Fiat-Chrysler group has a plan of the resurrection of some old nameplates. These are not going out in the same shape as in old days, but it is always nice to see that companies are remembering their legends. Although it was available only during a period of three years, Rampage is one of the memorable trucks. It is also one of the candidates for revival. If this info is true, we could see it as the 2019 Dodge Rampage. The good-old name is going to be back sooner or later.
The 2019 Dodge Rampage would take a position in the sport class. If we have to compare it to some other vehicle, it could be Ford Raptor lineup. But, the Rampage is smaller. With its appearance, performance, and purpose, it would be similar to Honda Ridgeline Type-R. The truck will find many ideas in the Ram Rebel TRX concept. Also, it is possible that Dodge badge will mean luxurious offer.
2019 Dodge Rampage design, name
The 2019 Dodge Rampage will appear under this name, although there are some rumors we could see a Ram badge on it. Well, the idea is important, although older fans would like to have Dodge back.
The truck was not so popular back in its days. During three years on the market, only 40,000 units were sold. So, we don’t know exactly why the FCA would turn to this model. Nevertheless, we must mention that Rampage was an experiment. It was not a classic truck, but a two-door sporty version. In the mid-80s, there were a lot of roadsters and pony cars, popular as crossovers nowadays. The Dodge tried to get truck class closer to these, and it wasn’t accepted so well by buyers.
Now, the situation is different. Trucks are more fuel-friendly. Although their first purpose is towing, there are many fans that buy them because they like pickups. The 2019 Dodge Rampage could meet many requirements of the younger population. Sporty appearance with a two-door cabin, lower ride, and still a functional bed, would be enough for the start. The company is experimenting again, so the future of the 2019 Dodge Rampage depends heavily on the acceptance.
2019 Dodge Rampage engine
There are many rumors about the engine of the 2019 Dodge Rampage. Both petrol and diesel units are under consideration. However, since the truck is taking a position in the compact class, we believe that FCA is not going after some big things. A 2.4-liter seems to be suitable. The output of at least 200 horses will meet requirements of experts and enthusiasts. On the other hand, diesel truck would deliver slightly less power. But, the torque would go above 300 lb-ft.
The 2019 Dodge Rampage as a hybrid is a far-fetched story. But, the Ram is preparing a mild-hybrid version for its half-ton truck. By the way, the Rampage was a similar truck, with a towing capacity of 510 kg. Now, these mules are towing much more. Nevertheless, the Rampage hybrid model would be there to improve the fuel economy, and it could serve as a Guinean pig for the much more important Ram 1500 Hybrid.