We’ve been following several rumors for months about the Ram Dakota, which could make a comeback as a compact truck to battle the Ford Maverick. However, only a few renderings and verbal hints from Stellantis employees have come to light. Now our hopes are high again, as there are new 2024 Lambda Kota cues to appreciate.
Is 2024’s Ram Dakota on the way?
Perhaps Stellatis could work on a new compact truck like the 2024 Ram Dakota to take on the incredibly popular Ford Maverick. Pickup Truck Talk shared that it has received cues about a new concept truck that will debut in March.
When asked, Ram CEO Mike Koval Jr. shared that he was thinking of showing a smaller version of the Ram truck at the March dealer meeting. to measure response.
You can decide its future based on whether they feel they can sell a small truck. I think the fierce competition will sell like hot cakes.
And if the Dakota makes a comeback as a medium-duty truck, it could fill a void in the industry. Ram currently doesn’t have trucks to fight Ford He Ranger or Toyota He Tacoma. Additionally, the Jeep He may offer a more comfortable and practical option than the Gladiator.
What do we know about Dakota?
Official specs and information about the 2024 Ram Dakota have yet to be released. A few spy shots of the new Ram 1200 float, but heavily covered in camouflage.
The Ram Dakota could be a rebadged model of the 1200. We don’t have the Ram 1200 in America, but we were able to enjoy its cousin, similar to the Toyota Hilux and Toyota Tacoma in other countries.
Based on the latest batch of spy shots, the potential Lambdakota looks like a medium truck. Both options support electrification.
Interestingly, the smaller truck is no match for any current Ram model. Same round headlights as the Jeep Commander and Jeep Renegade.
So are we seeing a new Jeep Renegade truck? At the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari was the Jeep Renegade concept truck.
How much power does Dakota have in 2024?
A potential 2024 Lambda Kota has a lot of engine potential. But we are interested in the Dodge Hornet’s powertrain. It uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 265 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
The Dodge Hornet PHEV uses a turbocharged 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor and a 15.5 kWh battery pack to develop 288 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Boasting up to 30 miles of electric range on a single charge, it enters Ford Maverick Hybrid territory.
However, while the Dodge Hornet PHEV can be paired with AWD, the Ford Maverick Hybrid cannot. It has a capable and sporty advantage.
The Hornet GT starts at under $30,000, making it the fastest and most affordable option in its class. Perhaps the Dodge Dakota will use Renegade and Hornet parts to offer an affordable, functional and practical option.
We’ll keep an eye out for further clues. Hopefully Mike Koval will let us know how his March meeting goes.