2017 Ram 1200 Truck
Ram 1200 Truck
It’s a re-badged Mitsubishi Triton, but it expands Ram’s global portfolio
Ram has launched a new metric-ton pickup slotted for sales in the Middle East market. It’s called the Ram 1200 and its debut took place in Dubai among an audience of fleet buyers, distributors, and regional media members. This mid-size pickup joins the full-size Ram 1500 to round out the brand’s presence in the region.
Ram was fairly quiet on the details, but we do know several key points. The truck will be offered in three trim level, in regular and crew cab versions, powered a gasoline or turbodiesel option, with the choice of RWD or 4WD, and the option of a manual or automatic transmission. Ram never mentioned, however, the pickup is basically a re-badged Mitsubishi Triton L200.
This isn’t the fist badge-engineered L200 we’ve seen come from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Fiat Fullback currently on sale in Europe is a direct clone of the Mitsu. Unlike the Ram 1200, the Fullback is aimed at a more domesticated buying audience. The Ram is built for fleet and commercial work.
Despite not having the full information, we’d bet big money Ram will never bring the 1200 to the U.S. It simply isn’t built to pass U.S. crash testing and emissions regulations, let alone designed to compete in the increasingly competitive mid-size truck segment. Nevertheless, let’s have a look at the Ram 1200.
Continue reading to learn more about the Ram 1200 Truck.