Monday, 13 February 2012


The 2012 Dodge Journey has received an upgraded engine with extra goodies to boot. Journey is a 7-seat traveller for the entire family, with great amounts of space and features. It competes with cars like the Renault Grand Scenic, Peugeot 5008 and Mazda5 among others. For the 2012 model it gains serious grunt in the form of a 3.6-litre V6 engine.

The said Pentastar motor delivers strong amounts of power and torque to the amount of 206kW and 353Nm respectively. Both are accessed through a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Chrysler South Africa didn’t provide performance figures but in the US the car is claimed to return 11.2 litres per 100km on average.

As per lots of other Chrysler products in Mzansi, the Journey comes with Uconnect, an infotainment system based on touch-screen technology. It features a 21.3 cm screen that plays the radio, CDs and MP3s through a USB port and an iPod socket.

Dodge has begun selling the uplifted Journey through its local network of dealerships. Potential buyers can choose between 8 exterior colours, including something called Storm Grey Pearl Coat.

Pricing is as follows:
3.6-litre V6 SXT (R320 990)
3.6-litre V6 R/T (R360 990)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought these cars disappeared from SA?