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Replying to Chrysler News: Chrysler CEO Comfirms New Dakota, More Diesels


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:31 AM

A diesel mid size Dakota would be perfect. At 6'6" tall the small trucks are too small and yet I really do not need a full size.

Here is to hoping they get a truck that has the style of the new Durango with the diesel in crew cab. That would rock. :D

Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

I'd be cool with a unibody Dak if it shares a decontented platform with the Durango/GC... but would it be small and cheap enough to successfully differentiate itself from the fullsize Ram? I'm hoping the next Dak is appreciably smaller than the recently murdered model.


Ocn's on a roll here......I was pretty much thinking the same thing....

Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:34 PM

I'd be cool with a unibody Dak if it shares a decontented platform with the Durango/GC... but would it be small and cheap enough to successfully differentiate itself from the fullsize Ram? I'm hoping the next Dak is appreciably smaller than the recently murdered model.

Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

William Maley
Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
January 13, 2012

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne on comfirmed on Wednesday that a new Ram Dakota is being worked on. Sergio also said that there was a "better than 50 percent chance" the truck will be a unibody.

Now if that seems like bad news, there is some good news. Marchionne said that diesel power in the new Dakota is a likely option. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is set to get a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 in the U.S. next year, so spreading the cost of the engine over several vehicles would be to the company’s advantage. Also rumored to get the turbodiesel is the Dodge Durango.

Source: Inside Line, Ward's Auto

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