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by Jay Traugott
Just ahead of this year's Detroit Auto Show, Dodge reveals its expanded Blacktop Series lineup, now available on the Charger, Challenger, Avenger, Grand Caravan, Journey and Durango.
The first of Dodge's Blacktop Series models was first shown last year on the 2012 Charger, which was followed up by the 2013 Blacktop Challenger and Avenger. Now, with just days to go before the Detroit Auto Show, Dodge has revealed its newly expanded 2013 Blacktop Series lineup, which now includes the Grand Caravan, Journey and Durango as well. The 2013 Grand Caravan Blacktop is offered exclusively on the SXT trim and treats buyers to 17-inch polished aluminum wheels, among other bits.
Black accents, blacked-out headlights and fog lamps, grille, door panels are there too, along with an all-black interior. Offered only in silver, black, steel grey, red, and white exterior colors, the package adds just $595 to the van's sticker. In order to give the Journey SXT a bit more flash, buyers can also opt for the $995 Blacktop package which adds black accents around the exterior. The package also adds 19-inch Gloss Black wheels, that familiar all-black cloth interior (leather is optional) and Chrysler's 8.4-inch Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system.
Last up is the 2013 Durango Blacktop. For just an additional $295 on the Rallye and R/T trims, buyers can get 20-inch black alloys and black exterior accents. Those looking to throw down a little more cash can also get an upgraded interior consisting of leather seats with suede inserts, some black wood trim and a 12-way power driver's seat. The latter items cost an additional $595 and exterior color choices are once again limited to white, black, "granite crystal", silver and red. The 2013 Blacktop Series trim packages will be ready to order shortly and will also be on display at Detroit next week.