The possibility that the 2017 Dodge RAM Dakota appears on the market, attracting great attention. Some sources indicate that by 2019, Ford Ranger return to the US market. The appearance of these two models to the US market would significantly alter the current, devastating picture. In fact, for many years, the American car manufacturer do not have on offer a mid-size pickup models, for the base market. Keywords in this segment lead models from Japanese manufacturers. The return of 2017 Dakota and Ford Ranger models in the US market, would fundamentally change the balance of power in this segment.
RAM Dakota has inherited Dodge Dakota pickup. In fact, it just renamed, in 2011, when the RAM is separated from the Dodge brand company. Because of poor quality, high fuel consumption and poor performance, the pickup had collapsed. It was withdrawn from production, but not forgotten. The lack of offers mid-size pickup models, this brand has launched a large number of speculations and rumors about a possible return Dakota model. Certainly, 2017 Dodge RAM Dakota must arrive with a significant improvement over the previous model.
2017 Dodge RAM Dakota Design
RAM operates under the auspices of the FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) group. The Group offers pickup models, just in the mid-size class. RAM 750 and Fiat Strada, are sold on South American market. Fiat also announced the new 2017 Fiat Toro, and 2017 Fiat Fullback pickup models. In addition, it is announced a Jeep pickup model. The Jeep brand also operates in the FCA group. So the rumors about the return of 2017 Dodge Ram Dakota in the US market have a particular background. It is assumed that the new Dakota pickup could be modeled on some of these models. Also, there is a possibility that the RAM will release into a serial production, pickup based model Dodge (RAM) Rampage concept.
As a possible time of return to the market, 2017 Dodge Ram Dakota models mentioned in the last quarter of 2016. In essence, the new model will be completely different from its predecessor. In addition to the modified design, are expected and improve the performance and use of new-generation powertrains.
The design of the new Dakota pickup should take traits of two concept models. These are the Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco and Jeep Gladiator Concept. This pickup is known as “Baby RAM”, which points to its structure. By all accounts, 2017 Dakota will represent a smaller version of the full-size Ram pickup truck model. The look of the vehicle will be modern. Aggressive stance will dominate. We should expect aggressive look of the front of the vehicle, as well as modern and high quality interior. Certainly, the new Dakota will use a new platform. It is assumed that the 2017 Dodge RAM Dakota possess exceptional performance and “lifestyle truck” characteristics.
2017 RAM Dakota Specs
The biggest problem of the previous model was a bad fuel economy, and poor performance. He used the base 3.7-liter V6 engine with 210 horsepower, and the 4.7-liter V8 engine with 302 horsepower. In order to satisfy the desires of a new model and customer standards, must be promoted. The main improvement is related to performance and better EPA ratings. As stated, the goal of the company is that 2017 Dakota has EPA ratings of 30 mpg.
The use of modern, lightweight alloy would significantly reduce the weight of vehicles. Also, the new design will improve the car’s aerodynamics. These are only a starting point toward achieving the goal, improving fuel economy. Certainly not to be expected that the 2017 Ram Dakota possess the same powertrains as the previous model. As a solution, referred to extremely economical engines Chrysler the company, the new generation. First of all mentioned exceptional V6 and V8 engines to power the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. These engines are extremely efficient, powerful and economical. It also mentioned the possibility of 2017 Dodge RAM Dakota Diesel models. This model could possess super economical 3.0-liter V6 engine EcoDiesel.