Dodge expands Blacktop Package to Durango, Grand Caravan, and Journey

Dodge has been offering an interesting visual package on some of its more performance-oriented vehicles for a while now called the Dodge Blacktop special-edition package. Originally, the Blacktop package was available on the Challenger, Charger, and Avenger. The Blacktop package offers special styling cues to set the vehicles apart from other cars on the street.

The package includes lost black wheels, gloss black painted split-crosshair grill with gloss black matching grill surrounds, darkened head light bezels, and some unique Blacktop interior touches. Dodge says that the special packages have been very popular on the Challenger, Charger, and Avenger. The Blacktop package proved so successful that Dodge has decided to roll the package out to its line of three 7-passenger people hauling vehicles.

For the 2013 calendar year, the Blacktop package will be available on the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, Durango SUV, and Journey crossover SUV. Dodge says that the Durango Blacktop edition will arrive at dealers in Q1 of 2013. The Journey and Grand Caravan Blacktop editions will arrive in dealer showrooms in Q2 of 2013.

The Blacktop package will be available on the Grand Caravan and adds 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with gloss black pockets. The interior the vehicle will be all black and the special package will cost $595. The Durango Blacktop will be available on the Rallye and the R/T models adding the black grille and gloss black 20-inch aluminum wheels for $295. The interior can also be upgraded with some special touches for an additional $595. The Journey Blacktop version will be available on both 4-cylinder and V-6 versions and adds special 19-inch black wheels, the black grille, and other styling upgrades for $995.