Not confirmed yet, but rumors surrounding new Dakota are making us sure that there is bright future for this truck. It has been almost 30 years of its life, but this vehicle never was considered as a leader in its segment, or its popularity has reached top models. However, it is about to be changed with 2017 Dodge Dakota. So far we heard that a lot of improvements are prepared, all around the vehicle. Especially exterior suffers modifications, while engine options are unknown yet, but we are sure some refreshment is prepared there too.
2017 Dodge Dakota redesign
The 2017 Dodge Dakota is going to be modern pickup truck with all new features and parts. A lot of lightweight material should be used, causing weight drop of new Dakota. However, diet on that won’t affect performance, since bigger and heavier engine and other parts are expected. Also, front end is revisited and now truck is more aggressive. New grille and LED lightning are sure to be on the Dakota. Four doors layout and attractive colors additionally boost its visual appearance. It is unknown yet for how much, but seems like company will increase bed and by that, overall towing capability. Truck will have installed advanced security features, as well as infotainment. Comfort shouldn’t be questioned. New dashboard and control pane will get large display, and navigation is expected as standard feature.
2017 Dodge Dakota engine
There is no information about powertrain options for 2017 Dodge Dakota. Some sources say that platform will be shared with Fiat Doblo, so some features, as four-wheel or front-wheel drive could be developed from it. Last seen model used two different units. First was 3.7-l V6 with 210 hp, and other was 4.7-liter V8 with output of 300 horses. New Dakota should top these numbers if it wants to be seen on the market. Some sources talking about V6 Pentastar drivetrain and 9-speed automatic gearbox, while turbo-diesel four cylinder units can’t be dropped.