2019 Dodge Dakota Pickup, Release Date, Price, and Redesign. The 2019 Dodge Dakota is a synergy from Chrysler and their pickup truck brand RAM (formerly Dodge truck division). This pickup is also one of the early pioneers of body-on construction in its respective genre and has been a top-seller amidst Chevrolet S10 and Ford Ranger. The fact that it got discontinued in 2011 is quite unsettling and also disheartening for pickup truck fanatics. The news about a new generation (4th gen in specific) Dodge Dakota has been spreading like wildfire and everybody seems to be excited about this prospect. According to rumors, this new-gen Dodge Dakota will be based on the same body platform. Experts predict that significant changes will be brought on various parameters like drivetrain, styling and overall styling.
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 The last version was discontinued in 2011, due to slow sales and outdated design.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.
2019 Dodge Dakota Premium Style and Strong Small Pickup Truck
The new generation changes on both exterior and interior will be dramatic, as per rumors. The outer body will wear modern design elements like chrome embellishments, LED lighting, hood decal and several others. The grille is suspected to get chrome embellishments along with a crosshair styling. The front bumper will get sporty metallic highlights. Aluminum alloy wheels might range as 18 and 20-inches in size options.
The interior cabin will sport new-gen changes. The premium satin chrome trims will be featured on the dashboard, center console and door panels. The seats will get height-adjustable head restraints and lumbar support.
Upgrades on the Powertrain
The previously used 2 powertrains will be carried over in the 4th generation 2019 Dodge Dakota. The 3.7 L Magnum V6 engine will come as standard along with a 6-speed manual transmission. This engine is set to undergo revisions and is expected to produce outputs of more than 210 HP and 239 lb-ft torque. Improvements in engine outputs will even cater towing capacity to top out at 5,300 lbs. Fuel economy is expected to see improvements and the official figures might go out as 23 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on highways and 25 mpg on a combined basis.
The 4.7 L V8 should come as an optional engine of the 2019 Dodge Dakota. With this engine’s improved output figures staying close to 265 HP and 330 lb-ft torque, the towing capacity is suspected to increase up to 7,400 lbs. The new models come with a front wheel drive as standard and all-wheel drive will come as optional.
Drivetrain and Chassis
The 2019 Dodge Dakota rumors also hold that the 4th generation model will be focused towards off-road capabilities. This would involve 2019 Dodge Dakota to incorporate electronically locking rear differential and a front sway bar.
Significant upgrades are to be done on the suspension system. The front units could use MacPherson Independent struts and rear suspensions might integrate leaf spring with gas-pressurized dampers along with a stabilizer bar.
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. 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. 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 Price and Availability
The pricing will see increments and stay around the mark of $35,000. Dealerships could get the new 2019 Dodge Dakota during the last quarters of this year.