Ram Rebel TRX Debut is Imminent

August 12th, 2020 by

Ram Trucks means business — the truck maker will ceremoniously pull the covers off the hotly-anticipated 2021 Ram 1500 TRX model on Monday, August 17 (2020). Ram Trucks will stream the debut of one of the year’s most anticipated automotive online via its social media channels. The launch is accessible to the public, meaning both the press and the public will experience the unveiling at the same time, unlike in the past. Engineered as the answer to Ford’s desert-jumping F-150 Raptor model, the Ram TRX is speculated to have a burly Hellcat V8 engine beneath its hood, instead of the standard turbo V6. Here’s what else we know before the TRX’s big unveiling:

Given the fact that the Hellcat engine will be the main focus, the Ram Rebel TRX will at the very least make 707 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2-liter. Nonetheless, the Ram Rebel TRX concept that this upcoming TRX is based on generated only 575 horsepower —  talk about an improvement! 707 horsepower would put the TRX in the same territory as famed speed demons such as the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger — like distant cousins. As for the exterior design of the pickup, the TRX will have a dual-vented hood and flared arches, making it more aggressive and its stance a bit wider.

Another facet of the Ram Rebel TRX to look forward to? It’s believed to feature extended variants of the aluminum paddle shifters found on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio model. In addition, the TRX will also have the same eight-speed ZF automatic transmission that’s found on numerous European luxury vehicles. It’s clear  that Ram spared no expense when it came to designing the TRX, although luxury isn’t what enthusiasts would expect from a burly off-roader. 

When it comes to luxury touches, Mopar Insiders reports that the Rebel 1500 TRX will also feature plenty of advanced tech for drivers and passengers alike. The base price is rumored to be at around $70,000, but no official figures exist as of yet — and probably won’t for some time even after the official debut. Ram is expected to take a page from its very successful revamp of the Ram 1500 model.  Added luxury touches and impressive tech features such as a massive 12-inch touchscreen display, trailer cameras, and more are sure to be included. 

In the meantime, as we wait on the arrival of the Rebel TRX, feel free to explore the existing Ram lineup at University Dodge. Whether you’re looking for an entry-level or fleet-oriented pickup like the Ram 1500 Classic, or something more modern like the revamped Ram 1500, University Dodge has got you covered. Schedule your test drive today! Follow University Dodge on social media to stay up to date with the latest Ram news, including the upcoming debut of the TRX.

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