2021 Ram Rebel TRX leaked
2021 Ram Rebel TRX leaked
Posted on May 28, 2020
The Ram Rebel is the nemesis of the Ford F-150 Raptor and is designed specifically to challenge its dominance. So when a new version is being readied for production, interest is high. Exceptionally high. Which is why this video showing a teaser of the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX is so popular.
Uploaded by TFLoffroad, the video is made up of six images leaked to the site from an anonymous source. The video then goes on to showcase other images and information we know about the upcoming truck.
The video is here:
The leaked images are mainly of the interior with two of the engine bay. The interior shots show TRX trim, a good shot of the shifter setup and a trailer steering control.
The two under the hood shots show a Ram air intake and what looks like a supercharger cover. It looks similar to the one on the Hellcat engine but the image isn’t the clearest so that isn’t a definite.
The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX has one thing going for it that most other releases this year don’t. There is no history or nostalgia attached to it. Unlike the Bronco or the upcoming new F-150, there is no previous edition of the Rebel TRX, so it’s a clear run.
Despite a range of spy shots, we don’t know that much about how the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will be built. We saw the concept way back in 2016 that showed a beefed up 1500 with big tires, an oversized bash plate, flared fenders and black trim everywhere but we don’t know how much of that will make it to production.
We do think there will be a unique grille and badging like that concept. We also theorize that there may be a hood scoop and air vents either on the hood or front fender. There will also likely be seriously uprated suspension, higher ride height, beefy tires and black trim instead of chrome.
That original concept had a neat spare wheel section and side trim in the load bed. It would be very cool if the TRX had that too. Although it would seriously compromise cargo space in back.
We can see from the spy shots in the video that there will be black leather with contrasting trim and TRX logos. They look the part and matches the intent of the truck. The shifter shows there will be no rotary dial, or is unlikely to have a rotary dial.
Otherwise, we expect the interior of the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX to be just like top tier Ram 1500s. Lots of soft touch but rugged materials, solid switchgear, a centre screen and lots of storage.
The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX was due to be unveiled this June. That still might be the case but I’m not sure an online reveal would do this truck justice. I am hedging my bets on a slight delay on the reveal until Ram can make it happen in person. Production is due to begin in September but will be dependent on that reveal date.
Image credit: TFLoffroad