The current Ram Trucks have three weight classifications and the line is filled with no more than nine trim levels. But all this has now been overshadowed by a new 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel player which has received a major adventurous and fun loving design.
The 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel has a heart of an off-roader and gets unique upgrades that will consequently alienate it from the Ram 1500 line-up. The most noticeable thing that greets the eye is the departure from the Ram history of the iconic crosshair design of the grille.
For those at the back left to eat the dust left from the Ram is large block lettering spell out of RAM on the tailgate. The Ram also boasts of unique tires and wheels, custom interior and a one inch suspension lift just to name a few.
The features of the 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel are outrageous and promises to make the truck an eyesore to its competitors like the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO, 2018 Ram 1500 OUTDOORSMAN.
2018 Ram 1500 Rebel exterior
Rebellious, brash, macho and bold is what define the new 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel at a fast glance. As aforementioned the grille is unique but may not appeal to anyone. The protein drinking men who crave for outdoor thrills and experience will be its target audience and in case the front grille will not stun the passers-by then the tailgate surely will.
A little borrowing has been made from the Ram Power Wagon which are now on the sides of the Rebel’s side which are now accented by fender flares. The 17 inch wheels will have an optional unique one piece and a two tone paint scheme.
Just as the Ram 1500 Sport trim level, the hood of the Rebel will have a similar double scooped treatment, but unfortunately as established by our insider mules, the scoops are fake.
Ram 1500 Rebel interior
Interesting is what interior holds for Ram lovers. The interior of the 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel is black and accented by Diesel Gray at the central console while at the HVAC vents, console storage area, door panels and cabin stitching are Red splashes colour.
Just as similar as the Toyo Open Country A/T tires the seats of the Rebel feature Sedoso fabric inserts in the same pattern.
Other superb features include; Chrysler’s 8.4 inch Uconnect infotainment system, push button start, rotary transmission starter, Smart phone holder at the centre console and a large TFT display in the gauge cluster.
Engine of 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel
There are two choice for the 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel engine. The 1st is the more fuel savvy 3.6L Pentastar V-6 or the 2nd legendary 5.7L HEMI V8. The v-6 makes 305HP and 269lb-ft of torque and boasts of a good fuel efficiency rated at 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
The V-8 on the other hand offers a whopping 395HP and 410lb-ft of torque which is the grunt that most guys would prefer. The engines, both the Pentastar and the HEMI come with integrated with the accomplished and award winning TorqueFlite 8 speed automatic transmission.
Two axle ratios have been offered as options while the 3L EcoDiesel engine is no longer an option. For guys who want the demeanour of the Rebel but lacking in added complexity and weight of an all-wheel drive then there is the option of a front wheel drive to serve that purpose.
2018 Ram 1500 Rebel 0-60
The 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel is expected to sprint from 0-60 in a record of 8.5 seconds while the top speed is estimate to be hovering in the 125mph region.
2018 Ram 1500 Rebel price and release date
The pricing of the 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel remains a mystery but it is obvious that the pricing will revolve around the upper section of the trim levels. In such a case, then we would expect starting prices of around $36,000 while an additional $1,150 for the HEMI V-8 which is optional.
The release date info is quite scanty but according to very reliable sources from within, it has been established that it will be pegged on the fourth quarter of this year (2018).