New Ram 700 Small Truck Officially UnveiledOctober 8, 2020
A couple of hours ago, the official presentation of the new Ram 700 truck took place. The newest car of the 2021 model year, which received an index of 700, is positioned by the manufacturer as “a tiny truck with good characteristics.”
The 2021 Ram 700 will debut as a small truck for the South American and Mexican markets for people who want to transport their stuff but don’t need a larger, more expensive pickup. If the novelty looks familiar, it is because this car represents the same Fiat Strada, but with a different front end styling.
Ram 700 buyers have a choice of two or four door bodies. The pickup offers a payload of up to 750 kilograms, a cargo space of 1,143 liters and a towing capacity of 400 kg.
The 700 is available in SLT, Big Horn and Laramie trims. The first two use a 1.4-liter 84 horsepower engine, while the third has a 1.3-liter turbocharged powerplant with 98 horsepower. Both motors are connected to a five-speed manual gearbox that is mated to the front wheels, and an electronic differential lock is also available.
Despite its small size by American standards, the Ram 700 offers some nice amenities. There are LED headlights, and some trim levels have a seven-inch infotainment display that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless services.
There is currently no indication that FCA intends to sell the Ram 700 or its Fiat Strada sibling outside of South America and Mexico.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that the Ram TRX was named after the T-Rex dinosaur, the main enemy of the Raptor (Ford Raptor pickup truck). In an interview with Mike Gillam, head of external design for the TRX project, we were able to find out why the “charged” Ram 1500 TRX pickup got its name. Is it about the dinosaur confrontation?
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