It’s unclear if Dodge is bringing back the Ramcharger, but this render looks nice

More old nameplate revivals are taking place in the digital realm than in real life and in all honesty, we prefer the former because we’ve seen some iconic nameplates describing SUVs - yes, Mach-E and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, it’s you I’m looking at.

That said, someone imagined what a modern Dodge Ramcharger might look like and he did a pretty job, too. Sure, there’s no reason to believe that the nameplate is coming back, but the render is nonetheless soul food for the nostalgics.

The Ramcharger was decommissioned in 1993 in the U.S., but it still has fans

The Ramcharger was the Durango's predecessor and it shared underpinnings with the Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Its first two generations were sold in the U.S. from 1974 to 1993, while in Canada and Mexico the Ramcharger got to live for three more years. In Mexico, however, the model lived until 2001. Nicknamed Rhino, the Ramcharger was also a close relative of the Plymouth Trail Duster.

Both cars were offered in four-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive configuration (the latter as of 1975) and could be had with a 318 V-8, which was the most popular engine choice although it made just 120 horsepower at 3,600 rpm. Optionally, Dodge would fit the Ramcharger with a 360 V-8 of the LA engine family.

2020 RAM Ramcharger Exterior Exclusive Renderings Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Oscar V’s render here draws inspiration from the second-gen Ramcharger, which he believes was the best design due to its subtle rear fender flares and curved rear windows.

That’s exactly what we can spot on his vision of a modern Ramcharger, along with a lot of styling cues borrowed from the Ram 1500 pickup truck, especially as far as the front end/hood area is concerned.

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Come to think of it, this could be a worthy adversary for the upcoming Ford Bronco, but there’s a catch here: we’ve got no info that might hint at Dodge looking to revive the Ramcharger moniker, except for some mysterious spy shots sent over by a TopSpeed reader.

Don’t hold your breath on that, though. At the rate carmakers are bringing back past nameplates, anything can happen and since SUVs are at their peak right now, who knows what Dodge’s head honchos might come up with in the near future.

2020 Ramcharger Powertrain Options
Horsepower Torque
6.4-liter Hemi V-8 410 429 lb-ft
5.7-liter Hemi V-8 395 410 lb-ft
6.7-Liter Cummins I6 370 850 lb-ft

Source: wb.artist20 via Instagram

Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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