The original Dodge Rampage was a subcompact, utility coupe vehicle based on Chrysler’s L platform. This short-lived model was produced from 1982 until 1984 when it got discontinued due to poor sales. According to unnamed sources, the American brand plans to revive the Rampage badge in order to launch a replacement for the Dakota pickup truck. It appears that the 2017 Dodge Rampage will be based on the Fiat Strada, the supermini coupe utility that has been around since 1996, sold in Europe, Mexico and South America. This small-truck features a unitized body available in front- and all-wheel drive configurations.
2017 Dodge Rampage Specs
Unfortunately, the company still hasn’t come out with any official statements concerning the upcoming Rampage pickup truck. Some sources reveal that the 2017 Dodge Rampage will feature an aggressive exterior design and larger proportions compared to the original model. We expect the interior design to offer a modern and contemporary approach but without much high-end materials and amenities. Once it arrives, the newcomer will position itself as the entry-level model in Dodge’s lineup. The all-new Rampage is expected to take on the mid-size pickups from Toyota, Honda, Nissan and GM.
As for the engine range, the 2017 Dodge Rampage is likely to come with two four-cylinder options under its hood. There will be a turbocharged 1.4-liter and a naturally aspirated engine matched to a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic transmission. More detailed information on this model’s power and performance figures is yet to surface.
2017 Dodge Rampage Release Date
The 2017 Dodge Rampage is most likely to be built at the FCA’s Toluca plant in Mexico. It is expected to hit the dealerships sometime in late 2016, with its base price starting around $17,000. Anyhow, it will be interesting to see whether this interesting and unique concept can make it on the demanding US market.