The all-new 2017 Ram Rampage is made with the intention to replace the current Dodge Dakota. Scheduled for arrival by the end of 2016 as a 2017-year model, the new Ram Rampage is said to bring many new features and improvements over the current Dodge Dakota.
The pickup truck ecosystem is pretty diverse, but the introduction of something revolutionary to this world is on a stall, mostly because of the straightforward use of such vehicles.
The new Rampage will be designed with the help of Fiat and will be offered as a two-door initially and four-door model, with the option for either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. We can’t wait to see how the new Rampage will stack against the mid-size pickup trucks from Honda, Nissan, Toyota and GM.
Ram Rampage Engine and Performance
Two engine options will be offered to the new Ram Rampage. Starting with the less powerful unit, it will be a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine, capable of producing around 135 horsepower, with a peak output of 150 pounds-feet of torque.
The second, around 50 horsepower more powerful unit will be a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, capable of outputting 184 horsepower, with a maximum output of 171 pounds-feet of torque.
As far as the gearbox is concerned, the engines will be paired to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or the ZF 9-speed automatic transmission system.
Ram Rampage 2017 Exterior, Platform and Design
The new Rampage will be based on the Fiat Strada small pickup truck, which is currently being sold in European, Mexican and South American markets.
It has a unitized body in front-wheel and all-wheel driving layouts. The new Rampage will feature robust, yet sporty look, thanks to the low profile roof. At the front, it will feature large kitchen knife-shaped headlights, with slim turn lights placed just beneath them, which is something very old-school.
The new Rampage will have a new front grille and it will feature massive front bumper with two towing hooks at the bottom and rectangle-shaped fog LED lights on the sides of the bumper.
At the back, we’ll see elegantly styled cargo bed, with stylish LED tail lights. The model will initially come in the two-door configuration, while the four-door one will come a bit later.
Interior of Ram Rampage
One of the main staples will be the new infotainment system installed on the central console, with LCD touchscreen display and control buttons beneath.
We expect to see a mixture of cloth and leather upholstery, three-spoke adjustable steering wheel, with side buttons and switches and plenty of room for the driver and passengers.
The front seats splitter should feature many compartments for small things as well as two cup holders. The overall buttons and switches layout is very well thought out, as everything is easily accessible.
2017 Ram Rampage Price and Release Date
The arrival of the new 2017 Ram Rampage is scheduled for the end of 2016 and the new model will be sold as a 2017-year model.
As far as the prices are concerned, the base price will be around $17,000, which is pretty cheap for a mid-size pickup truck, such as this.