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Ram Teases Its New Rampage Compact Pickup For South America

Ram Teases Its New Rampage Compact Pickup For South America​

Compact Offering Looks To Feature Ram 1500 Inspired Looks...​


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The Ram brand is set to debut its latest creation, the 2024 Ram Rampage, designed specifically for the South American market. The new pickup is said to be a game-changer for both the brand and the region, and it has been developed with the help of Ram engineers in Auburn Hills, Michigan. This marks the first time Ram has officially confirmed the new mono-block pickup, similar to the popular Fiat Toro.

 

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It appears that Stellantis operations in Brazil have matured to the point that they are having a serious impact on product development. I have been informed by a fellow site contributor that US trade laws make automobile importing from Brazil almost impossible. Couple that with the likelihood that the platform used for this Ram Rampage will be phased out in North American factories, the lack of a manufacturing site capable of building this truck will or does not exist. Conclusion, this excellent and likely very marketable compact truck will never come stateside. Too bad.
This established, I tentatively state, what a shame. Hopefully Ram has serious development underway for both a compact and mid-size pickup or folks can charge them with the neglectful operation of a major Stellantis division. Seriously, most agree there is a sound business case for both and the heal dragging is questionable at best. I’d call for market testing of a few of these in our facilities and if possible, in real life settings. Can’t hurt.
Getting back to Brazil, it’s time our people up North take them a bit more seriously, show them more respect and do more of what Ram has done with the Renegade, let them develop in a more timely and usable way, cooperatively, products that reach both our markets in spite of trade barriers. These guys are ready for “Prime Time”. The Rampage gives endorsement to that contention.
 

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I believe this is the 2nd model developed in Brazil to have been approved by the headquarters of the American brands to be developed. The 1st was the Jeep Commander.
The great reality is that if there is not some kind of trade agreement between countries currently, it is practically impossible to market certain products competitively, since due to internal protectionism, the highest possible tax rate will be applied. Brazil, for example, taxes vehicles imported outside Mercosur and Mexico at 35%. This makes imported vehicles uncompetitive.
I believe this is the last Stellantis model to be developed on the Small-Wide 4x4 platform. Most likely, new designs will be based on some of the STLA platforms due to the increasing demand for electrification. The only way for this vehicle to be marketed in the United States would be with a possible Mexican production, since the platform is the same used by Compass.
Considering sales of the Maverick and Santa Cruz, models that Stellantis reverse-engineered in Brazil for the development of this RAM pickup truck, I believe there would be relative demand if it were truly marketed locally.
 

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People are going to be mad here if there is a Gladiator based Ram in Brazil and not sold here.
 

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No soup for you!!:mad:

It's too bad there isn't an unused production facility in Belvidere, IL that could build such a product. Oh wait we might get a full battery electric mid-size pickup because everyone wants an EV and is willing to pay a lot more for one.
 

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Brazil developed and produced models can be sold to Mexico tariff-free and vice-versa. That's it. It will be good for Stellantis to dominate those markets, and they've consistently produced nice profits in the last couple of years with Fiat and Ram products.
 

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No soup for you!!:mad:

It's too bad there isn't an unused production facility in Belvidere, IL that could build such a product. Oh wait we might get a full battery electric mid-size pickup because everyone wants an EV and is willing to pay a lot more for one.
State of Illinois hasn't come through with the same deal as they gave Ford. That area of the state is a dumpster fire, the EPA just announced it plan to Push American fleet to 50% basically in 4 model years, they don't want to cannibalize Jeep sales. Kokomo is getting a lovely new greenfield facility directly beside the North plant.
 

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