2015 Ram 1500 Rebel has Roared Into Detroit
The 2500 Ram Power Wagon has been a favorite with off-road enthusiasts since 2005 when it was first released. Well now Ram has given off-road truck fans a new reason to get excited, because the Power Wagon is getting a sibling. The 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel has roared into Detroit, and we couldn’t be any more excited about it.
The 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel is the newest trim level for Ram’s most popular model, the 1500. This new model brings a strong dose of attitude, style and performance to the brand’s popular half-ton pickup.
The Chief of Ram Trucks, Bob Hegbloom, was quoted saying, “This truck is not for everyone”, at the Detroit Auto Show, and he wasn’t lying. Chrysler designed this pickup to appeal to a niche group of users. The guys and girls that look to modify their pickup trucks immediately after taking delivery are the group of people who will appreciate this truck the most.
This blacked-out truck has a big and bold styling, and we absolutely love it. The all-new Rebel 1500 will be the first Ram since the 1990s that doesn’t feature the signature crosshair grille. Ram is planning to use this truck as a gauge for the styling of future pickup trucks. They will pay close attention to the consumer acceptance of the styling of the Rebel to determine how far the brand will stray from the signature styling characteristics in the future.
The new Ram Rebel 1500 has received a dramatic styling upgrade in comparison to the standard 1500 model. The most notable styling trait is the completely blacked-out interlocking grille. It also comes with a beefed up front fascia that has a bold front bumper that has been powder-coated black. In the front it comes with a twin-snorkel hood, which has lines that scream performance. It also comes with blacked-out headlights that are completely unique to this truck and tie the look together really well.
Some of the other upgrades include, 17-inch black alloy wheels, Toyo Open Country A/T tires, black fender flares, powder-coated rear bumper, and a tailgate with the RAM logo stamped into it.
Ram focused more heavily on improving the styling of the Rebel then the performance. However, there are a few notable upgrades that are worth mentioning. It features a beefed up air suspension with Bilstein shocks that have been specially-tuned. They’ve also raised the ride height of this truck by one-inch.
The Ram Rebel will come with two choices under the hood, and both of them come with eight-speed automatic transmissions. Customers will have their choice between either a Pentastar six-cylinder that produces 305 horsepower with 269 pound-feet of torque, or the 5.7L eight-cylinder with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft.
Pricing has not been announced for the Ram Rebel 1500 yet. However, we do know that it will be going on sale sometime in the second half of 2015.