Digital Ram Rampage SUV looks cozy and inviting for seven people in a ruggedly charming way


Ram Rampage SUV rendering by KDesign AG
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Photo: KDesign AG / Behance

The 2025 Ram 1500 family with the absent Hemi V8 and the new 3.0-liter Hurricane inline-six twin-turbo options is of course the talk of the town at Mopar as far as American pickup trucks go. Sadly, the ruggedly charming Ram Rampage has faded from the spotlight.

The Ram Trucks family includes more than just its 1500 and heavy-duty counterparts outside North America. They also have the Rampage produced in Brazil and even the ‘new’ Ram 1200 mid-size pickup, designed specifically for the Central and South American markets. It’s not coming to the United States and Canada – but that’s more than okay.

It is actually a Peugeot Landtrek converted into a Ram, which in turn is already based on a Chinese model. So we really don’t want it to reach the US because it would tarnish the brand’s image in more ways than imaginable. Anyway, on the other hand, we really think it’s a shame that the unibody Rampage compact pickup, produced by Stellantis in Brazil, as the first Ram vehicle produced there, is missing in action due to the rumor mill’s whispers about it crossing the northern border.

Built on the same Small Wide global platform shared with the Jeep Compass, Jeep Commander and Fiat Toro, this is the largest vehicle produced to date and would be the perfect foil to Ford’s mega-popular Maverick and the less successful Hyundai Santa Cruz with its 272 hp 2.0-liter Hurricane inline-four turbo mill.

However, it’s been a while since we last heard that Stellantis plans to release it in North America, so it’s possible they’ve changed their minds behind the closed doors of corner offices. Anyway, if they needed extra motivation, the imaginative empire of digital automotive content creators believes Ram could successfully compete with its fellow brands Dodge and Jeep with something based on the Rampage.

To be precise, Kleber Silva, a Brazil-based virtual artist better known as KDesign AG took to social media to use CGI to imagine that an entire family could fit into a Ram Rampage – turning the compact unibody into a comfortable and spacious seven-seater SUV inspired by the ruggedly charming and angular Jeep Commander (XK – built from 2005 to 2010).

If this actually happened, it could certainly give the Dodge Durango a run for its money without actually entering its midsize territory. Instead, it could act as a counterbalance to models like the Kia Telluride, Toyota Grand Highlander, Hyundai Palisade and Santa Fe, Mazda CX-70 and similar models – albeit at a lower price thanks to its alignment with the lower class.

So, what do you think? Should Ram at least bring the Brazilian-made Rampage to North America and try to compete with the more upscale Hyundai Santa Cruz (recently updated for the 2025 model year) and the highly successful Ford Maverick? Should they also make it a practical yet cool-looking three-row crossover SUV, or is this just wishful thinking?