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The SUV received the high-performance flagship SRT moniker back in February at the Chicago Auto Show and is now being complimented by the R/T trim to bridge the gap to the standard Durango.

In case the pricing for the Durango SRT is prohibitive, one might fancy the aggressive looks and would settle for it without paying the premium for the extra performance as well – this is where the R/T kicks in, getting the extra show without the go. This is the most important introduction for the 2018 model year of the three-row SUV, coming with a muscular hood packing a functional center air inlet duct and heat extractors as part of the R/T package. Dodge is also putting the front bumper with cold-air duct system and LED fog lights. The Durango R/T will also become available in a B5 Blue exterior hue also borrowed from the SRT.

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The GT version for the 2018 MY is also being treated to the performance hood as optional kit when selecting the Blacktop or Brass Monkey appearance package, along with a standard power liftgate. Inside, all Durango versions get a new sport steering wheel, rearview camera, and the electronic T-shifter. Dodge is taking up orders from the dealers and deliveries are slated for the third quarter, with top billing going to the SRT, using a Hemi 6.4-liter V8 engine with 475 horsepower (354 kilowatts) and 470 pound-feet (637 Newton-meters) of torque.