It’s coming, simply not for us.
Stellantis just lately took the wraps off the 2024 Ram Rampage. Nevertheless, earlier than you get excited on the prospect of a brand new rival to Ford’s common Maverick, know that this upcoming small pickup truck gained’t be bought in North America. At the least for the brief and medium time period, Rampage shall be unique to Argentina and Brazil.
As with different Stellantis automobiles just like the Charger and Challenger, Rampage is a reputation from the previous, this time from a small pickup that was produced within the early Nineteen Eighties and based mostly on the profitable Omni hatchback.
Just like the 80s Rampage, the 2024 model employs unibody development versus the extra widespread body-on-frame design. While you see its exterior styling, you may fairly simply inform that a lot of it was penned in the USA. It seems like a pint-sized model of the wildly common Ram 1500 full-size truck.
The cabin adopts a special design motif that’s tailor-made to swimsuit the wants of its market. As a substitute of a giant, portrait-oriented infotainment show like on the Ram 1500, the Rampage adopts a extra conventional widescreen panorama unit. General, no less than based mostly on the few teaser images supplied by Stellantis, the cabin appears to take after the Dodge Hornet versus the corporate’s different Ram and Jeep merchandise.
The engine additionally comes from Stellantis’ North American steady. It’s the two.0-liter “Hurricane” turbocharged 4-cylinder present in fashions just like the Jeep Compass and Wrangler. That’s mainly all we all know concerning the drivetrain. If we needed to guess, count on the motor to output nearer to the 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque out there within the Wrangler versus the 200 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of the Compass.
Full specs and pricing shall be out there nearer to the truck’s late-2023 on-sale date. As Rampage was designed particularly for the South American market, we count on beginning costs to be comparatively reasonably priced.
The 2024 Rampage has all of the makings of being an absolute dwelling run within the areas the place it will likely be bought. Given the recognition of the equally sized Ford Maverick, we marvel why a model of this little rig isn’t slated for a North American launch. Perhaps if there’s sufficient clamoring from most of the people, the powers that be at Stellantis will rethink.
2024 Ram Rampage Gallery
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