Undercutting Tahoe doesn’t make this vehicle something that current Durango buyers will want, because it doesn’t currently compete with Tahoe...not directly anyway. It’s a different class of vehicle, and will be much more expensive, not to mention larger. Just those two facts alone will alienate many current Durango customers. If you have data that suggests otherwise, that these customers are in large numbers looking for a larger, more expensive vehicle, then please share. I’m thinking not, but I’m willing to change my mind if someone has info to the contrary.Yes, that’s why I said they must undercut the Tahoe and make a value play or they will alienate many current Durango customers.
Yeah the XXL Yuntu styling is what stands out here. As much as Gilles was trying to sell it, it just didn't say Wagoneer. Its far too conservative for the class, and if you replace the concepts lighting setup with more mundane lighting, you lose the presence it has.I agree with this. I don't really like most retro vehicles, but a more retro, bold Wagoneer design that is instantly recognizable could have been a hit. Instead, they gave it a front end styled closer to the post-refresh Cherokee.
I honestly don't see how you can guarantee that. While there may be another Ram based bof SUV it could just as well be named Ram. Tavares may change some minds now that he's in charge. Besides, a bof Durango doesn't fit Dodge's brand image like the current Durango does.
Like the mythical Chrysler CUV and the Dodge midsize CUV/SUV, I wouldn’t hold my breath on the BOF Durango coming any time soon. Especially now with new management. Or as they say, “it’ll be here in 3 years”.First generation Durango was BOF because it shared so much with the Dakota pickup. Everything from the A-pillar forward was identical including powertrains.
A modern BOF Durango does not make sense.
I would not have expected the BOF Durango to materialize anyway. I think it was just more inside rumor like so many other products.
With Stellantis sharpening the brands before they get any product, let's hope clear minds prevail.
There is no current unibody Dakota.Another possibility is that the BOF Durango could be similar in size and price with the current unibody Dakota and share the same platform with a new rumored Ram Dakota that might share frame with Jeep Gladiator but with a solid body on both, with the Dakota being available with both quad and crew cab with the quad cab having a full 6’+ cargo box. Unlike the Gladiator, both Dakota and Durango would come std. with rwd.
Oops, I meant unibody Durango. I disagree, a Dakota would have a different suspension, a solid body, no removable roof, 2 cab choices and 2 cargo bed lengt’s and 2wd would be standard, 4WD optional And would sell for a lower price, would compete more directly with Ford Ranger and others in that class. Gladiator I believe is the most expensive mid size pu on the market, so yes I believe their would be room for the Ram Dakota without taking sales away from the Gladiator.There is no current unibody Dakota.
A BOF Dakota built alongside Gladiator would really hurt Gladiator sales. Yes, the Durango could share with that vehicle, but it does not exist yet.
I think it's that flexibility that your proposed dakota has that may undermine the Jeep.Oops, I meant unibody Durango. I disagree, a Dakota would have a different suspension, a solid body, no removable roof, 2 cab choices and 2 cargo bed lengt’s and 2wd would be standard, 4WD optional And would sell for a lower price, would compete more directly with Ford Ranger and others in that class. Gladiator I believe is the most expensive mid size pu on the market, so yes I believe their would be room for the Ram Dakota without taking sales away from the Gladiator.
"Foreigners running MT these days." The staff wasn't full of Aussies and Brits in 1996. Not that the old American staff was above criticism then. Like when they made the updated Thunderbird the '87 car of the year with a just a new nose and tail, but the '87 Daytona wasn't new enough to compete with the same amount of changes. I've been a reader since the '70s..“These days”
The Dodge Caravan was car of the year in 1996.
Compact is about size not frame construction or load rating. Toro offers a 1 ton, there was even a 1 ton compact Mitsubishi pickup.Fiat Toro is a compact size pickup, not midsize.
Ford will have the F-150, Ranger and Maverick, covering the full-size, mid-size and compact segments.
Yes, Maverick is unibody while Ranger and F-150 are BOF.
I doubt the company has the engineering skill to make another Comanche.....unibody cab and BOF bed Efficient and capable.