The curtain has risen on Ram Rampage. The brand’s Brazilian division has revealed the design of a small unibody truck in a short preview video.
As expected, the Rampage borrows many styling cues from the larger body-on-frame 1500. It features a tall, upright front end with a large ‘RAM’ logo in the center of the grille and horizontal lights with LED accents. . The bulging bonnet also resembles his 1500, and the ‘RAM TURBO’ emblem placed near the base of the A-pillar creates yet another of his visual ties between Rampage and its larger siblings. I’m here. Keep in mind, though, that we may be looking at a luxury model, and the base version of the light truck could come with a less brazen design.
The similarities between the two pickups mostly stay there. From the side, the Rampage looks more like a Fiat Toro (another unibody truck developed and marketed for Latin America) than a 1500. The C-pillar is slanted and there is no shut line between the cab and cargo box. The rear of the Rampage features a tailgate with an integrated spoiler and ‘RAM’ emblem, and a pair of vertical LED lights.
Rampage isn’t ready to reveal the structure beneath the body just yet, but unconfirmed reports say the Rampage rides an evolution of the platform that underpins models like the Dodge Hornet and Alfa Romeo Tonale. It says. At 197 inches long, 73 inches wide and 71 inches high, it is said to be about three inches shorter and two inches taller than the Ford Maverick and about the same width.
Likewise, it takes patience to find out what’s in the palette of available engines. According to the report, the Rampage will be launched with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, with a petrol-fired 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder joining the line-up later in production. It’s speculated that front-wheel drive will be standard, with all-wheel drive an option, but keep in mind that nothing is official yet.
Ram plans to unveil the Rampage in full in the coming weeks, but there’s nothing to suggest the model will go head-to-head with Maverick in the US. The brand emphasizes that the Rampage was developed for the Latin American market with input from American engineers.
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