suspension.
Like its civilian-focused sibling, the special service Durango uses an eight-speed automatic for an advertised 15 percent improvement in fuel economy.
Other available options include a skid plate for all-wheel drive models and technological convenience features like a backup camera. The tougher package can be powered by either a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or 5.7-liter Hemi V8.
Chrysler didn’t say when the vehicle will be available, but it will become the third currently-available special service vehicle from the brand, joining the Dodge Charger Pursuit and Ram 1500 Special Service.