Unveiled: New Dodge Dakota’s

Images of the new Dodge Dakota’s from the Chrysler Group have surfaced onto the internet, maybe a bit earlier than expected. The new Dakota will sport a fresh look inside and out. If you’re big fans of boxy cars, then the new Dakota should be right along your list, with a new edged off crosshair grill like found in most of Dodge’s new line-up. Under the hood, the base engine is a 3.7-Liter V6 which outputs 210-horsepowers. Also optional is a 4.7-Liter FlexFuel V8 which has the ability to output more than 290-horsepower. Want to tow? No worries, the new Dakota has a maximum towing capacity of up to 7,000 pounds!

And according to Kicking Tires, the new Dakota will feature a standard remote starter. Yes, standard. Who really likes Dodge trucks now anyways? The new redesign seems to not symbolize any change to the Dodge brand and still has that plastic, cheap feel just by looking at photos, imagine what consumers will feel when they step into one. However, the good news is that the price should be “Dodge-priced”, meaning that it will be mostly affordable, but then, I could buy a new, more popular Ford F-Series for the same price rather than a Dodge.

And is it enough to compete with the new Tundra as well as the award-winning Silverado? I think not.

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Videos: Bread and Butter Minivans from DCX

Above is the introductory video to the unveil of the new minivans from Daimler Chrysler group, or officially known as “Bread and Butter” vehicles. My first initial impressions is that Chrysler seems to be heading the right direction while Dodge isn’t. Both of the minivans sport an appearance that looks good when in action, but somehow, it just doesn’t appeal to me when they’re static. And from the side, it looks a bit like the Mazda MPV.

Continue reading for both of the promotional videos from Daimler Chrysler.

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First Look at the DCX “Mini”-Vans

Unfortunately, Daimler Chrysler could not put wraps on its upcoming minivan, which was said to have a more distinct and sportier look. Um… scratch that. The minivans you see here seems like official images that were sent to me by a CNS reader. You may notice that many websites have already been asked to remove the picture per request by DCX, hopefully that won’t happen here.

As you can see from the images, the new design isn’t particularly that great and has an extremely boxy look to shape. The lines don’t flow like the new Honda Odyssey or the Toyota Sienna. Hopefully the interior will inspire us more. Come on, Chrysler, even the Koreans got it right the first time.

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Dodge Releases the Beast Within

After Road&Track did an oops, we decided that we should do the same. Sometimes it’s just better to screw the embargo, that’s why we’re bringing you images of Dodge’s new trick under the hood. The better than before Viper SRT-10 for 2008, which boasts an extra 90 horsepowers under the hood, making the total power a fabulous 600hp. The new V10 will upgrade from 8.3-Liters to 8.4 with some tweaking here and there, all controlled by a new 6-speed TR6060 gearbox for a higher torque capacity.

Why not read on for more images as well as the press release, that’s right, the press release.

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Wallpapers: New STARTECH Performance Vehicles

Here is what you’ve been waiting for, Dodge lovers. The new STARTECH performance kits for the Caliber and the Nitro. Also, I’ve added new wallpapers of the STARTECH Jeep Compass. Continue reading for the link to wallpapers.

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Videos: Chrysler “Replaced” Commercials

It looks like the Chrysler group has been introducing its series of “Replaced” commercials, in which a rival car is replaced by vehicles from Chrysler for comparison. It’s funny because all the vehicles replaced in these commercials are Japanese brands. Some example vehicles include the Toyota Avalon, and the Nissan Pathfinder.

Anyways, enjoy the videos by continuing reading this post. The first video shows a Toyota Avalon being replaced by the 300, the second features a Toyota Sienna minivan replaced by the Dodge Grand Caravan, and the final video shows a Nissan Pathfinder being replaced by the Jeep Commander.

If it was me, I would never choose a Chrysler over the competing cars. They have bad sense of build quality and such, but that’s just my opinions, so don’t be hating. My mom used to own a Chrysler so…

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Dodge Avenger and Minivans Confirmed

Sources tell us that the Chrysler Group is planning to begin selling the Avenger by September 1rst of next year, which also leads to the production of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan minivans. The current outgoing minivan will stop selling by the middle of May of next year.

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3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by CarNewsSite - November 23, 2006 at 6:20 pm

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