Ram has been working on a new midsize pickup truck for a while, which was expected to revive the Dakota name. But now we have bad news, since it’s being reported that plans for a new Ram Dakota have been canceled.
Sources within Stellantis, the new company formed by the merger of Fiat Chrysler and Group PSA, recently revealed the news to GM Authority. The new Ram Dakota was expected to share its platform with the Jeep Gladiator, including its 3.6-liter V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission.
It’s not known why Stellantis killed the plans for the Ram Dakota, which would have been a great rival to the Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger and the Nissan Frontier.