The newest 2021 Dodge Dakota will try once more to conquer a mid-size pickup market. According to the latest reports, this iconic pickup truck may come back with Ram’s badge. Ram and Dodge are still part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), and both share many components.
Whatsoever, the Dakota model was discounted in late 2011, and in that time, this pickup truck has been top-rated. Furthermore, the new model will try to compete with the best models in the same segment. As the Gladiator model, the new Dakota will use the same body-on-frame design.
2021 Dodge Dakota Will Look Fresh and Modern
The upcoming 2021 Dodge Dakota is spied testing and from the first images, we can see that this model will get a complete redesign. Ram manufacturer will most likely borrow many cues from the Jeep Gladiator. So, we can expect a modern-looking pickup truck that will wear recognizable design language.
As we already wrote, the new Dakora and Gladiator will share the same body-on-frame architecture. As the Gladiator model, the Dakota will also be available in numerous configurations and trim levels. Ram and Dodge are still part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and fresh and modern design is guaranteed.
The cabin of all-new 2021 Ram Dakota will be excellent arranged and spacious. Also, from some gossip the new pickup will borrow a lot of Gladiators’ cues and stuff.
Ram always provided a techy cabin with numerous trim levels. So, we can expect the same level of features as on Ram 1500. Layout configuration will remain the same and Dakota will come with two rows of seats.
Standard features will include air conditioning, vinyl floors, and seats, push-button start, cruise control, electronic parking brake, Uconnect system that is controlled through a 5.0-inch screen and more. However, the upper trim lever will bring even more premium materials and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support.
Engine Rumors and Possibilities
As for the engine, there will be a few of them according to the latest update. The first powertrain that will power this pickup truck is a 3.6-liter V6. This engine is one of the most-popular in FCA’s line of models. Furthermore, thanks to sturdy chassis and powertrain, this model can produce 285 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. The next one candidate is a 2.0-liter turbo-four gasoline engine that makes 268 hp and 290 lb-ft of twists.
Furthermore, diesel powertrain is also rumored. From some speculations, this engine will consist of a 3.0-liter V6 that can generate up to 265 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. As before, 6-speed manual transmission is standard on all models, while an 8-speed automatic transmission is optional.
2021 Ram Dakota Price and Release Date
The price of the newest 2021 Dodge Dakota is still a mystery. However, from some speculations starting price of this model will be above $30,000. FCA will unveil this new pickup truck sometime in 2021.
Models such as Ford F-150 and Toyota Tacoma are the closest competitors to the 2021 Dodge Dakota model.