Dodge/Ram has been without a proper SUV for too long and it looks like FCA may finally fix this, at least according to unofficial reports. While the company’s spokesmen are still quiet about this model, the 2021 RAM Ramcharger has been in talks for a quite long time. We are talking about a comeback of the nameplate that was used decades ago, which was reserved for a genuine, super-capable BoF SUV. Therefore, expectations about the new model are pretty big.
From what we can find on the internet, Ram is about to come up with a genuine SUV, which would resemble the original model a lot, but which would also utilize a lot of modern solutions. It looks like this will be a full-size SUV, which would compete with models like Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe etc. Obviously, the new model would borrow the platform and most of the design solutions from the popular pickup truck. According to rumors, we could see it already in the next year.
2021 RAM Ramcharger Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, there is no doubt that the new 2021 RAM Ramcharger would resemble the original model in a pretty big portion. Bringing back popular nameplates is pretty popular these days. The new Bronco is a perfect example. However, the latest iteration of Ford’s legend comes in a little bit smaller package compared to the previous generation. According to rumors, that won’t be the case with the 2021 RAM Ramcharger, which will come with full-size dimensions.
Therefore, it’s pretty clear that the new model will ride on the same platform as Ram 1500. It will borrow almost complete mechanics, though some revisions in terms of suspension setup are expected. That particularly refers to the rear axle, which could come with an independent layout.
When it comes to the exterior design, we’ve already mentioned that the new model should feature full-size dimensions. However, it’s quite possible to see two variants in the offer, both two- and four-door models. When it comes to styling, there is no doubt that the new model will stick to the brand’s latest design language. In practice, this means the same front end as the RAM 1500, though there is always room for certain tweaks. On the other side, the rest of the body should come in a typical SUV layout, with a wagon-like body and boxy shape.
Some sources also suggest a performance version. It if happens, there is no doubt it would feature a lot of upgrades in terms of mechanics and aesthetics. There’s even a chance to see a powerful Hellcat engine under the hood, but we will get on that in a couple of minutes.
On the inside, full-size dimensions promise a lot of room. We count on three rows of seats, though the possible two-door model would rather come with two rows of seats. When it comes to the cargo space, we also count on some respectable numbers, which would be on par with key competitors.
On the other side, the dashboard design could easily be 1500’s copycat. Simply, the new dash looks impressive and features amazing overall quality, which is on par even with some pretty luxurious SUV. Therefore, there is no need for some experiments in the case of the 2021 RAM Ramcharger. The same layout would be just fine.
2021 RAM Ramcharger Engines
In terms of powertrain, there is really no room for surprises. We count on FCA’s familiar units and the base model would probably come with a 3.6-liter V6 with around 305 horsepower. A well-known 5.7-liter HEMI V8 unit is also a certain thing, with a max output of around 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will come in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission and both should be offered with a mild-hybrid eTorque system as well.
As we already mentioned, a hi-performance version is also possible. It would probably feature the same engine as the recently introduce Ram Rebel TRX. Of course, we are talking about a 700-hp Hellcat engine, which features 6.2 liters in displacement and a supercharger.
2021 RAM Ramcharger Release Date and Price
Despite that many unofficial reports suggest the 2021 RAM Ramcharger could arrive already in the next year, the fact is that this model is still just a rumor. Therefore, take this with a big reserve. If it arrives, we presume that base versions would go around 50.000 dollars.