Today we’ve caught another sign of new life at Chrysler with these first photos of a 2012 Dodge Durango prototype.
Code-named “WD,” the replacement for the current, truck-based Dodge Durango will be sharing a more car-like unibody chassis with the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2011 Mercedes ML class. Not all things will be equal as we expect the Benz to sport higher-end running gear than its Chrysler brothers. Fiat may also launch a vehicle on this chassis sometime in 2012-2013. One thing you WON’T see on this chassis is a Chrysler Aspen variant.
(And, yes, we did say Mercedes ML. The next Durango will be one of the last Chrysler products to bear the heavy Teutonic imprint of Chrysler’s failed marriage to Daimler AG.)