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It looks like the Dakota might be coming back to life according to new reports. It's probably going to be bigger than the Maverick, like a Ranger, but it'll be interesting to see what Ram can come up with.


Maybe the project to revive the Dakota or whatever Ram calls its future midsized truck isn't dead after all. An insider source now tells Automotive News that the work is still happening to give the brand a smaller pickup.

The Ram Dakota went away after the 2011 model year. Rumors were already swirling in 2012 about a return for the nameplate. Although, it never happened.

Instead of introducing a new Dakota, FCA (now Stellantis) seemed to test the waters of returning to the midsized truck segment by launching the Jeep Gladiator for the 2020 model year. In its first full year of sales, the vehicle moved 77,542 units.

Ram dealers are reportedly clamoring for a midsized truck to sell that would slot below the 1500. The desire is understandable when rivals are rapidly expanding their pickup lineups. Ford is a notable example because it's about to have a full range with the compact Maverick, midsized Ranger, the venerable F-150, and brawny Super Duty. Plus, there are new contenders like the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz unibody pickup.
 

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Only 10% of the population in the world owns a car/truck. So if US auto makers want a piece of the global market they will absolutely have to make compact cars and compact trucks .
This is where their future is . And the other 90% will very very rarely want one of our big gas guzzling vehicles with extremely high price tags on them .

But I think in today’s day and age the ram 700 if they were to introduce it into United States . Would be the right truck to compete with the maverick . Subcompact hybrid trucks are the future of countries that have five times our population. This is why I think Ford made the Maverick . To compete in other countries with the Dodge 700 and other trucks . And this why the Maverick is not made in the US . Plus it shouldn’t see tariffs .

So will Dodge bring back the Dakota or will they try to introduce a modified Ram 700 ?
I’m Liking the smaller 2 door 700 .
 

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Since it 'is' my money I am spending, and as much as I HATE Stellantis, I can't and won't ever purchase any vehicle from them, again Period! BTW, Isn't this Forum/Group about the Ford Maverick pick-up truck, I'm asking for a friend?
 

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I think I’ll let primrose answer that , it’s her post . I was just adding my two cents like you .
 
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