The first Dodge Dakota was introduced in 1986, as a 1987 model. Finally, the new 2016 Dodge Dakota will be launched on the market with its new and refreshed look during this year. Since the sale of the previous model was sufficiently poor and with very low status among the other pickup trucks on the American market, the company will redesign the new Dakota to increase the sale of this model. Big changes will be on the exterior, so the new 2016 Dodge Dakota can look more attractive and powerful, but also more aggressive. It’s expected that this model will have a fuel economy improvement.
There are speculations about the engine of the 2016 Dodge Dakota, since the company hasn’t yet revealed the information about it. So, it’s assumed that under the hood will be a V-8 engine with 4 -cylinder, with power to deliver up to 210 hp. There will be 5-speed or 6-speed transmission. The company will make a huge effort to improve fuel economy and to achieve that the average consumption be around 30 mpg.
Compared to the previous model, this 2016 Dodge Dakota pickup truck will be more modern and attractive. It should be a little longer and the weight will be increased, but regardless on it, the fuel economy appears to be improved. The grille will be redesigned and headlights will be more streamlined. The body and the bumpers, front and rear will be the same color. Trailer wise, it will be slightly lower comparing with the previous model, but the door will be easier to open and it’ll still be able to carry large amounts of luggage.
The company of this pickup truck will invest in modern requirements, so the interior design will get more extravagant look. Seats at the new 2016 Dodge Dakota will be made with modern materials, providing comfortable and attractive aesthetic look. There will be some new features, for example, audio player, LCD display, navigation system, air conditioning, windshield defrosters, functional steering wheel and so on…
2016 Dodge Dakota price and release date
The release date and the price are still not official yet, but it’ll maybe be launched in the fall of 2015. It’s assumed that the price for the 2016 Dodge Dakota will be around $ 60,000. Production of this mid-truck will be in Mexico.
Although the new 2016 Dodge Dakota is pretty much redesigned, there’ll be fierce rivals to this new pickup truck, and the biggest competitors are Toyota Tundra, Ford Ranger and Ford F-150.