Ram also had some good news for us at Detroit with the reveal of the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black Edition. This special version of the inimitable truck takes an already excellent platform and makes it even more impressive. The good news is that this new truck will be released this year. The bad news is that a Canadian release date wasn’t so forthcoming.
The Ram 1500 Rebel isn’t a new one on any of us, being the main competitor to the Raptor. This new special edition is a bit new though. The 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black Edition comes with a new black grille, black wheels, black trim, black leather interior and seats.
As far as we know, the Black edition will bring all its tweaks to the standard Rebel colours too, so if you prefer one of the bolder schemes, you will soon be able to black out the trim and the wheels for a little extra kerb appeal. While I like the standard 1500, I much prefer being able to tone down all that chrome, so if I was in the market for a truck, I would definitely consider the Black Edition.
Here’s a video featuring the truck:
2017 Ram 1500 Rebel
The Rebel has always been a great option for buyers. With a factory lift, huge 33 inch all terrain tires, Bilstein shocks, air suspension, bash plates and other off road features, the truck was always going to be popular.
Add the crew cab body, either 4x2 or 4x4 and the extra trim bits it certainly looks the part. Available as either a 3.6-litre V6 that produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque or a 5.7-litre V8 that delivers 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Both engines use an eight speed automatic transmission to send power to the rear or all wheels.
Inside, the cabin is comfortable, light and feature-packed. Visibility is great at the front and sides and pretty good to the rear. Seats are comfortable, there are lots of cubbies for storing stuff and lots of practical features available to specify. The Rebel comes with remote start, reversing sensors, keyless entry, LED fog lights, heated front seats and steering wheel and the option for leather upholstery.
The Ram 1500 is one of the best driving and handling trucks on the market right now. With great engines, reliable transmissions and the visual goodness of the Black Edition trim, the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black Edition is going to sell fast when it arrives sometime after the U.S. release in March.