The Dodge Journey crossover wagon is the latest model from Chrysler to undergo a makeover
The 2010 Dodge Journey, landing on New Zealand shores now, features a luxurious new-look cabin with dark-slate upholstery, for the same price as the outgoing model.
“The changes are subtle but very effective and do much to underline the exceptional value of the new Dodge Journey,” says Todd Groves, Divisional Manager with Chrysler importer Sime Darby Automobiles New Zealand Ltd.
“The Journey looks very classy on the inside and reflects the tastes of the target market for this type of vehicle.”
The darker tones are available either with the ‘Stain Repel’ cloth seating or the upmarket leather and sunscreen glass is now standard on all models to help protect the materials from fading, as well as cooling the cabin. Other additions include active head restraints for the front passengers, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, two integrated child booster seats, and plenty of storage.
Both the SXT and R/T models gain iPod controls in the glove box, along with the with a Bluetooth microphone and Uconnect Handsfree system.
The Rear Seat Video, which is part of the optional MyGig entertainment system on the R/T model, has now been upgraded to a 9-inch overhead screen for the second row passengers.
Externally, the only significant change is the fitting of roof rails to all models and the addition of two new colour finishes - White Gold (Pearl) and Light Sandstone Metallic.
Both the SXT and the upmarket R/T models are powered by a 2.7-litre, 136kW, V6 light alloy engine and 6-speed autostick sequential shift automatic transmission that offers up to 7L/100km fuel economy, according to Dodge. A 2-litre CRD common rail diesel engine with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission is available as an option.
Pricing for the new 2010 Dodge Journey starts from $39,990 – unchanged from the 2009 model.
See the Dodge Journey for sale here.