The Dodge Durango is a full-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) from the Dodge division of Chrysler. It was introduced in 1998 as a mid-size SUV, a replacement for the Ramcharger which was discontinued in the North American market in 1993. It was redesigned as a full-size SUV for 2004. The hybrid model, which was introduced in October 2008, and its twin, the Chrysler Aspen hybrid, were Chrysler's first production hybrid vehicles. The Durango was produced at the Newark Assembly plant in Newark, Delaware until the end of 2008. It then returned in late 2010 and built on a crossover (CUV) platform shared with the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and is currently being assembled in Detroit, Michigan. The Durango was marketed as a sturdy truck-based SUV designed to hold up to eight passengers and tow up to 8,950 lb (4,060 kg) when properly equipped. The 4.7 L PowerTech V8 replaced the 5.2 L Magnum V8 engine for 2000; however, the 5.2 was still available in the early 2000 models.
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