In a historic moment for the automotive industry in Brazil, the all-new subcompact Ram Rampage has clinched the prestigious “Light Commercial Launches and Pickups” category at the AutoData 2023 Awards. The awards, now in their twenty-fourth year, serve as a crucial recognition of excellence within the automotive sector, with more than 5,000 votes cast across 16 categories, honoring the best vehicles in each class.
The Ram Rampage’s triumph at the AutoData 2023 Awards underscores its exceptional debut in the Brazilian market. October witnessed an impressive sales figure of 2,542 Rampages, propelling it to the summit of the brand’s lineup and marking the best month ever for Ram in the region. Notably, the Rampage secured a position among the top five best-selling pickups in the Brazilian market.
At the heart of the Rampage’s success lies its foundation on the Stellantis Small-Wide 4×4 LWB architecture, a platform shared with notable vehicles such as the Jeep Compass, Jeep Commander, and Fiat Toro. Representing the largest model utilizing this architecture, the Rampage boasts a distinctive identity, with 60% of its components being unique, including the bodywork. Ram proudly asserts that the Rampage incorporates an impressive 86% high- and ultra-strength steel in its construction.
Positioned as a premium compact pickup, the Rampage offers three high-end trim levels: Rebel, Laramie, and R/T. Each trim caters to diverse demographics through unique exterior styling elements and mechanical enhancements. Powering these trims is the turbocharged 2.0-liter HURRICANE4 inline-four-cylinder engine, a member of the Stellantis Global Medium Engine (GME) family imported from Italy. Delivering an exhilarating performance, the engine produces 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The Rampage R/T, in particular, boasts a remarkable 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) time of 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph).
For those inclined towards diesel options, the Rampage offers a 2.0-liter Multijet II I4 turbodiesel engine, sourced from the Jeep Compass. This diesel powerhouse churns out 168 horsepower and an impressive 280 lb.-ft. of torque. All Rampage models are equipped with a 9-speed 948TE automatic transmission designed by ZF and feature standard four-wheel drive (4×4).
Excitingly, the Rampage lineup is poised to expand further with the introduction of the Big Horn model, scheduled to commence production next year.