A stunning fact for American car is that in the class of mid-size pickup truck models, the final say on the US water market models of Japanese producers. In response to this, RAM has introduced several concept models, which could go into series production. One of them, attracting great attention of the 2017 Dodge Rampage pickup truck model. According to some information, this model could be found in showrooms in late 2016.
Another possible model in the mid-size pickup truck segment is RAM Dakota. If, all of this we add the possibility of returning Ford Ranger model in the US market, then it is great news. With all this, it should be recalled that Jeep has announced 2018 Jeep Pickup Truck model. We should not forget that the FCA offers and RAM 750 pickup model in some markets outside the US. It seems that the RAM 750, RAM Dakota and Dodge Rampage, could be the role model for some future models in this segment.
Rampage name has been used 80-ies of the last century. Then Dodge sold this model as a subcompact pickup truck. Dodge Rampage was revived in 2006. Then, at the Chicago Auto Show, was presented as a concept. “The Rampage was designed as a truck for people who are not into trucks. More of a nontraditional truck buyer,” states Scott Krugger exterior designer.
2017 Dodge Rampage Specs
In the form of the concept, this model is represented by a 5.7-liter V6 Hemi engine, with Chrysler’s Multi-Displacement System. This same engine launches and other models FCA groups, such as the Dodge Ram, Dodge Charger and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Rampage concept was launched with FWD, which is not characteristic of the pickup truck models. It is assumed that serial 2017 Dodge Rampage will not have such a drive system.
Presented concept has an interesting design solutions. Most of them will be used for the production model. On the vehicle stand out double-muscle flared fenders. The impression of powerful vehicles complement the 22 inch alloy wheels. Although it is a pickup truck model, it features exceptional functionality. It is equipped with ” Stow ‘n Go” as most of Chrysler minivans. The vehicle has a possibility that the seats fold down flush with the cabin floor. Rampage is the first pickup model company that has this option. Also, for the first time is seen options increase the bed space, at the expense of space inside the vehicle cabin. Namely, combined with a retractable rear window and Midge, this allows the bed space to expand into the cabin. All in all, the concept has provided so many ideas that increase the functionality and the possibilities of the vehicle, and one more in the series is an integrated loading ramp.
If the 2017 Dodge Rampage gets the green light and the vehicle finds itself in series production, it will be a real refreshment in the pickup truck segment. However, as there is a gap in the mid-size pickup truck segment of the company, can be expected to reduce the dimensions of vehicles in relation to the concept.