A recent report by AutoNews states that the upcoming Ram midsize pickup truck will be built at the Toledo factory alongside the upcoming Jeep Wrangler truck (aka. Scrambler). Ram Trucks made an official statement back in June to say that a new midsize pickup truck is coming “before 2022”. This is all of the official information we had so far.
2021 Ram Dakota
Editor’s note: We are referring to the upcoming Ram midsize truck as “Dakota” because it’s a well-known name that Dodge and Ram have used until the old Dakota was discontinued in 2011. Ram has not announced an official name for the new pickup truck.
We knew that FCA and Jeep have started to retool the part of the Toledo Assembly Plant after the Wrangler JK production ended at the end of April 2018. While the new Wrangler JL is being built at the other half of the facility, the old JK line was slated for the upcoming Jeep Wrangler pickup truck. Jeep has not yet announced the official name for the truck, but it is expected to make a world debut at a major auto show in the coming months and go on sale in May of 2019 or soon after that.
If the yet-unnamed 2021 Ram midsize truck is to be built at the Toledo plant, it also means that it will be a body-on-frame truck (just like the Wrangler pickup). That’s good news for truck enthusiasts who appreciate a solid platform for towing and off-road capability and aftermarket modifications.
The Jeep Wrangler Truck (JT) is expected to share the powertrains options with the Wrangler JL. They include the: 2.0L turbocharger gas engine with eTorque mild hybrid, 3.6L V6, and a 3.0L V6 turbodiesel. It’s within reason to think that Ram’s new midsize pickup truck could also use these engines.
Here is some running footage of the Jeep Wrangler/Scrambler pickup prototype truck.