The Ram’s beloved full-size truck went through a redesign lately, and the popular model enters the third production year. Naturally, the changes won0t be much needed at this stage, since it’s a bit early for the mid-cycle refreshment. But, the full-size truck segment is highly competitive. In this class, the updates and innovations are not only important to keep up with the competition, but they are also a matter of renown.
Therefore, each one of the major American automakers will introduce a new truck with new updates. According to the reports, 2021 Ram 1500 will be loaded with new stuff. Also, we’ll see a fresh, high-performance off-road model – the Rebel TRX. Moreover, expect to see new features for the cabin, updated interior, and new color options. Although the release date is still unknown, we believe that the 2021MY will be ready by the end of the year.
2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX, Changes
Well, one of the most important changes is for the Rebel TRX model. A few years back, we had a chance to see the concepts of the performance off-road truck. Now, it seems that this powerful truck is ready for production, The Rebel TRX will be based on the 2020 Ram 1500, but it will provide a couple of interesting upgrades. For example, the styling will be more aggressive, with a good amount of blacked details, refined bumpers, and similar cosmetic updates. Under the hood of the Rebel, we expect to see a new engine, adjusted to the off-road needs.
After all, the model is built to compete with the F-150 Raptor. Therefore, skid plates, upgraded suspension, locking differentials, and off-road tires are necessities. But, the most impressive feature for 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX is the available drivetrains. According to the company, the off-road version will feature a 6.2-liter Supercharged V8, which generates over 700 hp. No doubt. such power will take the Ford-Ram rivalry to another level. However, the Blue Oval is preparing an answer as well. The latest rumors claim that the next-gen Raptor will produce over 700 hp as well, with the engine from Shelby GT500.
As for the rest of the updates, expect to see additional packages and a couple of new exterior colors. Keep in mind that the current model is still fresh on the streets, and there’s no need for big changes. Still, we will love to see more standard safety features, since the Ram 1500 only includes a rear-view camera in the base package.
2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options
The only difference in the engine lineup for the 2021MY is adding the Hellcat version. So, we can count that the base model will use a 3.6-liter, which produces 305 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Also, this unit provides a decent fuel economy, with 20 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg on the highway. As for the higher levels, the available mill is the familiar 5.7-liter Hemi V8.
Moreover, the customers might choose between mill with-or without eTorque mild-hybrid system. On top of that, there’s freshly introduced, and refined 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel engine, The updated version makes 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of twist. However, the fuel-economy figures for this unit are unavailable at the moment. All versions of 2021 Ram 1500 will feature a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Release Date and Price
The new version of Ram 1500 will be available in the last quarter of the year. Still, the precise date is unknown at the moment. The base model could have a starting range of $32,000 – $34,000. On the other hand, the new Rebel TRX off-road model should come for around $55,000.