12 Facts About Dodge Dakota


Dodge Dakota, known as the Ram Dakota for the final two years of production, is a mid-size pickup truck from Chrysler's Ram division.

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The Dodge Dakota was the first mid-size pickup with an optional V8 engine.

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Dodge Dakota was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2000.

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Dodge Dakota was the first pickup truck with rack and pinion steering.

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The Dodge Dakota Warrior was made to resemble the Warlock trim from the late 1970s.

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Second-generation Dakota began development in 1991, with an exterior design proposal by Dennis Myles under design director John R Starr being approved in mid-1993 and frozen for production in January 1994,30 months ahead of Job 1.

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The 1997 model year Dodge Dakota was unveiled via press release in the summer of 1996 and built from July 1996 through July 2004.

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Also in 1998, the Dodge Dakota R1 was released for production in Brazil through the efforts of a small team known as Truck Special Programs and featured a base four-cylinder engine and offered a 2.

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The Dodge Dakota is built at the Warren Truck Assembly plant in Warren, Michigan.

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Facelifted third-generation Dodge Dakota was unveiled at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show as a 2008 model.

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The Dodge Dakota received another facelift and interior upgrade along with a few other upgrades, including built-in cargo-box utility rails, heated bench seats, best-in-class towing, the largest and longest standard bed in the class, and the largest mid-size truck cab.

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Third-generation Dodge Dakota was discontinued in 2011, with the last unit coming off the assembly line on August 23,2011, ending the truck's 25-year run.

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