While North American drivers prefer super-capable pickup trucks, the rest of the world rather sticks with something smaller and more efficient. South American is a perfect example, where we can find a lot of small pickups, based on classic passenger cars. Fiat Strada is one of them, as well as its corporal sibling, which comes completely redesigned for the next year, as the 2021 Ram 700. The new model comes with significant changes but keeps the same base approach.
This subcompact pickup keeps its unibody layout, which makes it super maneuverable, a perfect small commercial vehicle. The new generation comes after decades and it will be offered across South America, particularly in Brazil.
2021 Ram 700 Redesign
The new model comes with a completely new design. The company uses a new MC-P platform, the same one that the company uses for the current-generation Argo. Both the Strada and 2021 Ram 700 have borrowed rear suspension from another Fiat model, called Mobi.
When it comes to the styling, things are notably different between the two siblings. While dimensions and overall dimensions are the same, the 2021 Ram 700 comes with a different front face. It takes a lot of inspiration from bigger Ram models, particularly the full-size 1500. That’s particularly notable on the grille, which features a pretty similar shape, as well as the familiar mesh grille.
When it comes to the body styles, you may count on two versions in the offer. The base trim level will come in single cab and double cab layouts. On the other side, higher trim levels will be available in a double cab model only.
When it comes to the interior design, the new pickup truck borrows most of the details from the Argo. This particularly refers to the dashboard. As we are talking about a model that’s designed primarily for the developing markets, things are rather simple. The overall quality isn’t particularly amazing and things are rather simple. The new model is rather about practicality and functionality. Still, the list of standard equipment seems more than decent. After all, this model comes equipped with the company’s modern UConnect infotainment system that runs on a 7-inch touchscreen. Furthermore, you may also count on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, as well as on things like Bluetooth, wireless charging and similar tech goodies.
2021 Ram 700 Engines
When it comes to powertrain, you may count on two familiar units from Fiat. Base models will come equipped with a familiar 1.4-liter naturally-aspirated gasoline engine, which puts around 85 horsepower. If you want an upgrade, you may count on a smaller but more efficient 1.3-liter turbo engine, which puts around 100 horsepower. Both engines come in pair with a five-speed manual transmission. Also, all models come equipped with the E-Locker traction control system.
2021 Ram 700 Release Date and Price
The 2021 Ram 700 will arrive in all South American markets by the end of the year. The price will vary depending on the market, but we can say it will in most cases go around 11.500-12.000 dollars converted.