The popularity of medium-sized truck models is becoming more popular and more models are expected. The Ford Ranger returned to the 2019 model in the United States after a stop in late 2011. However, the medium-sized truck model also left the assembly line the same year and we talked about Dodge Dakota or Ram Dakota in the past two years of production. Lower sales and higher prices compared to full-size models were the reasons while the company finished production. However, since its cessation, it is rumored that the model will return.
Now the latest reports indicate that the new 2020 Dodge Dakota is in mind. Fiat Chrysler announced in 2014 that the joint venture with Mitsubishi Motors could sell the new L200, but that changed when FCA announced a retirement based on the Ranger that should arrive in 2020. Company signals that we can obtain the successor of the Dakota model at except not as 2020 model. But due to the continuous madness of the truck, the new derivative of size 150 of Ram is not impossible.
2020 Dodge Dakota Design
When the third generation of Dakota left the production lines in 2011, the model was based on the Dodge Durango SUV platform that is similar to the Ram platform. Industry rumors once again indicate that the 2020 Dodge Dakota could use the same recipe as Chevy Colorado’s medium JMC Canyon and share a lot of elegance and structure with a full-size counterpart and a ton.
The US Football Association has not commented on the rumors, but the new and improved platform for the new Ram 1500 could also be the new Dodge / Ram Dakota base. The design will also participate in the details and the similar form, but in the medium-sized model. Lightweight materials will also be used in different parts to reduce weight.
2020 Dodge Dakota Interior
There are no details about the interior design of the common Dakota, but if the model goes into production, the design will not be very different from what we have in the new Ram, which weighs half a ton.
The model will use the new information and entertainment system, while the redesigned Ram 1500 offers the largest option for the 12.0-inch interface in the classroom. Dakota will also offer many technical options and quality materials, as each modern truck and active safety systems will also be on the equipment list.
2020 Dodge Dakota Engine
For the engine options, the latest version of 2020 Dodge Dakota left the theater with the option between the basic V-6 engine and the V-8 modules. It is likely that the new Dodge Dakota 2020 uses some of the options available in the current models of the company.
The new light duty Ram offers the V-6 and V-8 engines supported by the lightweight hybrid system, and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel will also be available.
The 2020 Dodge Dakota model can offer the same diesel unit but also a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission from the Wrangler SUV. This engine has 270 hp and 295 lb. of torque, and will also be part of the Wrangler pickup model.
2020 Dodge Dakota: What are the changes?
Dakota has been on return reports since his suspension in 2011. Although the rumors are circulating again, there are no signs that the company is being supported. As we expect the new Wrangler to recover within a year from now, it is likely that the company will not be in conflict with two models. However, if the positive trend continues in the medium-sized models, the new Dakota may face an opportunity.