Chrysler is set to end production of the Dodge Dakota midsize pickup truck as early as Tuesday, August 23, according to the Detroit News.
The Dakota's days have been numbered since Chrysler announced its 2010-2014 business plan in November 2009, but the move seems to be coming earlier than expected.
The Dodge Dakota isn't the only domestic small truck that will end production this year. Ford will close the assembly plant where the Ranger compact pickup is built by December.
The Dodge Dakota first went on sale in 1986 as a 1987 model, creating the midsize truck segment as an alternative to compact and full-size pickups. The current Dakota is the third-generation of the pickup.
Chrysler says it continues to research a small "lifestyle" pickup but has yet to announce when or if it will go on sale.