in ,


It’s A Unibody Compact Truck From Stellantis, But So Far, It’s Just Been Confirmed For South America

2023 2024 2025 2026 Ram Rampage Toro 1200 1000 700 Stellantis small unibody pickup truck usa canada brazil mexico north america argentina

Stellantis has not been quiet about the global potential of the Ram truck brand, and it was only a matter of time before we saw another installment to the brand lineup. Ram Brazil has gone ahead and pulled the tarp off another new exciting pickup truck, one that’s been highly anticipated all the way to now. Officially, it’s called the Rampage (not Ram 1200, nor Ram Dakota), and if you mistook its design for the full-sized Ram 1500 truck, perhaps that was the point.

Yes, there is a catch. The new Ram Rampage has only been confirmed for the Brazilian and Argentinian markets, where the Ford Maverick is also sold. Unfortunately, the United States and Canada appear to be on the outside looking in when it comes to this new small truck. Which is a travesty for a market that’s been absolutely starved of small trucks for years. Yes, the USA and Canada have the Maverick, but Ford continues to struggle with meeting demand for the small truck, while everybody else appears to be leaving money on the table.

Ram Rampage Brazil Argentina South America 1200 Dakota small unibody pickup truck

For now, official details are slim, but reports out of Brazil state that there’s a 2.0L Hurricane engine under the hood that’s good for 270 hp and about 290 lb-ft of torque, paired to a nine-speed transmission that sends power to all four wheels. Allegedly, the engine will eventually get replaced by a larger 2.2L engine. The Rampage also shares a platform with the Fiat Toro, aka the Ram 1000, but is slightly longer and comes in crew cab only.

Of course, we’ve reached out to Stellantis for official comment on what the USA and Canadian markets can expect when it comes to a small truck from Ram, which would no doubt do well. The marketing materials make a point to mention a North American collaboration with the Ram team fixed in the Stellantis HQ in Auburn Hills, Michigan. And perhaps that’s good foreshadowing. But other than that, the only thing we can expect for sure up here is an electric midsize truck from Ram.

2023 2024 2025  2026 Ram Rampage Toro 1200 1000 700 Stellantis small unibody pickup truck usa canada brazil mexico north america argentina


Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hennessey H700 Corvette Stingray


Tim Kuniskis Dodge Ram CEO