Dodge Announces Pricing for 1998 Dakota R/T: - AUBURN HILLS, Mich.,
January. 7 1998 -- Dodge Division of Chrysler Corporation today
released pricing for the 1998 Dodge Dakota R/T compact pickup. The
Dakota R/T Regular Cab will be priced at $19,850, while the Dakota
R/T Club Cab will be $22,060. Both prices include destination.
The Dakota R/T is a limited edition "street truck" fashioned off of
the already-popular Dakota pickup. The vehicle features a
250-horsepower 5.9-liter Magnum V-8 engine, oversized 17-inch
wheels, lowered suspension, performance-tuned dual exhaust and many
other performance enhancements. Dakota R/T will be offered in
two-wheel drive configuration only.
"We're really excited to be able to do a vehicle like the Dakota
R/T," said Dodge General Manager Ray Fisher. "Sure, it's a bit of a
departure from the norm for trucks, but that's what Dodge is all
about." The Dakota R/T will be built alongside the rest of the
Dakota family at Chrysler's Dodge City Assembly Plant in Warren,
The vehicles will begin arriving in Dodge dealerships in early
Spring of 1998.