The forthcoming 2023 Dodge Dakota SRT is about to happen, according to the latest reports. However, we think it won’t happen anytime soon. First of all, we are still waiting for the regular Dakota to hit the dealerships. SRT is an impressive variant and it is a serious project to work on. Moreover, Stellantis won’t provide SRT treatment to every vehicle in the lineup.
Dakota will have to establish great sales and also complete some other important tasks. Anyway, Dakota SRT is a rumor and it is an interesting one. It would be so interesting and cool to see Dakota SRT pickup on the roads. It would compete with Ford Ranger Raptor and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about this model.
2023 Dakota SRT Renderings
The new 2023 Dodge Dakota SRT will look incredibly sporty and aggressive. As for the regular Dakota, it will look closer to the Ram 1500 pickup truck. On the other hand, Dakota will be smaller and will have a few unique characteristics. Nonetheless, the design language is virtually the same, and the two vehicles will have sharper lines and features in common.
A bigger trapezoidal grille and new LED headlights will be added to the front fascia. As for the SRT variant, it will probably borrow a lot of cues from other SRT models, mostly from Jeep and Dodge. The renderings are showing an attention-grabbing pickup truck with a lower stance and an athletic stance. Still, there is no info regarding this model and its specs. See it for yourself.
Possible Engine Options
This should be a no-brainer. The 2023 Dodge Dakota SRT will certainly deploy a familiar 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine. This unit also powers the famous Durango SRT SUV. This unit comes with a supercharger and it develops up to 710 horsepower. Moreover, it provides 645 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed TorqShift transmission is available and Dakota SRT will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds.
This sounds totally unrealistic, so some other reports are predicting other engine options. Of course, we are talking about a 6.4-liter V8 that powers Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV. It is a less potent unit but it is a more probable outcome. This V8 output generates 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
The 2023 Dodge SRT will surely introduce a very modern and sporty cabin design. For a start, we expect to see a relatively new 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the next-generation Uconnect5 system. This software, according to Stellantis, is five times quicker than the current Uconnect system.
Everything, including the switch panels, is oriented towards the driver. The pickup truck will probably introduce a new steering wheel, red highlights, and leather seats with Alcantara accents.
2023 Dodge Dakota SRT Launch Date
In our honest opinion, the 2023 Dodge Dakota SRT won’t arrive in the next couple of years. Moreover, it is a question if this model will ever happen. We must admit that it would be cool to see Dakota SRT pickup truck, competing with Ford’s Raptor variant. Anyway, some reports are saying the 2023 Dakota SRT will go on sale at some point next year.