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Ram 700
Rendering of the Ram 700.

FCA is very aware of a few holes in its Ram pickup truck game. Specifically, segments below the Ram 1500 full-size truck. And while details on a midsize truck like a new Ram Dakota remain scarce, there are some indicators that FCA may be looking at something even smaller. Recently, a batch of renderings were discovered out of the Brazilian patent office, which reveal a new Fiat Strada pickup truck for the market. That same truck is sold in Mexico as the Ram 700, and it just might be what America needs.

Recently, a rendering artist on Instagram took the liberty in designing what a new Ram 700 would look like. And it looks ready to go, if you ask us.


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Unlike body-on-frame pickups that make up almost all of America’s new truck market, sans the Honda Ridgeline, the Fiat Strada and Ram 700 are of a unibody construction. And, while some folks have been busy comparing this truck to the likes of the Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, the fact of the matter is that this little pickup truck would slot a full segment below this vehicle group. Effectively, that would be an untapped market in a wide open space. That being said, Ford Motor Company is also working on a small unibody truck to slot below the midsize Ranger. It could potentially be called the Courier.

Some time ago, we were told that if Ram were to bring a small truck to the US market, it would more than likely be of unibody construction. Considering the noticeable size increases for both the midsize truck and fullsize truck segments, we figure it’s only a matter of time before automakers swoop in to fill this space.

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.


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  1. Thank you Manoli Katakis, RAM 700 SMALL PICKUP TRUCK is one of the latest model trucks and wrote about this pickup nicely, you share with us all of the latest information of these trucks. But i have a question is this better from ford ranger and nissan frontier trucks.

    • Can’t say I’ve driven one, so I can’t say I know. All I know is that it’s much smaller than the Ranger and the Frontier. Which means it’s better for cities, and for people who just don’t want something as big as a mid-size truck, which is pretty much the size of a full-size truck from 15 years ago.

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