After it has been off the market for several years now, a brand-new 2020 Dodge Dakota has been keenly anticipated among its fans. According to some recent rumors and speculations, this popular mid-size truck could be seen in the market in a year or two as a 2020 model. It will be largely based on its Wrangler pickup cousin, sharing even its engine options under the hood.
- a brand-new design language,
- possible brand-new transmission,
- powerful V6 and V8 engine choices
- lots of details still not confirmed
As we have already mentioned, the 2020 Dodge Dakota will be largely inspired by its relative Jeep Wrangler, which means that these two pickups should share some styling cues as well. The new Dakota should also ride on a body-on-frame architecture and seem much more modern and attractive than its predecessor. The fans will definitely have the chance to notice its bolder and a bit aggressive exterior design, especially in the front fascia where this mid-size pickup truck is going to show a redesigned chrome grille, a sportier bumper and its HID headlights with LED daytime running lamps. The truck will probably stand on standard 18-inch wheels, although this hasn’t been confirmed yet. Be that as it may, the upcoming Dakota should offer a brand-new and eye-catching design language and it will be a great choice for your working tasks, everyday traffic jams and off-road adventures. The carmaker should also improve its suspension system and aerodynamics, which will significantly boost the overall performance.
Although little has been known of the interior of the 2020 Dodge Dakota, this truck should provide a functional, spacious and comfortable cabin. It should perfectly accommodate up to five adult passengers on its cozy seats, covered in high-quality materials, especially in higher trim levels. Speaking of higher trims, they should also provide seats that are heated and power-adjustable. These minor changes and updates don’t include its overall comfort only. The new Dakota should also show some better equipment in terms of technology and safety. Besides a color information display in the instrument cluster, a driver should expect a larger infotainment touch-screen in the center console that should provide some of the latest high-tech options and connectivity features.
The 2020 Dodge Dakota will definitely offer more than one engine option under its hood and at the moment two of them have been largely speculated. The first one could come with a 2.0-liter turbo-four shared with Wrangler. Such an engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, should deliver the output of 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Another option includes a 3.6-liter V6 while those top trim levels could receive a powerful 4.7-liter or some other V8 choice. Also, a brand-new nine-speed automatic could be offered, but we hope for more official information soon.
2020 Dodge Dakota Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2020 Dodge Dakota is definitely a mystery at the moment and the price details haven’t been confirmed either. However, it is believed that the price of this truck should start under $30,000.