New Ram Dakota Confirmed, Diesel May Arrive
According to Inside Line, Marchionne used the Detroit Auto Show to explain that the vehicle could have a unibody construction. The executive said that there is a “better than 50-percent change” for this to happen.
This might limit some of the truck’s off-roading abilities, but, at the same time, allows it to increase its efficiency and also offer handling closer to that of cars. In addition to that, Marchionne let it slip that the new Dakota could receive a diesel unit, which would be borrowed from the Jeep Grand Cherokee - it was recently announced that the SUV will receive a diesel for the US market.
Marchionne didn't mention anything about a launch schedule for the vehicle, but the new Dakota is expected to arrive on the marker late next year, or in early 2014.