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Ram is Calling the 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX "The Off-Road King"

Ram has added the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX to its ordering page with the headline "Get Ready for the Off-Road King".
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When you sign on to the Ram ‘build and price’ page, you are greeted with a great photo of the Ram 1500 Rebel TRX concept truck and told to “Get ready for the off-road king”. I’m sure there are a couple of automakers that would dispute that, especially Ford. The F-150 Raptor is often considered the top dog in the off-road market. Ram also has a short video of the 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX Concept with its engine roaring promising a 6.2L supercharged Hemi engine and 575 horsepower. The video invites you to Brave Its Roar.

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX to Feature Hellcat Engine

Truck lovers have been praying for the Hellcat's supercharged 6.2-liter V8. The video suggests that the TRX will get the engine, but there are disclaimers on the Ram page saying that the final versions could be different.

Ram lovers have been salivating over the idea of a 700+ horsepower Ram truck that could rival the Ford F-150 Raptor and build on the off-roading skill of the Ram Rebel. Fans may be disappointed in only 575 horsepower, but those are still huge numbers. It was expected that the beast would be unveiled at the New York Auto Show, where the concept was first displayed in 2016. However, the COVID-19 crisis hit and forced all of the automakers to wait on their new product unveilings. The Ram TRX could have made a big impression at the new summertime Detroit Auto Show but that too was canceled because of COVID-19. Ford unveiled its all-important redesigned 2021 F-150 online last month and Ram took to Twitter to reaffirm plans for its super-truck.

2021 Ram Rebel TRX Debuting This Summer

Ram has promised that the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will debut late this summer and Ram’s financial filings suggest that the actual production will start in the final quarter. Hopefully, all of our questions over the actual horsepower will be answered soon.

All of the truck companies have been trying to crack the off-road market. GMC and Chevrolet both now have special off-road versions of their popular trucks as they try to cut into the F-150 Raptor’s image. Off-roading has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years and the COVID crisis seems to have accentuated it, as more and more people are opting to drive to their vacations rather than fly. Camping, too, has grown in popularity during the crisis, which also adds to the demand for a vehicle that can handle both the road and off-roading.

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