Classified as the mid-size crossover SUV, the Dodge Trip moves on the rivals such as the Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V. It is also available outside the US as the Fiat Freemont. This model is one of the most economical crossovers with seven seats but at the same time is also one of the oldest vehicles currently available on the market. That is why; the redesign of this model has recently been estimated for a few years. For the reason that context, the 2018 Dodge Trip must bring a long-anticipated redesign.
Currently, there is no official information about the new Trip and its redesign. The 2017 model year was marked as the probable redesign-year but model brought a new prime GT trim and number significant changes. It had been also noted for discontinuation but being still a good-seller the brand has the interest to purchase this model. Therefore, the 2018 Trip may come as the completely redesigned model but it is yet to be confirmed.
The redesign must resolve some principal problems and also boost its recent qualities. The model must bring the list of common safety methods that currently missing in this model. Styling changes and interior upgrade are also expected. The model should also improve the fuel economy and ride quality and therefore improved powertrains should also come.
2018 DODGE JOURNEY: DESIGN CHANGES
The current version of the Journey sits on the platform that is sourced from the Mitsubishi and are available on its several models. Additionally it underpins the last version Chrysler 200 but this model should experience with discontinuation after the 2017 model. Therefore, it isn’t apparent would the Journey change to the new platform or not. Some sources declare that but we are still awaiting confirmation. Nevertheless, in just about any situation, this model should provide some improvement for the reason that context. The result ought to be improved rigidity of its structure as well as reduced weight. Which will cause to the better fuel economy and improved performance.
On the other give, the 2018 Dodge Trip should also provide revised styling. It will probably continue to use signature crosshair grille’s design but it should get new a form. Reshaped and modernized headlights and reworked top fender should also bring a new term to its appearance.
Some changes should also be significant on its sheetmetal design as well as on the read end.
Interior of the new Trip must again come in five and seven-seat configurations. The model should also upgrade the quality of materials and available characteristics but in the way which will not change its price radically. More common characteristics and better build quality gives it better possibilities in the crowded crossover segment.
The safety is an part where the Journey has to create major running forward. In its recent sort, it lacks some common safety characteristics and the new model must resolve it. Therefore, we expect so it will put an array of advanced characteristics like street departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and more.
2018 DODGE JOURNEY: PERFORMANCE
The new 2018 Dodge Trip must provide some substantial changes in its powertrain lineup. Nothing up to now has been said about that but this model definitely needs changes in the fuel economy and performance.
The current base engine is a 2.4 liter four cylinder unit. It delivers 173 hp and torque of 166 pound-feet. It provides a weak acceleration and four-speed gearbox is outdated. The V-6 engine is a more stable option. It could produce 283 hp and torque of 260 lb-ft. It comes with a six-speed transmission and gasoline economy is 19 mpg combined.
Therefore, the new Trip must add some changes in this regard. A new base engine and improved V-6 must provide changes in both performance and gasoline economy. It is also probable an inclusion a new nine-speed transmission.
2018 DODGE JOURNEY: LAUNCH DATE, PRICE
The new and probably redesigned 2018 Dodge Trip must arrive in late 2017. An affordable price should remain its advantage and starting point ought to be from $23, 000.