2016 Dodge Ram Rampage

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Here’s the new 2016 Dodge Ram Rampage. The Dakota has been discontinued back in 2011 and even though at first Ram did not want to replace it, it seems now that they might add on the market not one but two different models. There is going to be a rear wheel drive truck which will directly replace the Dakota and there should also be a lower end cheaper front wheel drive model as well.

It is unclear yet if it will be branded by Dodge or by Ram but it is expected to create a new segment on the US market. The 2016 Dodge Ram Rampage will be released in the next couple of months and it market availability will start in the mid of 2016.

Rampage Design – Interior and Exterior

The design will certainly be something, especially for such a cheap truck and even though Dodge or Ram did not release any official pictures about it, the truck is likely going to borrow the same design scheme as that found on the Ram Rebel. This means it will get an aggressive front grille with the Ram logo in the middle, aggressive looking bumpers and even some changes on the sides and at the back as well. Its wheel arches as well as the side skirts will be covered in thick plastic for protection and it should look quite muscular despite the truck it will be based on. Special edition models are also expected at a much higher price tag than that of the base version.

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Inside view

The interior of the 2016 Dodge Ram Rampage has the potential of becoming the best one in its class. This is mostly thanks to the fact the truck will use a unibody chassis which means there is going to be a lot more room inside the cabin than usual. There will be enough seats for up to five passengers and the comfort provided by the truck will certainly be similar to that of a medium size sedan which is no easy feat. The actual design will likely be similar to the more upmarket Ram which would make a nice truck to say the least.

Under the Hood

Engine wise, the 2016 Dodge Ram Rampage is going to be the least powerful Ram model if it will be released under this brand. The base model is expected to get a 1.4 liter turbocharged inline 4 petrol engine which could provide up to 140 horsepower and little over 180 lb-ft of torque. This will likely be able to get over 30 MPG on average which is impressive for a truck. However, it will not get all wheel drive but it will be available with either a 6 speed manual or a 6 automatic gearbox.

The other choice should be a naturally aspirated 2.4 liter inline 4 which will provide a bit more power at roughly 185 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque but it will use more fuel than the frugal 1.4 liter model. The good part for this particular model is that a 9 speed automatic will be offered as standard an on top of the front wheel drive model, an all wheel drive one is also going to become available for the top end trim levels of the range.

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2016 Dodge Ram Rampage Price

Its price has not been confirmed just yet but it seems that it will start at less than $35,000 for a base model in which case it would become the cheapest truck on the market. They will be able to sell it for that price because the Rampage will basically be a Fiat Strada with changes on the exterior and inside the cabin. Its engines are also going to be adjusted for the US market but the basic recipe should remain pretty much the same.

The biggest rivals are mid-size trucks from Nissan, GM and Toyota.

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