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Is the Dakota dead?

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Or what?
Its been a couple of years now and nothing. The only small truck that seems to be holding true for USA is the Chev Colorado and a brand-new is right around the corner. Ford as of right now, is not bringing the updated Ranger to the USA.. I just think they are just scared of pulling the trigger on the Dakota because, the Ram is selling so, well.
I see nothing wrong with a 4/6 cynl truck getting 30 Mpg or more. I would imagine it being a #1 seller if designed right. RamPage? I dont know.. They should collaberate with Honda on the next Ridgeline so, they can save a little money and have 2-options. Any more thoughts on this? Its been awhile since I have heard any news on this and thought I would bring it back up. RP :cop:
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I'm certain that Ram will wait on Ford and GM to try the mid-size the market with new products, before Ram decides to launch Dakota-replacement.
 

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There is a market for mid-size trucks in Africa, Australia and Middle East.. It is proven by why Chevy, Ford and Isuzu are developing their tucks for those markets. Even Toyota and Nissan have different trucks for those markets..

I think what Ram needs to do is to grap share in those markets, the same way Jeep is trying to grap the B-segment SUV in the South America and India...
 

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Mr.Source said:
Chrysler needs a pickup to compete against Nissans NP300 we will have it, Latin America is buying them very well, so Chrysler might soon give us a smaller pickup than the Dakota to compete in Central and South America, remember. Chrysler needs to make business and not everything in the world is USA. If that pickup comes out from the pipeline, it will also have a presence in Europe, and middle East, its not that easy, they are working on it.
Nissan & Toyota compact pickups are hot in India, Australia and the Middle East.. GM & Ford figured that out already..
 
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