According to some reports, we will see a comeback of this nameplates, as 2017 Dodge Rampage. Company used this name few decades ago, but new model is going to be completely different. We will see an all-new model, which will be some kind of successor of Dakota. It will be a pickup truck, smaller than Ram, but also very capable for various tasks. New model will get new platform, it will come with attractive styling and it should also come with more efficient powertrain. According to some reports, new model could come already next year. However, all these details about new 2017 Rampage are just rumors for now. So, take this information with reserve.
2017 Dodge Rampage platform
The 2017 Dodge Rampage will be an all-new model and will get completely new platform. It will ride on a platform from Fiat, which company already uses for models like Strada, which is offered in Europe, Mexico and South America. This platform is quite interesting, because new model will feature a unibody construction, which is pretty unusual for pickup truck. This will provide massive weight reduction, which is great for better efficiency. Also, new will come in AWD layout. For example, Dakota has RWD layout.
2017 Dodge Rampage styling
We still don’t know how will look like exactly. However, we can presume that it will borrow many solutions from larger Ram 1500. Some even go that far and claim new 2017 Dodge Rampage will be Ram in a small pack. When it comes to dimensions, expect similar size as Dakota. We still don’t know how new model will look inside. That should be known in the future.
2017 Dodge Rampage engine
When it comes to powertrain, company will rely on smaller and more efficient engines. So, we probably won’t see a V6 variant in offer. Base engine should be a 2.4 liter unit, which is good for about 180 horses. This engine will go in pair with new 9-speed automatic transmission. We also expect to see Fiat’s highly efficient engine in offer. Despite is has a displacement of just 1.4 liters, it is good for about 160 horsepower. This turbo engine will go in pair with 6-speed manual transmission.
2017 Dodge Rampage release date and price
According to some predictions, 2017 Dodge Rampage could come already next year. We will see a completely new model, which should have a starting price somewhere around 17.000 dollars.