2024 Ram Rampage Compact Pickup Fully Unveiled Boasting 268 Horsepower

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The latest addition to Ram’s lineup of pickups has finally been introduced, but for now, it’s exclusively available in the South American market. The 2024 Ram Rampage is the first vehicle from Ram to be both designed and manufactured in Brazil, and initially, it will only be sold there. Although there hasn’t been an official confirmation regarding the Rampage’s availability in the United States, recent insider information from The Drive suggests that there are plans for its introduction. This compact truck appears poised to compete against the current range of compact and midsize trucks available in the U.S.

Built on a platform that will also underpin other models such as the Alfa Romeo Tonale and Dodge Hornet, the Ram Rampage offers a choice between two distinct four-cylinder engines. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel delivering 170 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. For those seeking more power, there’s an enhanced 2.0-liter turbo-four “Hurricane 4” producing 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet, available in the Rampage R/T, Rebel, and Laramie trims. Both engine options are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

The Rampage R/T can be distinguished by its slightly lower ride height of 10mm and 19-inch wheels, culminating in improved handling due to a firmer suspension setup. The Rampage Rebel showcases unique wheels and all-terrain tires, while the Laramie variant boasts a luxurious appeal with chrome accents, stylish 18-inch wheels, and premium brown leather upholstery. Among the Hurricane 4-powered models, the R/T stands out for its quick acceleration, reaching 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, while the other two achieve the same speed in 7.1 seconds.

Pricing for the Ram Rampage Turbo Diesel commences at $50,295 (239,990 Brazilian Real), with the more upscale Laramie diesel model priced at $52,391 (249,990 Real). The Rampage Rebel and the Hurricane 4-powered Rampage Laramie share the same price point at $52,391 (249,990 Real), while the Rampage R/T tops the range at $56,582 (269,990 Real).

The design of the Ram Rampage exudes a robust aesthetic that seamlessly aligns with the styling cues of its larger Ram counterparts, but in a more compact form factor ideal for competing against models like the Ford Maverick. The impending introduction of the Rampage to the U.S. market later this year suggests an exciting competition among small pickup trucks is on the horizon.

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