What’s next for Ram? A New Truck is on the Way!
According to Jim Morrison (not to be confused with the late lead singer of “The Doors”), Head of the Ram Brand, “customers have been asking for additional high-end features on the Rebel, and now we’re delivering with benchmark technology and materials wrapped in off-road capability.”
For starters, the infotainment system included in the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 receives the most significant upgrade – a class-exclusive 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display that offers split-screen capability and tailor-made graphics, powered by Uconnect 4C. Furthermore, the segment-leading Uconnect 4C infotainment system features enhanced processing power, multi-touch gestures, vivid imagery, sharper graphics, and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. Plus, SiriusXM with 360L on-demand content and state-of-the-art listening experience.
The Rebel 12 also features what Ram is calling “the finest audio system ever available in a pickup,” a 19-speaker Harman Kardon system with a 900-watt surround-sound amplifier, 10-inch subwoofer, and active noise cancellation. Much like the rest of the Ram pickup truck 2019 lineup, the Ram 1500 Rebel 12 will feature an upgraded interior cabin compared to the previous model years. For the 2019 model year, the Ram Rebel 12 includes a leather-trimmed interior with heated front seats and a distinctive metal speaker grilles, trimmed in the Rebel’s signature Radar Red metallic-coated finish.
The 2019 Ram Rebel 12 special editions are available on all standard model cabs, colors, and powertrain configurations. The standard powertrain equipped is a mild-hybrid 3.6-liter V6 engine that outputs 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The Ram Rebel 12 also offers consumers the available option to upgrade to a 395 horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine or a mild-hybrid version that produces the same speed but more fuel efficiency.
Additionally, all engine options are matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 comes standard with a four-wheel drive system and an electronic-locking rear differential. The Rebel 12 rides on 33-inch Wrangler DuraTrac tires, skid plates that protect the major mechanicals from scraping against the terrain, and Bilstein shocks are all standard.
Recently, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has decided to get back in the game and is flooding the domestic midsize pickup truck market since the production of the Dodge Dakota ended in 2011, Automotive News reported. FCA, Ram’s parent company, has been buckling down on the midsize market with the “as-yet-unnamed body-on-frame” trucks and the much anticipated Jeep Wrangler pickup. FCA’s newly-appointed CEO, Mike Manley, guaranteed the truck back in June but trodded lightly on the specifics. Manley also stated that consumers should expect to see this new baby Ram sometime between 2020 and 2021.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 has a starting MSRP of $48,685 (plus destination fee), compared to the standard Rebel which is priced at $44,695. As previously mentioned, consumers should expect to see the Rebel 12 in dealerships during the fourth quarter of 2018. Stop by University Dodge, located in Davie, FL, to test drive the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 today! For more information on our entire new car inventory selection, visit our website or follow UD Social Media today!
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