Dodge is currently under intense preparation for their next generation Durango, that, according to a leaked production list, will go into production on November 8, 2010 at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
The 2012 Durango will be built on a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee platform which is also shared with the 2011 Mercedes ML-Class . It will be powered by the same engine as the Jeep model, meaning a Pentastar 280 HP 3.6-liter V6 and the 390 HP 5.7-liter Hemi V8 for the top version. Rumors say that the new Durango will also get a Fiat diesel engine.
A name change to the 2012 SUV is also expected. As of late, Chrysler has yet to mention the Durango name. They’ve been calling this 2012 model the "full size CUV". Rumors have been circulating around the Magnum name.
Note: the image was made by Andrew Currie, a member of the Cheers and Gears forums, based on the patent images revealed earlier this year.