As GM Authority previously reported, Stellantis has been working at developing an all-new unibody Ram pickup truck, with the potential to bring the vehicle to North America. Now, Ram parent company Stellantis has disclosed a few details about an upcoming new pickup for the South American market.
Likely to be named the Ram Rampage according to Brazilian publication Autos Segredos, but possibly named Ram 1200 as well, the few photos provided reveal that this new unibody Ram pickup will feature a turbocharged engine. In addition, Stellantis claims that this pickup has been designed with the South American public in mind, and is intended to fill any role it may require.
What’s most notable about this preview is that the engineering team says that its U.S. counterpart has been collaborating with development of this upcoming truck. This would suggest that this new model could potentially find its way to the U.S. and Canada as well.
If this were to come to fruition, the potential Rampage would complete against the likes of the Hyundai Santa Cruz, Honda Ridgeline and Ford Maverick. Notably, General Motors doesn’t offer a unibody pickup truck in the North American market.
However, GM does have a unibody truck as a part of its global lineup in the Chevy Montana. Just released for the 2023 model, the current-generation Montana is actually the first compact unibody pickup in Chevy‘s history, and draws design cues from the North American Chevy Blazer. Some notable features include the innovative Multi-Flex cargo bed, which essentially serves as a watertight 874-liter (31 cubic-foot) trunk.
In regard to powertrain specifications, the 2023 Montana is powered by a 1.2L turbocharged engine, rated at 133 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque, while buyers have the choice of either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. A front-wheel drivetrain is the only configuration available.
Under the body panels, the all-new Montana rides an extended variant of the GM GEM platform, while production takes place at the GM São Caetano do Sul plant. As of the time of this wiring, General Motors has no plans to bring this Bow Tie unibody pickup to North American shores.