DaimlerChrysler has announced that it will start offering the Dodge Durango with a hybrid powertrain in 2003. The company expects that up to 15 percent of total Durango volume will be equipped with the new gasoline-electric propulsion system. The hybrid Dodge Durango SUV, with patented through-the-road powertrain technology, gives consumers the option of an environmentally- friendly vehicle that continues to provide the performance, size and utility suited for the U.S. market.