Since it was spun off as its own brand, Ram hasn’t offered a midsize truck. There have been rumors of that changing, but the announcement of the Jeep Gladiator seemed to change things. After all, the Jeep truck was a midsize and would compete against a midsize Ram, so the idea seemed dead. And then it wasn’t.
Now that Mike Manley, who was the head of Jeep, is now running the show at Fiat Chrysler, he’s admitting to investors that no midsize truck for Ram is a gaping hole in the lineup. Manley went so far as to say the Ram product development team is working on a solution.
Other than camouflaged prototypes driving around, this is as good of confirmation as it gets that a midsize Ram pickup truck is in the works.
Competition in the midsize truck segment has been heating up. While the Toyota Tacoma is the absolute juggernaut, the Nissan Frontier has done quite well, as have the Chevy/GM twins. A new Ford Ranger and the Jeep Gladiator could shake things up, and there’s the possibility Volkswagen could enter the U.S. market.
From the sound of things, this unnamed midsize Ram is a couple of years off.