The 2020 Dodge Rampage is about to become one of the latest addition to the lineup of the famous car maker. If you find this nameplate familiar, that’s because it has already been used. During the ‘80s, the Rampage was a kind of a light coupe/utility vehicle, something that isn’t popular anymore. We have also seen a concept under this name in 2006. This time, it was a full-size truck with, interestingly, front-wheel drive. The upcoming 2020 Dodge Rampage probably won’t be distinctive that much. Most likely, it will be just a special version of the new-generation Ram 1500. It should come sometime in the next year.
- Attractive look
- Reinforced chassis
- Sporty suspension
- Strong V8 engine
- Yet to be confirmed
- High price tag
Although it still seems early for some more precise details, there is no doubt that the new 2020 Dodge Rampage will come with a lot of things in common with the recently-redesigned Ram 1500. Some reports even suggest that the new truck will come under Ram’s badge. In any case, it will use the same platform, which brings a lot of improvement compared to previous generations of the legendary truck. Thanks to the use of lightweight materials, expect to see significant weight savings.
Still, the new truck will keep a high dose of rigidity and strength, thanks to a chassis that seems reinforce. The new 2020 Dodge Rampage will most likely be a performance-oriented truck, so expect several modifications compared to the Ram 1500. Although the overall shape should be quite similar, expect to see lower ground clearance, with a lower center of gravity, as well as plenty of styling solutions that will accentual its sporty character.
On the inside, we should see a familiar cabin layout. The dashboard design will be pretty much the same as for the 1500 model, though with several distinctive details. Also, we should see new color schemes and several other catchy details. In terms of equipment, this model is about to compete with higher trims of rival trucks Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado. So, it should come with a full load of standard equipment that also includes plenty of gadgetry and other tech features. Safety is another aspect where the new Rampage should shine. It will come with plenty of advanced systems like automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring etc.
The 2020 Dodge Rampage will be a sporty truck and it will come exclusively with a V8 engine. However, it won’t feature one of those super-powerful variants that we can find under the hood of Ram 1500. Most likely, it will come with a smaller 5.7-liter Hemi engine, which will for this occasion get a slight tuning. A max output will probably go around 400 horsepower. When it comes to transmission, expect to see a familiar 8-speed automatic gearbox.
2020 Dodge Rampage Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Dodge Rampage is yet to be confirmed. However, some reports already suggest its arrival in the second half of next year. Starting price should go around $40,000.