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2000 Dodge MAXXcab Concept

2000 Dodge MAXXcab Concept

2000 Dodge MAXXcab Concept

Enter the Dodge MAXXcab concept truck, the world’s first Passenger Priority truck, premiering at the 2000 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. DaimlerChrysler’s Dodge MAXXcab is a true pickup truck – but one with cab-forward design and sedan-like ride, handling, space, comfort and luxury.

MAXXcab’s exterior design, with its short front and rear overhangs and cab-forward stance, reflects the appearance of semi-trucks. Its high beltline, strong body feature line, tall bumpers and large wheel flares give this concept the bold presence of a cab-over truck. While extremely roomy inside, overall length is just 2.5 inches larger than the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan.

The Dodge MAXXcab concept vehicle doubles as an office-on-wheels or as a mobile daycare center, while still offering a half-ton payload and enough bedspace for weekend projects and hobby-equipment. The bed measures 52.7 long by 56.7 wide by 24 deep – wider and deeper than today’s full-size truck boxes – and comes with an integrated picnic table and chairs for the occasional spur-of-the-moment tailgate party.

MAXXcab offers a luxurious front cabin with cream pillow-top leather-tailored seats, a sports sedan-style instrument panel with brushed aluminum details and Navy door inserts, adjustable pedals and a child-focused rear cabin.

A voice recognition system allows the driver to access the mobile office screens and the Internet for real-time weather updates, traffic information and e-mail. Voice commands also control the vehicle’s navigation and diagnostics systems and telephone.

A 4.7-liter Next Generation Magnum® V-8 engine coupled to a multi-speed electronic automatic transmission allows for a sprint to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, and a top speed of 115 mph.

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In Detail

engine Magnum V8
displacement 4700 cc / 286.8 in³
power 177.5 kw / 238.0 bhp
specific output 50.64 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 399.97 nm / 295.0 ft lbs
body / frame Steel Body over Steel Frame
driven wheels 4WD
front tires 33 x 11.50R18LT
rear tires 33 x 11.50R18LT
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18.0 x 11.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18.0 x 11.0 in
f suspension Torsion Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil over Shocks
curb weight 2404 kg / 5300 lbs
wheelbase 3360 mm / 132.3 in
front track 1600 mm / 63.0 in
rear track 1600 mm / 63.0 in
length 5156 mm / 203.0 in
width 2032 mm / 80.0 in
height 1793 mm / 70.6 in
transmission Automatic
gear ratios :1
top speed ~183.5 kph / 114.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.7 seconds