Posts Tagged ‘Durango’

I was driving by the Pacific Design Center on Friday and spied these new Chrysler Group products on display.  Both these cars have upgrades (if you can call them that) from the DUB catalog of aftermarket bling.  The wheels probably cost at least $1,000 each.  I don’t like the DUB products, but they are popular with a wealthy subset of customers.  DUB Magazine also features all sorts of cars with expensive aftermarket upgrades.  It’s the kind of thing you’d see at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) convention in Las Vegas each year.

2012 Dodge Durango Citadal. Bling by DUB

The Pacific Design Center is always extraordinary.

Citadel badge

It looks sharp in this dark gray/black metallic color.

Rear - okay... looks like a rebadged Jeep grand Cherokee, which it is.

2012 Chrysler 300 - DUB edition

From the rear, it looks very much like the outgoing 300.

The side of the new 300 still looks slab-sided.

The DUB wheels are expensive. But the low profile tires and these gigantic wheels guarantee a harsh ride and it will attract attention of thieves.

The front of the new 300 looks good, particularly at night with the LED eye liner.

The beautiful PDC can make almost any car look good.


Day Two of Press Preview of the LA Auto Show was hectic.  There were lots of cool new cars, but some were missing. There wasn’t a Maserati, Ferrari or Lamborghini in sight even though there were reports about a new Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder introduction.  No show for Bentley either. We should have seen the new Bentley Continental GT. Maybe it will be there later in the week.

I also missed the introduction of the Hyundai Equus. Hyundai didn’t even have a Genesis on the floor. I’m sure those will all show up for the regular show.

Mitsubishi was also disappointing. I wanted to check out the Lancer Sportsback, but no luck. There were a couple dull SUVs on the platform, nothing else. There will be more there for the regular show. The big debut for Mitsu was the i MiEV. Yawn.

Below are more auto pictures from the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show:

The 2011 Audi R8 Spyder is sexy from all angles. This one has the Lamborghini V10.

The R8's interior is beautifully-crafted and driver-oriented. Very nice.

I really liked the new 2011 BMW 740i (short wheelbase). The cockpit simply fit my body better than the excellent one in the Mercedes S Class. But the 2011 Audi A8 looked better than all of them.

The 2011 BMW 740i has the 3.0 liter in-line, 6-cylinder turbo engine from the 535i and 335i. Why it's badged 740, I don't know.

The seats in the BMW 740i are superb.