The all-new 2019 RAM 1500 brings the bad-boy RAM Rebel Off-Road version now available with more configurations.The new Rebel debuting at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit shares all the frame and chassis upgrades, and mechanical upgrades made to the 2019 Ram 1500. The unique, purpose-built look and capability of Ram Rebel is visible from afar with Black steel bumpers, aggressive approach angles, tow hooks and factory lift.
Now available in Quad Cab and Crew Cab models, the new Ram 1500 Rebel has reached a new level of off-road readiness, complete with a lifted Active-Level Four Corner Air Suspension system, blacked-out trim and an exaggerated grille flanked by bigger headlights. Super smooth on the road, enough ability to get you giggling through the rough stuff.
Designers gave the new hood a more dramatic look with new, functional front vents and a large black power cap at the back of the hood where the “1500” and engine choice is displayed. The grille boasts the large Ram lettering and swoop over the lettering as the previous Rebel did. The LED headlights and taillights are new as well.
Under the hood, the Rebel will offer the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with the eTorque mild-hybrid system as standard with the V-8 Hemi as an option, with or without eTorque. But, is Ram dropping Rebel Hellcat Easter eggs?While the media was covering all the new technology, powertrain, and styling, one detail was missed: the press kit shows the UConnect screen time set to 7:07 – the power of the Hellcat Hemi V8. The Rebel is the only model in the press release with 7:07 on the clock. According to some insiders, Ram is working on a Hellcat-powered, Rebel-based truck on the new-generation Ram 1500 body. Look no further than the Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX concept truck the company revealed back in 2016. On the 2019 Ram 1500, the window on the rear doors has a kink in the bottom, just like the Rebel TRX Concept. The new Sport hood is clearly inspired by the hood on the Rebel TRX Concept.
The Rebel TRX Concept was rated at “just” 585 horsepower; but remind yourself of Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk or 707 HP Hellcat powered Jeep Trailcat.