RAM Rampage R/T spied testing


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Spy photos reveal the interior and underpinnings of the upcoming RAM Rampage R/T.

As RAM prepares for the launch of its new Rampage pickup truck in South America, new spy photos have surfaced from the US, giving us a glimpse of its interior. While official exterior teaser images were released just this week, today’s photos provide a real-life look inside the Rampage including a peek at the coil spring rear suspension underneath.

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The cabin of the Rampage reveals a spacious layout, featuring Alcantara seats adorned with ‘R/T’ stitching, suggesting that this particular model is an upgraded version. At the centre of the dashboard, a prominent 12.3-inch display screen takes care of technology including parking cameras. Additionally, other features we can see include a push-button start, a rotary dial shifter, an automatic brake hold button, and an electronic parking brake.

While RAM plans to introduce the Rampage as a replacement for its existing utility vehicle in South America, reports indicate that it may also become available in North America. As for Australia, no specific plans have been announced yet, although RAM is eager to expand its presence there considering the immense success of the larger RAM 1500 model.

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In contrast to the RAM 1500, the Rampage is expected to feature smaller petrol engines. Although not officially confirmed, it is likely to be equipped with a version of the 2.0-litre Tigershark four-cylinder engine for Brazil, delivering approximately 120kW of power and 200Nm of torque through a nine-speed ZF automatic transmission. As seen on these spy pics there is a dual exhaust system stemming from the single pipe from the manifold. If the model is exported to the US, it might offer the more robust 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine found in the Wrangler, producing around 200kW and 400Nm of torque.

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For the South American market, another potential option is the 2.2-liter Multijet II turbo diesel inline-four-cylinder engine, which generates approximately 150kW and 450Nm of torque, providing practical payload grunt.

The new truck will be manufactured at the Jeep plant in Pernambuco, Brazil, utilizing either the Stellantis STLA frame or the STLA large platform. The official US debut of the Ram Rampage is expected to occur later this year.

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