After numerous Dodge Dakota coming back rumors, it looks like something is really happening. The segment of mid-size trucks is popular once again, so many manufacturers are bringing back their models to the U.S. market. Besides already established models like Tacoma and Colorado, the Ford Ranger is also coming back, while the Frontier is finally about to get redesigned. After seeing all these names, it seems logical to expect 2020 Dodge Dakota as well, especially if we consider that the development won’t take too much time and resources.
Namely, we recently saw a premiere of a completely new Jeep Gladiator, so there is no doubt that the new Dakota would use the same mechanics. If we can rely on the latest reports, the new model could arrive already in the next year.
2020 Dodge Dakota Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the new Dakota is about to share many of its characteristics with the new Gladiator, as well already mentioned. There is no doubt it will ride on the same platform and feature pretty much same mechanics. Of course, it will come with its own styling, based on the brand’s new design language, which has been presented recently with the new Ram 1500. Most likely, the company will present some kind of a 2020 Dodge Dakota concept version first, while the production would start a couple of months later.
In any case, we count on multiple variants in the offer, with different bed sizes, cabin designs and much more. While some reports even suggest Dodge Dakota convertible, we don’t expect that this will happen.
When it comes to the interior design, we have no doubt that the new 2020 Dodge Dakota will look very good from the inside. The recently introduced Ram 1500 features by far the best cabin in its class, so we hope the new mid-size truck will borrow some design solutions from it. This particularly refers to the use of quality materials, which will make this truck look very upscale from the inside. Good sound insulation is another thing we hope for. Finally, there is a matter of tech features and other standard equipment. We presume that the list of standard features will be long and that will include some of the latest tech goodies that this company has to offer. The first thing that comes to mind is FCA’s amazing infotainment system, which is arguably one of the best in the whole industry.
2020 Dodge Dakota Engines
Considering that the new 2020 Dodge Dakota is about to share a lot of things with the new Gladiator, we have no doubt that two trucks will use the same engines as well. Therefore, count on a well-known 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. We also count on a new 2.0-liter turbo-four, which comes with a mild hybrid system. This unit delivers around 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque and generally has a better performance than the V6.
Diesel Engine – Yes or No?
Considering that most rival companies are preparing diesel versions of their trucks, we could expect the same from Dodge. Of course, that should be a familiar 3.0-liter turbodiesel, the same one that powers Jeep Grand Cherokee. It delivers around 260 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Dodge Dakota Release Date and Price
We are still waiting to hear something from the officials about the new truck, though many reports suggest it could arrive already in the next year. When it comes to the price, it is hard to predict the exact tag, as we don’t know which body styles will be in the offer. Most likely, it won’t go under 25.000 dollars.