Dodge can currently buy smallest Ram pickup, and you can only choose Ram 1500. Of course, such a "small" can only be compared with a 2500 or 3500. Even simplest Ram 1500 is in a regular car. , giant. However, Dodge intends to release a smaller Ram to expand its lineup of Ram models as an entry-level product to cater to consumers who are not so avid.
(Of course, new car is related to TRX in name only)
The test vehicle's current camouflage level is still very high, how high is it? Other test cars are made with more retro materials at best, or with some expansion of key details to hide original design. But this RAM is directly covered by a panel, and whole appearance is similar to a "cardboard car", it looks ridiculous to crumble, but it does a good job of disguise.
It's not entirely impossible, however, to guess design of a new car that will share a platform with other Stellantis Group models, and Fiat Toro showing up in same field as test car makes a big difference. value. The platform split with Toro means it will be a front-drive platform model that is naturally less hardcore than other RAM pickups. With regard to body dimensions, it is assumed that length of car will reach 4915 mm, and width will be 1844 mm. Compared to pickups over 5 meters long, this is a relatively small body size.
In terms of power, new 1.3T engine on Dodge Tipo will be introduced as entry-level power. See data for Fiat Toro with 185 horsepower max power and 270 Nm max torque. Much more attractive is more powerful 2.0T diesel engine with a maximum output of 170 horsepower and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. All-wheel drive models are available.
According to current information, although he is under banner of Ram, compared to those big brothers, this smallest Ram clearly has a different positioning. The Ram 1200 will compete with those front-wheel-drive platforms, with Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, which are relatively popular in North America, among such models. However, compared to competition, Ram has a slight disadvantage in terms of hardware. T doesn't seem to be enough.
However, price is much cheaper. Although starting price of Ram on official website is only $30,000, but if you add all-wheel drive and some options, price can easily exceed $40,000. you want more power With a powerful V8 engine, price will continue to add points. The Ram 1200 is expected to cost $20,000, while a fully equipped Fiat Toro model could cost around $35,000, which is quite competitive. As a parallel imported car, the 1.3T's tax advantage is obvious. If it can be presented as a passenger car, this will be good news for domestic pickup truck users.