The brand new 2017 Dodge Rampage is getting to be considered as one of the best models in the small truck market. Dodge Dakota is its entry point replacement. There are several reasons behind being a highly anticipated pick-up model. The growing popularity of compact-sized trucks are one of the reasons why brand wants to offer this version. There are significant number of potential buyers which require more manageable size for urban ride and parking than what they get with full-size version. The fuel economy is also another reason which can be edge point for customers to pick small truck rather than full-sizer. In that context the model is expected to be powered with four-cylinder engines which will guarantee decant fuel economy.
2017 Dodge Rampage: Powertrains
Speaking about powertrains, there are no official data about possible options in this regard. However, it has been suggested that new 2017 Dodge Rampage might offer two four-cylinder engine options and matching number of transmissions. One of options should be turbocharged 1.4 liter four barrel engine which will deliver good balance between power and fuel efficiency. Another option should be lager 2.4 liter engine with four-cylinder capable to produce around 180 hp. These engines will be combined with either six-speed manual gearbox and nine-speed automatic might be available as well. The model will come with two- and all-wheel drive.
2017 Dodge Rampage: Design, Platform, Interior
Dodge makers have eyed the exclusive Fiat Strada truck which is quite popular in markets of South America, Mexico, and Europe. The new Rampage model is expected to be based on the unibody platform which is used on mentioned truck and it will allow front- and all-wheel configurations. Unibody design will also provide much more balanced, SUV-like handling and driving experience. In terms of styling the model is expected to adopt many design cues from Ram’s full-size 1500 version. The front hood of 2017 Dodge Rampage will get improvements through upgraded aerodynamics. Rugged grille with a black cover will dominate on the front side and there will also be headlights with integrated DRLs. Four-door cab style will be standard and model will ride on nicely styled alloys. The boot will include modern taillights and pronounced bumper.
Maximum comfort is what Rampage will offer inside. Premium leather upholstery will add an extra luxury factor to the beast in higher-spec versions.. Comfortable seating space, illuminated lighting and ample of cargo area will not leave you disappointed. There will also be the latest infotainment system with Smartphone compatibility, navigation, voice commands, premium sound system, etc. The model will also include advanced safety options like blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rearview camera, parking sensors, etc.
2017 Dodge Rampage: Arrival, Price
Fierce competition is what makes this mini truck even more desirable. Some of the greatest competitors of 2017 Dodge Rampage are the Subaru Bajas, and latest mid-size pickups from GM, Toyota, Honda and Nissan. The expected release date of 2017 Rampage is going to be somewhere around the last months of 2016. Speculations are also on the rise about its pricing mechanism which is going to start from $17,000.