Such a Tease

Dodge teases 2021 edition of its Charger, Durango police pursuit vehicles

Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

The 2021 Dodge Durango Pursuit and Dodge Charger Pursuit are coming soon to a street near you. The company, a division of Fiat Chrysler (which will soon merge with Groupe PSA and become known as Stellantis), teased an image of the models on their @DodgeLaw Instagram page last week.

Though the image shown by Dodge is just a low-quality render, there's already a few clues given what is publicly known about the company's model lineup.

For starters, the Dodge Durango Pursuit and Dodge Charger Pursuit will likely continue to look pretty much the same as they do now. Traditionally, changes to the PPV lineup follow major changes to the traditional passenger car models and there's been no large scale exterior changes to the Durango and Charger in nearly a decade.

That's not to say that the Durango and Charger couldn't stand a generational change. That move is likely a few years down the road as the Fiat Chrysler-Groupe PSA merger sees platforms and production synergized.

The biggest modification to the Dodge cars and SUVs lineup over the last few years is the introduction of the widebody design option (that's not something that is likely to translate over to PPVs) and expanded use of the the company's most powerful engines. Could the PPVs be going Hellcat or Redeye? It's an interesting theory.

A 710-horsepower 2020 Durango SRT Hellcat was introduced alongside the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye and 807-horsepower 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock.

For the 2020 model year, the Dodge Charger PPV comes standard with a 7-inch infotainment touch screen with a 12.1-inch version available that integrates law enforcement systems. FCA recently introduced UConnect 5, a fresh take on the infotainment operating system that is built on the Android platform. It's likely that this system will make its way to police vehicles sooner rather than later.

The 2021 models are set to be revealed soon and will go on sale this September.

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Subcompact SUV

Honda details all-new 2023 HR-V

The Honda HR-V is all-new for 2023.

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The HR-V is Honda's smallest and most affordable SUV, slotting into the automaker's catalog beneath the long-running CR-V. The entry-level HR-V got a complete overhaul for 2023 that brought a new powertrain, updated technology, and refined styling that aligns closely with the new Civic Sedan.

2023 Honda HR-VThe new SUV features more refined, upscale styling, better tech, and new safety features.Honda

Honda offers the HR-V in three trims: LX, Sport, and EX-L. While the 2022 HR-V got a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, the 2023 model gets a larger 2.0-liter engine that produces 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. It's mated to a continuously variable transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. The new SUV comes with hill descent control for the first time in a Honda, and three drive modes are included.

Inside, a 7-inch touchscreen comes standard that runs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A larger 9-inch screen comes in the top EX-L trim that adds wireless smartphone connectivity. The EX-L trims also gets wireless charging and navigation. Both touchscreens come with a physical volume knob for easier interactions with the system. All models are wider and longer than before, which improves interior passenger and cargo space.

All 2023 HR-Vs come with Honda Sensing safety equipment. The package has been updated for 2023 with a traffic jam assist feature and traffic sign recognition. Honda offers blind spot monitoring for the first time in an HR-V, and a driver attention monitoring system comes standard.

2023 Honda HR-VThe HR-V picked up sleek styling for the new model year with hints of Honda Civic sprinkled in.Honda

The new HR-V starts at $24,895, including a $1,245 destination charge. The range-topping EX-L all-wheel drive model starts at $30,195. Honda says the new SUV will go on sale soon.

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The Hemi Orange package brings unqiue style to the Durango.

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The Dodge Durango isnt the newest or most refined SUV on the market, but it offers great comfort, good tech, and a handful of raucous powertrian options. The long-running family hauler is due for an update, but in the meantime, Dodge has given it a new Hemi Orange package with unique styling touches.

Dodge already offers the Hemi Orange package fo the Challenger and Charger, and now it's available for the three-row Durango. The package is available for the R/T trim, which comes with a 5.7-liter V8.

Dodge Durango Hemi OrangeDodge offers four exterior colors with the package. Dodge

Much of the Orange package's content comes on the outside, where Dodge adds orange and gunmetal hod stripes, black taillights, and grey/orange badging. The SUV rides on black 20-inch wheels, and Dodge offers different black "Lights Out" 20-inch wheels. Four exterior colors are available: Destroyer Grey, Diamond Black, Octane Red, and White Knuckle. Inside, the Durango gets orange sticthing and unique patterns in the upholstery. Dodge says the stitching extends throughout the interior, including to the gauge cluster, armrests, console lid, and steering wheel.

Two upgrades are available for the Hemi Orange Durango. The first is the Orange Plus Package, which adds a power sunroof, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and a load of driver aids. The Tow N Go package is available for four-wheel drive models, and brings the 20-inch Lights Out wheels, orange brake calipers, and a Bilstein high-performance suspension system.

The Durango R/T Hemi Orange is available now. It carries a price tag of $1,995. The Orange Plus package costs $4,500 and the Tow N Go package costs $5,095.

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