A vehicle that allows Dodge to claim favor with American families, the Caravan and Grand Caravan minivans arrive with a fourth-generation design for 2001. Remote-opening side sliding door is one of the most recent innovations brought to customers with the new Dodge minivan. Another major redesign found within the 2001 Dodge line-up is found with the Stratus. The restyled Dodge Stratus line is offered as a two-door coupe or four-door sedan. The Dodge Dakota mid-sized truck receives some notable interior and exterior upgrades. Similar interior changes to door and dash panels are also added to the 2001 Durango. Dual-zone climate control and enhanced audio systems are installed inside the entire Dodge Durango range for 2001. A new high output version of the Cummins diesel engine is offered on the Dodge Ram delivering up to 505 pound-feet of torque for towing or hauling. To commemorate Dodge's return to NASCAR competition, buyers can opt for the Motorsports Edition R/T Intrepid, Neon and Dakota.