According to a recent report, Ram is developing an entry-level pickup based on the next-generation Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country.

According to a recent report, Ram is developing an entry-level pickup based on the next-generation Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country.

While nothing is official, the model - dubbed the TR Ram Lifestyle Truck - would reportedly be built in Canada and compete against the Honda Ridgeline. Essentially a replacement for the Ram Dakota, the truck is envisioned as a fuel-efficient model for consumers who like the flexibility of a pickup but don't need gas guzzling engines and a massive towing capacity.

If the reports are correct, the new pickup could be launched in late 2013 or early 2014.

Note: 2006 Dodge Rampage concept pictured

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