Plans have been made for the 2024 RAM Dakota, which would be coming as a mid size (pickup) truck. It would be running on V6 Pentastar engine with 3.6 liter capacity, which is found within RAM 1500. If you take a look at RAM 1500 for ideas and inspirational cues, the upcoming Dakota should be good looking, crisp, and bold. Not only the exterior would be visually entertaining and satisfying, but the interior won’t be disappointing either. Expect similar sophistication level for the upcoming Dakota, whose price is expected to set at around $26,000 as the starting price.
About 2024 Dakota
The market for the mid size truck is already tough and competitive enough, and yet RAM seems to be pretty confident about their upcoming Dakota. By resurrecting the name, they expect to get the same output and good results. The Dakota nameplate was quite popular back then, from the year of 1997 to 2011 with two generations.
However, RAM still needs ‘help’ from Jeep, the corporate sister, when it comes to components and platform. Jeep has already produced the Gladiator, which is a pickup truck version inspired from Wrangler. RAM also decides that they are going to make the Dakota as unique as possible by tweaking it as the way they want it to.
Platform and Constructions
RAM would be sharing similar platform as the Gladiator. It likely means that the Dakota would use the similar powertrain, which has been used quite widely across Stellantis products. If that’s the case, it means that the Dakota would be coming with V6 Pentastar unit of 3.6 liter capacity that is found currently in RAM 1500, Gladiator models, Grand Cherokee, (Jeep) Wrangler, and also (Chrysler) 300 models. Everyone knows how reliable the unit it.
But then again, rumor has it that there would be another engine option available. It seems that Gladiator would still inspire the Dakota with its Ecodiesel unit of 3.0 liter capacity. But whether it’s true or not, we can only wait for the company’s official release. For now, they haven’t said a word about it.
What about performance? It’s likely that the 2024 RAM Dakota would be able to generate 285 hp and 260 Nm of torque because it’s the Pentastar’s minimum performance number. Hopefully, the Dakota would also come with impressive offroad ability because RAM 1500 has one trim, dedicated for offroad performance. It’s called the Rebel.
Design and Exterior Appearance
It’s highly likely that the new Dakota would share visual similarities as RAM 1500, but in smaller size. It’s still unclear about the numbers of trims offered for the Dakota, but many auto enthusiasts are hoping to find Big Horn, Laramie, Tradesmen, Limited, and SLT for the trims. It would be even better if there is a Rebel for offroad focus dedicated.
Expect the Dakota to be tough, manly, and good looking. There should be sharp looking headlights with big grille. Dakota’s competitors (GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and Ford Ranger) comes with crew cab and extended cab. Hopefully, Dakota would also offer the same thing.
Price and Release Date
What about the launch date? Or the price tag? Dakota is designed as the 2024 model, which means that it should be arriving sometime in 2023 – the latest would close to the end of 2023. The release will likely take place in the beginning of 2023. For the price, the starting price may be around $26,000. Dakota needs to compete against other brands, whose tag price varies between 25,000 and $28,000. The price of $26,000 seems to be ideal enough. Details are still scarce, so we should wait for further release of 2024 RAM Dakota.