Fiat Toro will give birth to a new RAM midsize pick-up in the USA: the RAM Rampage

Many websites have recently said there is a rumor of a new midsize pick-up from RAM, which would bring back a midsize truck to FCA’s line-up. But the truth is that this is reheated news. We have already said that and Car and Driver has brought this even earlier, in May 2015. The 226 project, as Fiat Toro was named, already predicted a RAM version. And the RAM version of the vehicle will be called Rampage.

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Car and Driver has even made a rendering of the new pick-up that resembles the Toro very much (check it on their original article). The magazine says it will be powered by a 1.4 MultiAir 4 cylinder turbocharged engine and a 2.4 TigerShark naturally aspirated engine. We seriously doubt the 1.4 MultiAir engine. It is more likely to have the 2.0 Multijet turbodiesel engine that already powers the Toro. The 2.4 engine, already used by the Jeep Renegade, is almost a certainty.

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In case you want to know how the future RAM Rampage rides, you can check it on our exclusive review in English of Fiat’s new midsize unibody pick-up. According to Car and Driver, the RAM Rampage will be produced in Toluca, but we see a possibility, even if a small one, that it is also exported to the USA from Brazil if that is competitive. Brazilian vehicles, due to infrastructure and taxes matters, normally are not.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.