Company prepares a new pickup, which will come in near future and which will come as 2017 Dodge Rampage. These kinds of reports you can read at many places on the internet. First, they were just rumors, but now it is for sure. Company is going to introduce a new small truck, which will come as a replacement for Dakota, which will end its production soon. Compared to this model, 2017 Dodge Rampage will come with some big differences, especially when it is about platform. It will be a new entry-level model, which should be a perfect choice for those who look for a working machines, but with smaller dimensions, compared to RAM models.
2017 Dodge Rampage changes
The 2017 Dodge Rampage will be an all-new model. It will come with some significant changes, compared to its predecessor Dakota. This model will come with new platform. It is from Fiat, and it was already used for vehicles like Strada, which is available in Europe, Mexico and South America. This platforms features unibody construction and front-wheel-drive, unlike Dakota, which features RWD layout. This platform will provide massive weight savings. It is expected to be used frequently, when it is about future models from Chrysler. In therms of dimensions, 2017 Dodge Rampage won’t be much different than Dakota. It will also belong to the segment of mid-size trucks.
2017 Rampage redesign
When it is about visual appearance, new model will use many design solutions as new-generation RAM 1500. Basically, we will see pretty much similar shape, especially when it is about front and rear end, but only in smaller pack. Details about interior are still unknown. We could expecte stylish cabin equipped with plenty of advanced features.
2017 Dodge Rampage engine
New platform brings new drivetrain solutions. The 2017 Dodge Rampage will be available in two variants, according to the latest reports. One of these will be Chryslers well-known 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine, which has max power of over 180 horses. On the other side, we will see Fiat’s 1.4 liter turbocharged engine which, despite much smalled displacements, has only about 20 horses less. When it is about transmission, 2017 Rampage will use six-speed manual for Fiat’s engine, while Chrysler’s unit will be paired with 9-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Dodge Rampage release date and price
For now, exact date of lauch is still unknown, but we expect that 2017 Dodge Rampage will come somwhere late this year. Base model is expected to go around 17.000 dollars.