2016 Dodge Dakota Truck Release Date, Price, Engine, Exterior – The first appearance to be made by the truck was in 1986. It was very popular and immediately entered into police and fire fighters service. Additionally, it was the only truck that used the V8 engine at the time.
The popularity has never faded ever since and was named the ‘ruck of the year’ in 2000. However, the truck is coming under immense pressure especially from Toyota and Nissan. However, with the forthcoming launch of the new 2016 Dodge Dakota, the company seeks to outshine and reclaim its lost glory.
The following review seeks to update all our readers and would-be buyers on what to expect during the launch of the new Dodge Dakota 2016 in the market.
2016 Dodge Dakota exterior
The exterior of the new 2016 Dodge Dakota is going to be based on the L200 platform which has already been confirmed. The new truck will be available as a Crew cab with four full size doors and a medium to short bed which will fit its purpose.
The anterior end will not receive major modifications to the usual Dodge’s look, however the front grille will be redesigned and will get its inspiration from the RAM. The back of the truck will mostly remain unaltered over the L200.
2016 Dodge Dakota interior
The interior of the new 2016 Dodge Dakota will suffer some major modifications in comparison to the exterior. The new design will be meant to enhancing its overall look, luxury and comfort.
The instrument panel will be redesigned to look more beautiful and clearer than before. The dashboard will be completely redesigned and the seats will come with a soft-to-touch upholstery.
The car will come with a comfortable arrangement of five people and lots of storage boxes scattered throughout the cabin.
2016 Dodge Dakota engine
Under the hood of the new 2016 Dodge Dakota will be several interesting engine options for the buyers. The base will mostly come with the 2.4L aspirated inline four from Jeep. It will be able to generate up to 190 hp and 182 pounds of torque.
The engine will come paired to a six-speed automatic transmission unit with either the FWD or the AWD. The towing capacity is approximated at 4,000 pounds for the AWD model. Another engine will be the 2.5L turbocharged diesel supplied by Mitsubishi and will deliver up to 180 hp and 300 pounds of torque.
2016 Dodge Dakota price and release date
The price tag to expect will be around 60,000 for the base 2016 Dodge Dakota model. The release date of the new truck will be towards the close of this year (2015) or early next year, whichever comes first.