Ram Peggy wins the top prize at the 2023 AutoData Awards
In a historic moment for the Brazilian automotive industry, the all-new Ram Rampage pickup truck won the prestigious “Light Commercial Launches and Vans” category at the 2023 AutoData Awards. Now in its 24th year, the awards are a critical recognition of excellence in the automotive sector, where More than 5,000 votes were cast across 16 categories, honoring the best cars in each category.
Ram Rampage’s victory at the 2023 AutoData Awards confirms its exceptional debut in the Brazilian market. October saw an impressive sales figure of 2,542 Rampages, pushing it to the top of the brand’s lineup and marking Ram’s best month ever in the region. It is worth noting that the Rampage has achieved a position among the five best-selling pickup trucks in the Brazilian market.
At the heart of the Rampage’s success lies its foundation on the Stellantis Small-Wide 4×4 LWB architecture, a platform shared with notable vehicles such as the Jeep Compass, Jeep Commander and Fiat Toro. The Rampage is the largest model to use this architecture, and has a distinct identity, as 60% of its components are unique, including the bodywork. Ram proudly confirms that the Rampage includes 86% high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel in its structure.
Positioned as a premium compact pickup truck, the Rampage offers three upscale trim levels: Rebel, Laramie, and R/T. Each model caters to diverse demographics through unique exterior design elements and mechanical enhancements. These models are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder HURRICANE4 engine, a member of the Stellantis Global Medium Engine (GME) family imported from Italy. The engine delivers exhilarating performance, producing 268 hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque. The Rampage R/T, in particular, boasts a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph).
For those leaning toward diesel options, the Rampage offers a 2.0-liter Multijet II I4 turbodiesel engine, sourced from the Jeep Compass. This diesel powerplant produces 168 horsepower and an impressive 280 pound-feet. of torque. All Rampage models are equipped with a ZF-designed 948TE 9-speed automatic transmission and feature standard all-wheel drive (4×4).
Excitingly, the Rampage lineup is poised to expand further with the introduction of the Big Horn model, scheduled to begin production next year.