Though the Ford Maverick has been a massive hit in the U.S., the compact pickup is also on sale in Brazil, where deliveries initially began last year and the model is already racking up awards. However, the Maverick will soon be joined in that South American country by the Ram Rampage, which Ford Authority spotted testing just last month. Yesterday, the Ram Rampage was partially revealed – at least the exterior of the new model – giving us a better look at this brand new compact pickup. Now, Ford Authority has spotted another Rampage prototype out and about, providing us with a good look at the new model’s interior, too.
Interestingly, there isn’t much camo present inside this Ram Rampage prototype – aside from the door panels – which means we can see most of the more pertinent details. That includes the familiar-looking steering wheel with a Ram logo present in the center of the horn button, the compact pickup’s digital instrument cluster, and a large, tablet-like, horizontally-oriented infotainment screen in the center stack.
Rather than a sea of black or gray, this particular Rampage also utilizes plenty of red stitching and accents on the steering wheel, center console, and seats, while there’s a soft material surrounding the start button as well, along with red “R/T” stitching on the back of the seats. Moving down to the center console, we get a look at a handful of physical buttons, as well as a large dial in the center.
Overall, it’s a fairly conventional design, as one might expect from an inexpensive entry-level product. The same goes for the exterior styling of the Rampage, which looks much like a shrunken-down version of the full-size Ram 1500, with a very similar front end design and plenty of “Ram” badging at every angle. Interestingly, the taillight design appears to incorporate an American flag of sorts, though it’s currently unclear if the compact pickup will actually be sold in the U.S. – instead, this could just be a nod to the automaker’s American roots.
The Rampage will reportedly ride on the same “Small Wide” 4×4 architecture that underpins existing models like the Jeep Compass, Jeep Commander, and Fiat Toro, and is slated to be built at the Jeep plant located in Brazil. Wider and longer than the Toro, the Rampage will reportedly utilize an updated, turbocharged version of the 2.0L Tigershark I-4 and the turbocharged 2.2L Multijet II I-4, both of which will be mated to the ZF nine-speed automatic transmission.
Though we know that the Ram Rampage will be sold as a Maverick rival in South America, it’s currently unclear whether or not the new model will be available in the U.S. as well. In any event, the Rampage is expected to launch later this year for the 2024 model year in that South American market.