Famous Dodge’s truck, the well known Dakota, has been produced since 1987 and now the automaker is planning to release the new 2016 Dodge Dakota truck.
Exterior and interior design
It is expected that the new 2016 Dodge Dakota truck comes with smaller cargo space, improved luxurious interior and new standard and safety features. Exterior of the new model will be based on the L200 but it will also get some unique touches which have been borrowed probably from the RAM design. This refers to the headlights and front grille, while the rear part will likely remain unchanged. It will be available just as a CrewCab with four full size doors. Also, the new 2016 Dodge Dakota truck will come slightly longer than its predecessor. Even the cargo will be lower than before; it will be still able to transport large amounts of cargo. When we are talking about the interior of the new truck, we have to say that the both aesthetic and functional terms will be improved. The cabin will be made of the highest quality materials to ensure comfortable and pleasant ride. Also, the new Dakota will get improved technology features like: new cruise control, audio player, LCD display, new navigation system, ABS, windshield defrosters, functional steering wheel and many more.
2016 Dodge Dakota truck powertrain
It is still unknown what we shall find under the hood of the new 2016 Dodge Dakota truck. Most likely it will be the powertrain similar to its competitors on the market. According to some sources the new Dakota will get a V6 engine with four cylinders. This power unit is capable to generate up to 210 horsepower. It will be matted to either a 5-speed or a 6-speed transmission. The automaker is planning to improve fuel economy and to achieve average consumption of 30 mpg. Probably there will be more engine options for the new Dakota. One of them is and a 2.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine which is capable to deliver around 180 horsepower and more than 300 lb-ft of torque.
Pricing and release date
The new 2016 Dodge Dakota truck is expected to cost around $60,000 and its most important competitors will be Ford Ranger, Toyota Tundra
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