2017 Dodge Dakota Performance, Engine, Interior
Retired models from Dodge, Dakota, shall get an all new look as the manufacturer plans to release it as 2017 model. This new model has undergone 3 generation, with existence of 24 years, from 1987-2011. The low rate of sales by the last generation was the major reason why Dodge manufacturer has stopped further production. The model has had a very significant role in the segment of mid-sized pickup truck and the Company hopes that 2017 Dodge Dakota will repeat the success of its predecessors.
2017 Dodge Dakota Exterior design
According to the published information from Chrysler Group, this new model will be built on a unibody platform. The new life for Dakota shall characterize a completely new look, high-quality and rich interior as well as great output parameters. According to the preliminary presentations, this new model shall be much more similar to Ridgeline models which produce Honda Motor Company. Dimensionally, the 2017 Dodge Dakota will be slightly longer as compared to its predecessors and quite heavy heavier, which isn’t the case with the competitive models. The changes shall ensure good performance when it comes to fuel consumption. Passenger safety and stability are a priority. Some drastic measures have been taken to restyle the front of this vehicle; grille and headlights which will receive a new design so as to help in rounding up the aerodynamics of this vehicle
2017 Dodge Dakota Interior design
Modern technology continues to demand its place and the interior design of the new Dakota will not be an exception. The truck’s cabin will be spacious and comfortable. In addition, it will be built of very high-quality materials. The infotainment system shall just complement a pleasant feeling while driving. Features in interior include an audio player with a high-quality sound system, the cruise control, multi-functional steering-wheel, navigation, safety systems and many more.
2017 Dodge Dakota Engine and performance
Power train segment of the 2017 Dodge Dakota is still top secret information. Although it’s unknown, expectations are that the line-up of engines shall consist of 3.7Litres V6 power unit for the base versions and a 4.7litres V8 as a more powerful unit. This shouldn’t be surprise because the engines are quite similar to those in the competing models. Basic engine shall be capable of producing up to 210 hp. The engine will be paired together with either an automatic five-speed transmission or a manual with six-speed transmission. The priority is to provide a more efficient truck and the manufacturer still working on the improvements in this domain. They shall try to also provide an average fuel consumption rate of 30 mpg. Also, there will be both petrol and diesel variants in the engine.
2017 Dodge Dakota Price and release date
The 2017 Dodge Dakota will be released in the last quarter of 2016 while sales are anticipated to begin early 2017. The estimated price for the basic model should be around $ 25,000, while the top equipped model shall cost twice as much than the basic model.