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Ram Truck Boss Won't Commit To New Midsize Pickup

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edited September 2014 in Ram

imageRam Truck Boss Won't Commit To New Midsize Pickup

Reid Bigland, Chrysler's new president and CEO of Chrysler's Ram truck brand, said he doesn't see a business case for a Dakota-replacing midsize pickup in the Ram lineup.

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    agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    Why am I not surprised. I have said for a while that the cost of a car is not in the raw materials (steel, glass, plastic) but in the assembly and electronic features demanded by the current market. Therefore it costs almost as much to make a midsize truck as a fullsize.
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    guanoguano Member Posts: 0
    I strongly believe the Dakota would still be around today if they didn't let a retarded brain donor redesign it in 2004. Every Dakota before that was beautiful and desirable. But hey, the industry is about profits, not what I think is cool.
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    themandarinthemandarin Member Posts: 436
    Nice tie
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    doss1doss1 Member Posts: 4
    Instead of dropping that diesel motor in the Jeep liberty and Cherokee, they should have found a way to make it compatible in the Dakota. A 3.0liter 6 cylinder diesel motor in a small pickup would move up their midsize truck sales and wouldn't infringe on the Cummins much larger 6 in the Ram. I would jump to buy something of the like.
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