The mid-sized (by American standards) Dodge Dakota pick-up was firstly launched in 1987 in Michigan. The car was set with inline gasoline "fourths" motors V6 and V8 with power from 97 to 225 HP. Dodge Dakota had a version only with single row two-door cabin, and in 1989 it came with a convertible body.
In 1997 there was a change of generations, and in 2000, the model range was supplemented with two-row cabin. The basic version of the pickup truck was equipped with inline four-cylinder engine of 2.5 liters (120 HP), and the most powerful modification had the 250-strong engine 5.9 Magnum V8. In addition, the pickup was mounted with 2.5-liter turbo, developing 114 HP. Dodge Dakota of the second generation had been launched in the US until 2004, and in Brazil until 2001.
Dodge Dakota of the third generation that was being produced in the US since 2005, was offered with two-door or four-door cabin. Originally the car was equipped with Dodge Dakota headlights and engines 3.7 V6 (210 HP) and a 4.7 V8 with a capacity of 230 or 260 HP. In 2007 Dodge Dakota received an updated look, and the V8 engine became more powerful — 302 HP. Since 2010 this truck has been sold under a separate Ram brand.