The compact Ram Rampage has been making waves in Brazil, quickly becoming one of the best-selling pickups on the market and making those of us in North America jealous of those lucky enough to purchase one of the Ford Maverick-sized pickups. Aimed at the premium pickup market in Brazil, the Rampage debuted with three trim levels – the off-road-oriented Rebel, luxurious Laramie, and sporty R/T.
You might recall that back in August, one of our eagle-eyed readers in Michigan happened to catch a Rampage Big Horn prototype outside a gym in Metro Detroit. The photos came just days after a mysterious camouflaged Rampage was caught testing on public roads in Brazil. Since then, Ram has continued to be quiet about the possibility of a more mainstream Rampage joining the lineup.
However, in recent days, we are finally hearing new details about the Rampage Big Horn from the Uruguayan market. According to a few Uruguayan automotive sites, it appears the Big Horn model will be launched along with the Rebel and R/T models in the upcoming models. Just like the Argentine market, the more upscale Laramie model will be absent from the Uruguayan lineup.
When the Rampage Big Horn reaches the Uruguayan market, it will only be available with the renowned 2.0-liter Multijet inline-four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, delivering 170 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine provides an unbeatable combination of efficiency and performance, achieving a 0-60 mph acceleration in 10.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 115 mph. A new 2.2-liter turbodiesel is expected to launch in 2025 for the Rampage.
To harness the power of the Multijet turbodiesel, the Rampage is equipped with a ZF-based 9-speed automatic transmission featuring a rotary selector similar to the Ram 1500. Manual gear changes can also be made using the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Rampage comes standard with automatic 4×4 traction, which distributes power between the two axles and includes a low-range mode accessible via a button on the center console.
Even though the Rampage Big Horn is considered to be more of the mainstream offering in the Rampage lineup, it will still be well-equipped. Standard equipment will include ParkSense rear-view camera, push button start, dual-zone climate controls, LED exterior lighting, Ramcharger induction cellphone charger, electronic parking brake, 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system with wireless capability for up to two phones for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, hill-start assist, and traction and stability control.
But just because the Big Horn is more mainstream doesn’t mean it’s cheap. For Uruguay, the Rampage will have a price equivalent to $59,490 USD. Yeah, you read that right. That’s more than the Brazilian Rampage R/T model. It is expected that once the Big Horn is expected to be released in Brazil, it will be significantly cheaper. Currently, the cheapest Rampage model in Brazil is the turbodiesel Rebel model, which has a starting price of R$ 239,990 (or about $50,350 USD).