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 widespread Maverick, know that this upcoming small pickup truck gained’t be offered in North America. At the very least for the quick and medium time period, Rampage will likely be unique to Argentina and Brazil.
As with different Stellantis autos 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 Eighties and primarily based on the profitable Omni hatchback.
Just like the 80s Rampage, the 2024 model employs unibody building versus the extra widespread body-on-frame design. While you see its exterior styling, you possibly can fairly simply inform that a lot of it was penned in the USA. It appears to be like like a pint-sized model of the wildly widespread Ram 1500 full-size truck.
The cabin adopts a distinct design motif that’s tailor-made to go well with the wants of its market. As an alternative of a big, portrait-oriented infotainment show like on the Ram 1500, the Rampage adopts a extra conventional widescreen panorama unit. Total, a minimum of primarily based on the few teaser photographs 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, anticipate the motor to output nearer to the 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque obtainable within the Wrangler versus the 200 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of the Compass.
Full specs and pricing will likely be obtainable nearer to the truck’s late-2023 on-sale date. As Rampage was designed particularly for the South American market, we anticipate beginning costs to be comparatively inexpensive.
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The 2024 Rampage has all of the makings of being an absolute house run within the areas the place it will likely be offered. Given the recognition of the equally sized Ford Maverick, we surprise why a model of this little rig isn’t slated for a North American launch. Perhaps if there’s sufficient clamoring from most people, the powers that be at Stellantis will rethink.
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