2021 Dodge Charger and Dodge Durango. Credit: Dodge
Police agencies across America will be pleased to know that ordering is now open for the 2021 Dodge Charger Pursuit and Dodge Durango Pursuit vehicles. They’re equipped with new transmissions and technology designed to enhance officer safety, responsiveness and fuel efficiency.
“Designed and built based on input from our Police Advisory Board and direct officer feedback, the 2021 Dodge Charger and Durango Pursuit deliver on our promise to offer police agencies the most advanced law-enforcement vehicle lineup in the industry whether as a sedan or a sport-utility vehicle,” said Head of U.S. Sales Jeff Kommor.
2021 Dodge Charger Pursuit
Updates to the 2021 Charger Pursuit include an optional TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission. It’s available on both available powertrains: the all-new V-6 all-wheel drive (AWD), with increased horsepower and torque, and the V-8 HEMI® rear-wheel drive. Dodge says the new powertrain combos meet or exceed the Charger Pursuit’s previous performance profiles when it comes to acceleration, braking and handling. These improvements are also expected to enable increased fuel efficiency.
Other new standard features for 2021 include a top speed setting of 140 mph with the ability for customers to configure and limit top speed for specific agency needs, electric power steering, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and an increased Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 5,500 pounds to accommodate additional payload.
Charger Pursuit production starts in the fourth quarter of this year at the Brampton (Ontario) Assembly Plant.
2021 Dodge Durango Pursuit
Nearly two dozen new standard features are headed to the 2021 Dodge Durango Pursuit, which goes into production early next year.
Engine options are a standard 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar or optional legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. Both are mated to a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission. Other notable improvements include an IP-mounted shift lever that frees up space in the center console area, black steel wheels with chrome center caps, four programmable auxiliary switches and police-specific front seats to accommodate duty belts and enable easier access to seat belt latch points.
“These features, such as the new IP-mounted shift lever, free up valuable space between the front seats to accommodate the police aftermarket equipment needed for the officers to accomplish their jobs,” Kommor said.
Other key features now being offered are the upfit-friendly Vehicle Systems Interface Module, a heavy-duty ‘BR9’ brake package, standard vinyl flooring and a tri-zone climate control system designed with K-9 units in mind. The Durango Pursuit has a top speed setting of 130 mph with the ability for customers to configure and limit for specific agency needs.
2021 Dodge Durango Pursuit production starts in the first quarter of 2021 at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.