Dodge Journey first appearance in the auto world was in 2009, as a mid-size crossover sports utility vehicle. It is a product of Chrysler Group, a company which is behind the production of some amazing car designs and concepts. This model has undergone some facelift and the second generation was introduced in 2011. Its manufacturer has been developing this model, and a new 2016 Dodge Journey is likely to be released soon. This move is essential considering that there is fierce competition among the cars of its make. Sources indicate that this new coupe` will be built in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and it will be based on the CUSW platform which was use in redesigning Dodge Dart, 2015 Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee. This upcoming will be equipped with much more features than the previous model, which include new specs and renovated drive train. It is rumored that this model will be much bigger than the current model owing to solid grounds which the automaker has laid down and the advanced technology to be used in this building this model. Unofficial information claim that the 2016 Dodge Journey will act as the first model of the second generation, based on the fact that it is being built on a new platform which will be the underpinning of all its future generation models.
2016 Dodge Journey: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2016 Dodge Journey will be offered in the same five trims as its predecessors namely SE,SXT AWD, SXT, RT and RT AWD. The exterior specifications of this new model are said to be similar those of Chrysler 200. However, there are some outstanding differences between the two cars. This nee 2016 Dodge Journey is particularly made for the European market, thus its body is being made in a classy and a delicate European style. Its sleek exterior design will be attributed to use of good quality materials in addition to some minor improvements on its platform. The 2016 Dodge Journey is rumored to come with 19 inch aluminum wheels.
As far as its interior is concerned, there have been reports of a completely remodeled interior. Since it is categorized as a family car, one can expect to find increased passenger as well as cargo space. Furthermore, there are great expectations that its dash will be significantly modified by adding in a lot of new features essential to a family car. It will get high standard safety features. Other expected features include dual zone climate control, a storage bin and a satellite radio.
2016 Dodge Journey: Engine and Fuel Economy
2016 Dodge Journey will come with different engine options for different markets. For the U.S market, there will be a V6 3.6 liter unit produced by Pentastar, capable of generating p to 283 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. This engine is expected to be improved to generate more power. The second engine option is a 2.4 liter DOHC four cylinder unit generating 173 horsepower at 6,000 rmp and 166 lb-ft at 4,000 rmp. These two engines will utilize the automatic transmission with six speed. For the V6 engine, it will be offered with the four wheel drive mode, with a fuel economy of 16/19 city/highway.
2016 Dodge Journey: Price, Release Date and Competitors
2016 Dodge Journey is expected to be made available towards the end of 2015. Regarding its price, it is anticipated to be in the same range at the current model, which is between $ 20 000 and $ 33 000. Its biggest rivals include Kia Sportage and Ford Escape.