Ram Dakota successor confirmed, diesel engine possible - report

 Ram Dakota successor confirmed, diesel engine possible - report
2011 Ram Dakota - 11.1.2012

Might have unibody construction

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed plans to build a new Ram Dakota (formerly Dodge Dakota).

Speaking to journalists at the North American International Auto Show, Marchionne said there is a "better than 50-percent chance" the model will have unibody construction. This will likely upset the purists, but it could enable the truck to be lighter and more fuel efficient.

Engine options remain a mystery, but the executive hinted there could be a diesel engine from the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

There's no word on when the Dakota will be launched, but previous reports have indicated it could show up in late 2013 or early 2014.

Source: Inside Line

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hemi SRT engine, may I ?
Jan 11, 2012 9:03 pm
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Jan 11, 2012 8:14 pm
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Plug in diesel hybrids would be awesome. Maybe 40mpg?
Jan 11, 2012 6:19 pm
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Now that would be some truck, it would be competing with sedans for efficiency and the electric motor could be used as a form of generator for the work site, or backup power supply for important services and emergencies.
Jan 11, 2012 6:28 pm
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NIce... diesel is the smartest choice!... hope to see more diesels around in light pick-ups
Jan 11, 2012 3:48 pm
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