The brand-new 2024 Ram 1200 is reportedly on the way and it will be a small pickup truck. This new model will directly rival Ford Maverick in the compact pickup segment. The Ram 1200 is a compact truck that is currently available in the Middle East and Central America. The Ram 1200 is designed to be a versatile and practical pickup truck, suitable for both work and daily driving.
Its compact size makes it well-suited for navigating narrow city streets, while its payload capacity and towing capabilities make it capable of handling light-duty work. On the other hand, US-spec Ram 1200 and global Ram 1200 will be two completely different models, per reports. In any case, this is what we know about this all-new pickup right now.
Ram 1200 Specs
The 2024 Ram 1200 has a variety of engine choices available. Of course, one of them is a reliable 2.4-liter, 180-horsepower engine. This unit powers the current Jeep Compass SUV. An excellent substitute would be a 1.3-liter turbo-four with 177 horsepower. However, this engine is more effective and provides significantly greater fuel efficiency.
In order to rival Ford Maverick, the Ram 1200 desperately needs a hybrid powertrain. The Compass PHEV, which is offered in Europe, already offers a hybrid system that could be a perfect fit for the Ram 1500 pickup. With a combined output of 240 horsepower, the Compass PHEV combines an electric motor and a 1.3-liter turbo-four.
The interior of the 2024 Ram 1200 might significantly outperform Maverick in this regard. In particular, the cabin of Ford’s new pickup truck doesn’t seem very exciting. Ram has a reputation for producing interiors that are quite upright and modern. As a result, the cabin design could be more modern than Maverick’s interior.
We are waiting to hear details about cab configurations, but crew cab setup will be available for sure. On the technology front, Ram 1500 pickup will be full of driver-assistance aids and we also expect to see larger displays than inside the Ford Maverick.
The exterior design is a huge mystery at the moment. The most logical outcome is that the 2024 Ram 1200 will look like a smaller version of the famous Ram 1500 truck. Of course, this is just a wild guess. However, Ram’s recognizable design language will be present.
On the other hand, the Ram 1200 will be unique in its own way, with a short bed and longer wheelbase. We must say that Ford did a great job with Maverick’s design, as this model drastically departs from the F-150 truck. However, Maverick borrows a couple of things from the mid-size Ranger pickup truck.
2024 Ram 1200 Price and Release Date
In terms of price, new 2024 Ram 1200 should start at around $25,000. If the ultimate goal is to rival Ford Maverick, then the price should not exceed $25k. Of course, the upper trim levels will cost more, above $40,000. This small pickup truck will reportedly hit dealerships in the first quarter of 2024.