Just a few years before the redesigned Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon marked the resurrection of the mid-size truck class, few models left the US market. Among discontinued models was the Dodge Dakota (the Ram Dakota in the last two production years). About the same time, Ford also ended production of the Ford Ranger for the US market. However, with the growing demand for the mid-size models, Ford made the decision to return the Ranger the stateside.
The rumors suggesting that FCA is also considering the come-back of the Dakota nameplate. This model has, however, been rumored for the return since its discontinuation. The brand, on the other hand, confirmed the Wrangler-based truck but this model seems also to be delayed for the 2019 model year. So, we don’t see any proof that Dakota nameplate will return as the 2018 Dodge Dakota but let’s see what the rumors suggest.