With a unibody platform and no price yet, this pickup seeks to position itself quickly in our market.
In mid-June of this year 2023, RAM unveiled the Rampage, the first truck designed and developed in Brazil for the Latin American market, always with the support of the brand’s North American teams and in collaboration with 800 engineers and technicians, who have completed more than 1.2 million hours of development.
This truck is the fifth vehicle produced at the Stellantis automotive hub in Goiana, Pernambuco, which already has around 1.4 million units produced. Now the brand, during a regional event, where it had the presence of different regional media, invited us to see this truck that will arrive in Chile in January 2024 in three versions: Bighorn, Laramie and RT, the latter being intended to offer more sporty characteristics and equipped with a much more powerful engine.
Its arrival will take place under the slogan “total revolution”, a promising and auspicious motto. It is not for nothing that in Brazil it has already been on the market for three months and has achieved good sales results, so its objectives are to maintain this line and continue to conquer the market of the Latin American territory.
The new Rampage operated under five pillars which we will detail below.
The first pillar is strength, which mainly refers to the performance obtained by the two engines that this Rampage has.
The Bighorn and Laramie versions will arrive in Chile with an engine known from the Stellantis group: Multijet. This has a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine, capable of developing 170 hp at 3,850 rpm and 380 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm.
We were able to test this engine in the Laramie version for a few minutes on off-road terrain, where we were challenged on different circuits. What we appreciated most is that the engine’s power comes from very low, with 380 Nm of torque practically immediately available, which is why it will always be appreciated on this type of terrain. In general, despite only having a few minutes, we found that the truck has good grip, good agility and will not be afraid to venture on complex roads.
For the RT version, it retains its best artillery since it has the Hurricane 4 engine, a 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine, which delivers no less than 272 hp at 5,250 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 3 000 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 6.9 seconds and its maximum speed is 220 km/h.
Both engines are managed by a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The second point to highlight, and which is one of the strong points of this pick-up, is that all versions have 4×4 traction. In addition, it features a robust Small Wide structure made of 86% high and ultra high strength steel, with McPherson architecture at the front and multi-link architecture at the rear.
At this point its dimensions also stand out, reaching notable figures in the diesel version with a load capacity of more than a thousand kilos.
Below you will find all the dimensions and capacities of the RAM Rampage:
- Long: 5,028mm
- Wide: 1,886mm
- High: 1780mm
- Distance between axes: 2994mm
- Angle of attack : 25 degrees
- Exit angle: 24.5 degrees
- Ground clearance : 217mm
- Pick-up capacity Diesel version: 1,015 kg
- Resumption capacity gasoline version: 750 kg
- Towing capacity: 400kg
Importantly, the R/T version also has firmer springs and shock absorbers, a 10mm lowering of the suspension and 19-inch wheels with 235/55 tires. The Bighorn version comes with 17″ wheels and 235/65 R17 On Road tires, while the Laramie has 18″ wheels and 235/60 tires.
This is perhaps one of the elements that brands in this segment are working on most recently, trying to match SUV technology.
Inside we see a 10.3″ digital dashboard and another 12.3″ for the Uconnect multimedia system, wireless connection for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the possibility of simultaneous connection with up to with two phones, an electric handbrake, different USB ports, among others.
The fourth element that RAM has worked on is to preserve luxury, just like in its full-size trucks, obviously maintaining proportions.
When you enter this pickup, you see an effort to have good level finishes and key elements that raise its level, for example the Harman Kardon premium audio with nine speakers and a subwoofer that deliver a total of 360 watts of power, ambiance lights and gear selector is rotary.
The dashboard is covered in black leather on the Big Horn version, brown leather on the Laramie and suede on the R/T. Additionally, the front door panel and top of the dashboard are soft-touch, helping to reduce internal noise in the cabin.
The design also ensures that this item is respected, taking care of the proportions so that it looks “muscular” from any angle, although the Stellantis designers have also worked so that each version of Rampage can show a specific identity .
The RT sports a mix of body-color and gloss black components. Also note the large stripes on the hood and the version emblem on the rear fenders and on the front of the steering wheel, exclusive.
Finally, this concept mixes the safe and the capable, where we find six airbags in the Bighorn version, while the Laramie integrates 7 airbags and driving aids such as adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go, vehicle alert forward collision with autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection. , blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic detection and lane departure warning with correction.
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