On Wednesday, the automaker revealed the Ram 700 for Mexico and Latin America. It’s just a rebadged Fiat Strada pickup, but it certainly wears its Ram duds pretty well. It’s also not exactly what Americans would probably expect from a new small pickup, though it boasts some decent specs. The SLT and Laramie trims sport a 1.4-liter inline-four engine that makes 84 horsepower, while the top-tier Ram 700 Big Horn uses a 1.3-liter turbo-four engine good for 98 hp. Both engines pair with a manual transmission and power flows to the front wheels. It’ll even carry up to 1,600 pounds and tow 800 pounds. Again, it would hardly be up to snuff with what Americans expect from their pickup, but it’s a neat little thing nonetheless.
All signs point to the fact Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a new Ram pickup in the works, and rumors swirl it will wear the Dakota name whenever it does arrive — likely in a few years. But, for our friends to the south, Ram treated buyers to their own small pickup truck.