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Ram News: Rumorpile: Toledo Plant To Be Home To New Ram Midsize Truck


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In the most recent five-year plan for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ram Trucks revealed that it planned to have a new midsize truck by 2022. Thanks to a new report from Automotive News, we have some tantalizing details.

According to supplier sources, the new Ram truck will be built at FCA's Toledo, Ohio plant - home to the Wrangler and upcoming Wrangler pickup. Half of the plant has been shutdown since April for retooling to make way for the Wrangler pickup. The line regularly built more than 230,000 JK Wranglers per year before undergoing the retooling process. FCA is not expecting the Wrangler truck to sell in high numbers, leaving a fair amount of capacity ready for another vehicle. Hence where the Ram midsize comes in.

This also reveals that the midsize truck will be body-on frame. We've heard previously that Ram was considering unibody construction.

The truck is expected to debut in 2020 as a 2021 model.

Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)


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Should be exciting since it will be built side by side with the Jeep pickup truck. That should mean we get some serious off road capabilities hopefully without the current side airbag problems the ZR2 is having.

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2 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Isn't there a small Ram/Dodge/Fiat outside of the US also though? 

Yes, in Mexico, but IIRC it's based on old FWD Fiat car platform...doubt if it could be federalized or if it would sell well enough here...I saw a few of them in AZ and So Cal. 

Ram 700

https://jalopnik.com/the-tiny-ram-700-pickup-truck-can-carry-more-than-half-1652291667

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22 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

Yes, in Mexico, but IIRC it's based on old FWD Fiat car platform...doubt if it could be federalized or if it would sell well enough here...I saw a few of them in AZ and So Cal. 

Ram 700

https://jalopnik.com/the-tiny-ram-700-pickup-truck-can-carry-more-than-half-1652291667

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Fiat also has a truck. Fiat Fullback.

 

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Ah yeah, the Fullback...I remember reading about that..it and the Mitsu compete w/ the Ranger, Hilux, Navara, Anorak, etc in Europe and Asia.... could give it a squared off Ram nose and badge it as the Ram 50.. ala 1980.

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1 minute ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

Ah yeah, the Fullback...I remember reading about that..it and the Mitsu compete w/ the Ranger, Hilux, Navara, Anorak, etc in Europe and Asia.... could give it a squared off Ram nose and badge it as the Ram 50.. ala 1980.

If Wikipedia is accurate it is only sold in the middle east. 🤷‍♂️

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35 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

and for the sports model... Ram Dakota Rushmore.  Not quite an SRT or hellcat but still speedy. 

and then on top of that, a Hellcat version....Ram Dakota Defecateur (French spelling would be badass). ;)  (J/K, having a really shitty work day...production support hell). 

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