Rampage means fury and disorderly conduct which impossibly underlines the character of the car.
Today Americans utilize pickups as the cars for active rest more frequently, rather than just as a vehicle for transportation of luggage. Therefore something very comfortable and capacious enough is needed.
In general, new concept car is designed for 5 people; it is a front-drive truck-pickup with unusually extended booth and freight platform 1,524 m long. The special feature of it is that absolutely new technology Stow ‘n Go is applied not only for back arm-chairs but for the front passenger seat.
Designers try to remake traditional proportions of the car trying to improve the salon for more comfortable ride of passengers, and on the other hand they had to leave more place for opened luggage separation which was the other demand. Traditional radiator grate inherited from the other models of Dodge makes a great impression at first sight. Specially designed headlights are executed in a new shape and closed with transparent glasses. The powerful wheeled arches are barely complemented with enormous 22-inch wheels, and back lateral three-cornered windows – all of these details remind well-knows Dodge.
Engineers thought of maximally comfortable access to the salon: when any of the doors is opened, a threshold on a hinge moves downward, transforming into a comfortable step. Thus front doors are opened as usual and back ones slide back.
This novelty combines both width of Dodge Ram and length of Dodge Dakota, complete drive and unique independent back pendant which make it unique and so desirable.
Under the hood of this car there is 5,7-liter engine HEMI by power of 345 rpm. There is also five-step automatic transmission.
Certainly the steering gear is lath, and brakes are disk «on a circle». Overlays Goodyear 305/50R based on 22-inch light-alloy wheels and significant traveling road clearance are on a very high level.
It is said that all of Dodge Rampage will not go out into series. However many of the special features of it will be used for developing the other versions of this popular brand. The company presented Dodge Rampage in Chicago during one of auto shows. It is often compared to Dodge Ram because of its width and with Dodge Dakota because of its width.
The other features
The second doors on Rampage are movable, and back glass can be dropped, this feature allows transporting long scale things. Also there are two 2 hauling electro motors by power of 163 rpm and accumulator on 300 V. So, Rampage is pickup with hybrid petrol-electric aggregate! The central cantilever can be moved and turned in different directions to the driver and passenger, providing comfortable access to the control devices a navigation, conditioner and entertaining systems for both of them.. Arm-chairs are covered with black soft fabric with bright red-red insertions. The floor is covered with the special rubber material which saves covering.
Rampage was designed for five passengers, right front arm-chair can be folded, as well as back one, to the floor, whereupon it is possible to push in a midget hippopotamus at the saloon. The head-back is friskily hidden in the backs of arm-chairs without interrupting the process. It is possible to lay down even elbow-rests on front and back doors from the side of passengers. The postern, which access from the salon to half meter long luggage rack, has three positions – opened a peak upwards, folded downward on 98 degrees or can go yet below on 117 degrees.
Among the novelties there is one more. You can fold down into the floor all the seats except of the driver’s one. The partition between booth and basket can be folded also. In such a way here is a great space where the sheet of plywood 2,44×1,83 m can be placed. Another interesting decision is that the doors can be moved backwards simplifying landing and getting out.
What the critics say
Powerful, attractive and carefully thought out Dodge Rampage is the next stage in development of trucks. It is for the people who are fond of active way of life.