Will 2021 Ram Rebel TRX Be Raptor’s Worst Nightmare?

The recent debut of the 5th-generation Ram pickup truck was amazing, but that doesn’t mean FCA is done with novelties. A big one is coming for the next year, as we are finally about to see a production version of the hi-performance Rebel TRX model. This version came as a concept, four years ago. However, it has been waiting for confirmation for serial production for all these years and it will finally about to hit the market as the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX.

At this point, most of the details are still a mystery. However, the latest spy shots clearly show some of the design solutions that will characterize this truck. Of course, the focus will be on off-road performances, but the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel TRX is also about to come with a variety of styling and interior upgrades. We expect to see it by the end of 2020.

Ram Rebel TRX Concept

2021 Ram Rebel TRX Engine

The upcoming model will definitely come with significant upgrades in various aspect but somehow, most people talk about the powertrain department. As you may presume, this will be the most capable version of the truck, so it seems logical to see a mighty 6.2-liter V8 engine under the hood. The Hellcat-powered 2021 Ram Rebel TRX would definitely be an impressive performer in every aspect. We count on the same numbers we can find in the Challenger and Grand Cherokee, which would mean 717 horsepower of the max output most likely.

Along with the powerful engine, we count on the same 8-speed automatic transmission and one of the interesting things about the new version will be paddle shifters, while several driving modes are expected as well. Of course, 4WD would be standard, and it will ensure both impressive off-road performance and impressive acceleration.

Speaking of the acceleration, the biggest future rival, F-150 Raptor, needs around 5.7 seconds to hit 60 mph. With 250+ horsepower more than the Blue Oval tyrannosaur, there is no doubt that the Ram Rebel TRX 2021 would be significantly faster, though it’s still early to talk about the exact numbers.

2021 Ram Rebel TRX Spy Shot

2021 Ram Rebel TRX Design

Of course, this model would come with significant modifications in all aspects. Besides the engine, big attention will be put on the suspension setup. Naturally, you may expect off-road setup, with performance shocks, higher ground clearance and more. However, it is still unclear whether the 2021 Dodge Ram Rebel TRX is about to retain air components or to go electric. In any case, we count on adjustable suspension. Along with the adjustable suspension, we count on several drive modes, which will help this truck adapt to every surface and driving conditions.

Naturally, big upgrades will come in terms of styling. Considering that the concept version was based on the previous generation, we can expect inspiration from it just in trails. However, the basis of the new look will be the ’standard’ Rebel, which features unique grille design, lots of black plastic surfaces etc. The new model will come with even more accentuated off-road capabilities, so some of the things that come to mind are hi-performance off-road tires, skid plates and all other things that characterize typical off-roaders. We expect that the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will come in a crew cab layout only.


Huge changes are about to come on the inside in this case. Although the overall layout will remain largely the same, we are about to see loads of new details. One of the first things that come to mind are paddle shifters, as we already mentioned. Still, these will be aluminum paddle shifters, the first of this kind in a Ram pickup truck. Interestingly, we won’t see those from the Challenger, but rather those more massive that can be found in Alfa Romeo’s Quadrifoglio models.

Of course, that won’t be the only unique feature of this model. You may also count on changes on the center console. According to the latest reports, the current selector knob will be removed and most likely, we will see a knob for different drive modes.

Another thing that has been rumored is that the large 12-inch touchscreen will be standard in this model. Of course, we count on the same infotainment upgrades we can find in other Hellcat-powered models, which include performance pages and other tweaks.

2021 Ram Rebel TRX

2021 Ram Rebel TRX Release Date and Price

We expect to see this hi-performance model sometime in the second half of the year. At this point, we can’t talk about any more specific details. The same thing goes for the price. At this point, it is early for more precise estimations, but sources like moparinsiders.com suggest it will probably go around 70.000 dollars, roughly. Moreover, 5thgenrams.com suggests the launch date will be scheduled for September.

Sources: Mopar Insiders, 5thGenRams, Motor1, Carscoops

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