This mid-size crossover was originally introduced in 2008 as 2009 Journey. It is designed and produced by Chrysler’s division Dodge. During these seven years, we didn’t see much of the changes, when it is about this great crossover. The biggest update was in 2011, when it received some visual improvements, new powertrain, new suspension etc. This model received positive critics both by journalists and crowd and although it still makes good sales results, company’s management feels that it is time for a next generation to be introduced. According to the latest reports, this year we will see the latest version of original model and new one is expected to come next year as 2017 Dodge Journey.
2017 Dodge Journey details
According to the rumors, 2017 Dodge Journey is coming as new, redesigned model. However, there is still no official confirmation of this rumor. Company’s spokesman neither confirmed nor declined this news. However, according to some reputable internet magazines, new model will come next year and its production will be moved from Mexico to Sterling Heights, Michigan, where it will be produced together with new Chrysler 200. The 2017 Dodge Journey will use same platform as Chrysler 200, but slightly modified in order to improve crossovers performances. When it is about visual appearance of 2017 Journey, there is not too much information on the internet. It is expected that we will see a whole new appearance, which will be in the style of the company’s new design language. Same thing is expected with interior.
2017 Dodge Journey engines
At this point, we don’t have any kind of information about engines for 2017 Dodge Journey. It is very hard to speculate about it at this moment. Current model is available with two petrol engines, one 4-cylinder with displacement of 2.4 liter and power of 173 horses. Other variant is 3.6 liter V6 Pentastar engine, which has an output of 283 hp. However, at least one of these two engines will be replaced for sure. The 4-cylinder seems more likely to be replaced.
2017 Dodge Journey release date
The exact date of 2017 Dodge Journey arrival is still unknown. However, it is pretty much for sure that it will come somewhere in 2016.