Sunday, October 24, 2010
2011 Dodge Journey minimal exterior changes
The 2011 Dodge Journey rolled out on Wednesday, with minimal exterior changes, a new interior, a redesigned suspension and a new 3.6-liter V6.
The base 2010 Dodge Journey SE starts at $21,165, including a $675 destination charge.
Dodge says the Journey's suspension received a "major overhaul." A new 283-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission replaces the outgoing 235-hp 3.5-liter V6. The 2011 Dodge Journey gets a major cabin makeover, including a redesigned instrument panel.
In concert with a vast upgrading across the Chrysler portfolio of vehicles, the 2011 Dodge Journey is receiving a significant refresh, Chrysler said Wednesday.
The 2011 Dodge Journey will be built at Chrysler's Toluca Assembly Plant in Toluca, Mexico. Dodge continues to unleash new products to the market; today, introducing the new 2011 Dodge Journey, its mid-size crossover with "right sized" proportions, five- or seven-passenger seating, innovative storage solutions, abundant safety and security features, all-wheel-drive capability and models packaged for a variety of lifestyles.
The Dodge Journey receives a major overhaul with a completely redesigned and retuned suspension, a new V-6 engine and a gorgeous new interior. Owners will feel like they have the world at their fingertips with the Journey's available touch-screen command center, Uconnect Touch.
From navigation to dual-zone climate controls to the ability to check fuel prices, the all-new Uconnect Touch media center makes life in the new 2011 Dodge Journey an excellent adventure for the driver and passengers. The “2011 Dodge Journey” is nimble, composed and handles well in all driving and road conditions. There's also a larger front storage bin with side nets. The new multi-functioning three-spoke Dodge brand steering wheel with integrated controls and a wider, longer, soft-touch armrest transform the driver's seat into a cockpit-like experience. The Dodge Journey offers six new interior color and trims to complete the makeover.
On the outside, Journey maintains its sculpted, clean, aggressive lines, and adds a new front fascia that sports the signature Dodge Brand "split crosshair" honeycomb grille. Journey also is loaded with an abundance of safety and security features, including: standard advanced multi-stage front passenger air bags, active head restraints, electronic stability control (ESC) with all-speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation and brake assist, new driver-side knee blocker air bag, supplemental side-curtain air bags covering all three rows, supplemental front-seat-mounted side air bags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LATCH child seat anchor system and trailer sway control.
The Dodge Journey is built in at Chrysler Group LLC's Toluca Assembly Plant in Toluca, Mexico.
The crossover will debut the next generation of Chrysler's Uconnect connectivity system.
An 8.4-inch touch screen is the command center for the new Uconnect Touch that customizes everything from navigation and portable devices to climate controls and audio commands.
Like Ford Motor Co.'s MyFord Touch Sync system, Uconnect works with a smartphone as opposed to General Motors Co.'s OnStar, which is embedded in the car.
For a smoother ride, Chrysler re-engineered the suspension and steering and added premium tires for the 19-inch wheels.
source:the new 2011 Dodge Journey, its mid-size crossover with "right sized" proportions | Semar Media