The forthcoming 2024 Ram 1200 will reportedly hit American roads shortly. It is still not official, but it seems like the Ram prepares a compact pickup truck that should rival Ford Maverick. The Ram 1200 is not a new model, far from it. Whatsoever, it is a small pickup available in different parts of the world, including Asia and South America.
However, this new model will hit dealerships in the United States with slightly different designs and more potent engines. Naturally, it will follow the steps of the Ram 1500 full-size truck in many ways. This new Ram 1200 should represent an efficient and budget-friendly compact pickup in years to come.
What is It?
The all-new 2024 Ram 1200 will be something else, and it won’t have much in common with the current Ram 1200 in Asia or South America. This version is based on the same platform as the Mitsubishi L200 aka Triton truck. It is currently available with two powertrain options.
A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with five-speed manual transmission is available as standard. It is a truck known for its practicality, although it is not a performance-focused model. The Ram 1200 is an affordable truck, and it offers two cab configurations. The interior is pleasant enough, although it is far from any serious luxury.
Ram 1200 What to Expect?
Unlike the current Ram 1200, the US-spec model will be something completely different. The goal is to introduce the new 2024 Ram 1200 and put it against the impressive Ford Maverick. To do so, Ram will tweak almost every aspect of this vehicle. First reports are predicting a unibody pickup, instead of a body-on-frame form.
This new model will surely borrow lots of things from the larger Ram 1500 truck. On top of that, Jeep Compass could serve as an inspiration for different styling cues and other visual ideas. The interior should not be an issue, as Ram is known for building impressive cabin designs. Furthermore, the interior will easily match the inside of the Maverick pickup.
Under the Hood
First of all, Ford Maverick comes with a standard plug-in hybrid powertrain. On top of that, the Blue Oval carmaker should introduce an all-electric variant in years to come. Because of that, the new 2024 Ram 1200 will have a tough task. A couple of sources are suggesting a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine as standard. This unit is capable of producing 180 hp and it comes with a smooth 9-speed automatic transmission.
If this happens, then a hybrid powertrain as an option is a must. The goal is to provide fuel-efficient trucks with more than enough power. So, a hybrid version of the Ram 1200 should be able to deliver around 240 horsepower. Of course, this is far from official right now, so we are hoping to hear more details in the following weeks.
2024 Ram 1200 Release Date and Price
The price of the 2024 Ram 1200 is not available yet, as the model is not official. However, expect a price that surely starts below $30,000. If everything goes according to plan, then the new Ram 1200 will become available in the first quarter of next year.