Dodge Durango Special Service SUV reports for duty

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Chrysler wants a bigger share of the police car market, and the company is introducing its latest edition of the Dodge Durango Special Service SUV to its police car lineup. We know that the Dodge Charger Pursuit police car is already in service across the United States, and it has been competing hard with the Ford Taurus Police Interceptor and Chevrolet Caprice in this market.

The new Dodge Durango Special Service SUV is designed to handle everyday use by police and fire departments and fleet customers. It is available in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations. It can be equipped with either a Pentasar V6 engine or a Hemi V8 engine for every need.

“We’re incredibly excited to add the Dodge Durango Special Service to our line-up of law enforcement vehicles,” said Peter Grady, Vice President of Network Development and Fleet Operations. “Adding Durango to our current Dodge Charger Pursuit and Ram 1500 Special Service vehicles allows us to offer a full range of fleet sedan, SUV, and truck options to law enforcement and government agencies.”

To make the Dodge Durango Special Service SUV suited for police or fire fighter work, it has been extensively modified, which includes: a heavy-duty braking system, larger battery, 220-amp alternator in case of emergency power needed, heavy-duty engine radiator and a larger water pump. The result of new heavy-duty equipment netted the Dodge Durango Special Service SUV in a tow capacity of 7,400 pounds, which is the best in its class.

There is a few modifications in the interior as well, such as brighter interior lighting and removing of the third row seat for more cargo capacity. Currently, Chrysler is taking orders, and deliveries is expected to start in the second quarter of 2012.