Latest reports suggest we are going to see a completely new version of the familiar nameplate, probably already in the next year as 2019 Dodge Dakota. This nameplate has been used by the company for years. It is a mid-size truck, which originally came more than 30 years ago, in 1987. The production finally ended in 2011. For all those years, we have seen three generations of it. The last version was discontinued in 2011, due to slow sales and outdated design. Still, rumors about the successor have been around for years.
Latest reports suggest it could finally come in the next year, keeping the same familiar name. We are witnessing the revival of the mid-size truck segment in last few years, which is a clear indicator that there is a lot of potential of this model. Most likely, it will come already in the next year.
2019 Dodge Dakota redesign
The segment of mid-size trucks is becoming more and more popular in these days, so it’s not wondering that major American brands are reviving their familiar nameplates. The Chevy’s popular Colorado has been around for several years. On the other side, Ford Ranger is also coming back. So, it’s Chrysler’s turn now.
At the moment, there are opposite predictions about the model’s badge at the moment. Considering that Ram is not an independent brand, the new truck could easily come with this sign on its hood. Still, we won’t be surprised if the new model keep Dodge’s badge. In that case, it will most likely come as 2019 Dodge Dakota.
In any case, it will have a pretty strong competition. Besides American rivals, the new truck will also have to compete with excellent Japanese trucks from Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu etc. The 2019 Dodge Dakota should be available worldwide.
2019 Dodge Dakota design characteristics
As you probably know, the new generation of the famous Ram 1500 came just recently. It is expected that the 2019 Dodge Dakota will borrow many of its design solutions. This refers especially to the truck’s look, which should be based on the same design language. The front end should be quite similar, as well as the rest of the truck, including overall shape. Of course, it will feature smaller dimensions, so we can call it a Ram 1500 in a smaller package.
Speaking of the base design characteristics, we should see three body styles in the offer, with single, double and crew cab layouts, as well as different bed sizes. In terms of mechanics, this model will borrow many of things from new Ram 1500. The 2019 Dodge Dakota will compete with numerous mid-size trucks all over the world, so expect a wide range of engines in the offer.
2019 Dodge Dakota engines
When it comes to engines, the new 2019 Dodge Dakota will come with several units in the offer.
Most likely, the base engine will be a familiar 3.6-liter V6. Besides this well-known unit, we expect to see at least two additional engines under the hood of 2019 Dodge Dakota.
One of them should be an oil burner. It should be a familiar 3.0-liter V6 from Grand Cherokee, with a max output around 240 horsepower.
Finally, some hi-performance version is also possible. For this occasion, it doesn’t sound unlikely at all to see some V8, which would definitely be an attraction among mid-size trucks. Most likely, it would be a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine.
2019 Dodge Dakota release date and price
The 2019 Dodge Dakota could come already in the next year. When it comes to the price, base models shouldn’t go over 25.000 dollars.