Ram is making waves in the South American market with the upcoming launch of their latest creation, the 2024 Ram Rampage. The mono-block pickup truck is set to be a game-changer for the brand and the region, with Ram engineers in Auburn Hills, Michigan, collaborating to develop the vehicle.
Caught testing in Metro Detroit this week, the Rampage looks right at home here in the North American market. As a mono-block pickup truck, meaning the bed and cab are connected, it shares many of its underpinnings with the Brazilian-built Jeep® Commander (H1) D-SUV. In addition, the Rampage has unique springs and shock absorbers recalibrated to handle its greater weight and dimensions.
Ram Brazil has recently unveiled teaser images of its upcoming Rampage pickup truck, showcasing a design inspired by the Ram 1500. The new compact unibody pickup is set to be comparable in size to the immensely popular Ford Maverick. However, while the Rampage is expected to be slightly shorter than the Maverick by 2 inches, it will be marginally wider by 0.2 inches and sit higher by 2.1 inches.
Upon examining the prototype, the vehicle is equipped with dual exhausts, indicating that the turbocharged 2.0-liter GME-T4 inline-four-cylinder engine likely powers it. Furthermore, as E100 fuel is commonly used in Brazil, this engine variant is expected to be compatible with ethanol fuel.
The GME-T4 engine is already being used in the Brazilian market in the Jeep® Wrangler (JL), which currently produces 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. This puts the Rampage in the same league as the Maverick’s turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-four-cylinder engine, which delivers 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Rampage is expected to launch with four trims, including the entry-level Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, and Rebel Night Edition. Judging by the Scorpion all-terrain tires, it is likely that this model here is the Rebel model.
The Rampage is generating a lot of excitement in the South American market and is anticipated to impact the region significantly. Many are hoping that Ram will consider introducing the Rampage, or a similar vehicle, to the North American market. Given the success of other compact pickup trucks like the Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz, the Rampage would be a huge success.
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