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Motor Trend says a new Dakota is coming.

Discussion in 'Rumors and General Chrysler Discussion' started by voiceofstl, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    Latest issue says it like its a done deal.
     
  2. T_690

    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    Metric ton pick up is still long way off. But yes, they are planning one.
     
  3. ShawnP

    ShawnP Active Member

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    Mike Manley has said he wants one.

    Obvious questions.

    It's due date?

    What plant gets to build it?

    How many sales are anticipated (Before the last 04 version...Dakota saw sales north of 100k for years).
     
  4. plymouth1

    plymouth1 Well-Known Member

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    I'll believe it when I see it on Dealer lots.
     
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  5. James A

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    I wouldn't expect to see it until the next decade to be honest.
     
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  6. Ryan

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    MotorTrend doesn’t know as much as they pretend to.
     
  7. freshforged

    freshforged Well-Known Member

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    Same as it ever was.
     
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    Milkman123 Active Member

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    With Chrysler's time lines on new product the demand will be gone before they hit the streets.
     
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  9. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    Dave posted an article from Car and Driver about it yesterday.
     
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    Let's hope it is a lot better looking than last version of Dak. - which was horrible. :eek:
     
  11. Adventurer55

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    I have never figured out how you could go from having the absolute best looking midsize truck ever, then instead of just evolving it, go with that ugly as sin thing. I only hope that whoever designed that is nowhere near a design studio. Knowing Chrysler the way I do, that person was probably promoted.
     
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  12. Adventurer55

    Adventurer55 Well-Known Member

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    That my friend is what happens when you continue to push new models farther and farther into the future. There becomes no room to re-enter old markets because you're always playing catch up. This company simply wasted resources on the former leader's pet project that has never came close to paying any dividends, yet. Maybe with Jeep's help they can finally recoup their investment.
     
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    Blame Daimler.
    For everything!!! They ran the company into the ground.
     
  14. Adventurer55

    Adventurer55 Well-Known Member

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    So you're telling me that a German designed and approved that truck?
     
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    Adventurer55 Well-Known Member

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    Someone told somebody that the Dodge Maxxcab was the future of trucks. And the last generation of Dakota was hatched. I saw that truck at the auto show. I said to myself at the time, if this is the direction of Dodge trucks, Lord help us.
     
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    Dieter and Wolfgang approved it.
     
  17. Adventurer55

    Adventurer55 Well-Known Member

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    But neither designed it. I'll assume from the lack of comments that this person is either someone you know, or still works for the company. No one even surfaces on internet searches as whose claim to no fame this was, but yet if one looks at the 2009 Ram or 2019 Ram designers their name is easy to find. This ugliness single handily wiped out the Durango and Dakota. The Durango survived, but the Dakota has been MIA for almost 10 years now. Had someone had the wherewithal to update the interior, redo the front and sides a bit, plus install a Pentastar it would've survived. But that isn't the Germans fault, and they wouldn't have had to start from scratch either.
     
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  18. freshforged

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    Daimler, IIRC.
    ed...Oops, day late and a dollar short.../ed
     
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    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    How long have you worked for FCA? Who do you know in the Design Studio?
     
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    If it comes out will they really be stupid enough to call it Ram Dakota? The vast majority of people still don't know someone made the stupid decision to make a model name a brand.
     
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