POLICE Magazine

SEP 2018

Magazine for police and law enforcement

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lmost exactly a year ago, Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) brought a very interest- ing Dodge SUV to the Michigan State Police law enforcement vehicle evaluations. Dodge reps were very cagey about it but everyone at the MSP test speculated the vehicle was the company's entry into the law enforcement patrol SUV market. "We character- ized the vehicle as 'unpublished, pursuit-intended,'" says David Callery, FCA's program manager for police and emergency response vehicles. All the speculation about a Dodge pursuit-rated SUV ended in May when the com- pany announced the availability of the 2018 patrol Durango. Dodge says it was answer- ing customer demand by releasing the new patrol SUV. "Unofficial testing results at the Michigan State Police 2018 model-year vehicle evaluation event created such a stir among law enforcement agencies that we simply had to find a way to build this vehicle," says Steve Beahm, head of passenger car brands for Dodge, Chrysler, and Fiat for FCA 30 POLICE SEPTEMBER 2018 PHOTO: FCA V E H IC L E SP O T L IGH T DODGE'S NEW ENTRY INTO THE PATROL SUV MARKET OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF STANDARD FEATURES AND THE PERFORMANCE OF A V-8 HEMI OR THE FUEL EFFICIENCY OF A V-6 PENTASTAR. David Griffith Dodge Durango Pursuit 2018 A The 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit features a new front end design that helps cool the brakes during intense driving.

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