Ram Trucks has officially begun production of the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel at its Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan. The newest trim level to the Ram fleet, the Rebel offers impressive off-road capabilities thanks to its laundry list of upgraded equipment.

Available in 2WD with the Hemi V-8 and 4WD with both the Hemi and Pentastar V-6, the Rebel offers increased ground clearance thanks to a one-inch suspension lift, 33-inch Toyo Open Country A/T tires, heavy-duty Bilstein shock absorbers, and an upgraded version of the Ram 1500’s air suspension. Of course, tow hooks are standard equipment. Both engine options come standard with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

Beyond the mechanics, the Ram Rebel features a unique grille design, one-off wheels, and a custom interior treatment that signifies the Rebel as something special in the 1500 lineup.

Though Ram says the Rebel does not directly compete with the 2011 Ford Raptor, it does join the mix of off-road ready trucks. The group includes the 2014 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro and Ram’s own 2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. Prices for the Rebel start at $42,790 for the 2WD, Hemi-powered version and increases to $46,370 for the 4WD version with the Hemi. The 4WD, V-6 version splits the gap at $44,720 before options. Customers will have to tack on another $1,195 for destination charges before leaving the dealership.

The Rebel is certainly an interesting combination of a usable truck and hard-core off-roader that will likely do well in the market.

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Why it matters

Ram Trucks and its parent company, Fiat Chrysler, are no strangers to making hard-core off-road machines. The Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, and Renegade from Jeep, along with the Ram Power Wagon, are some of the most impressive in the industry. Now that the Rebel joins the cause, FCA furthers its diverse hold on the market. Look for the Rebel to enjoy a loyal following and garner plenty of aftermarket support in the off-road community.

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel

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Press Release

FCA US LLC began production this week of the all-new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Mich.). The one-of-a-kind, full-size truck is assembled by more than 4,000 employees across 3.3 million square feet of the Company’s 75-year-old truck plant.

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The Ram 1500 Rebel makes a statement with an all-new, blacked-out grille and distinctive billet silver “RAM” letter badge. Rebel is designed with increased ride height, standard 33-inch tires, skid plates, tow hooks, and a unique brawny interior starting at $42,790.

Operating on three crews, the Warren Truck Assembly Plant is home of the only consecutive winners of the prestigious Motor Trend Truck of the Year: the 2013 Ram 1500 and 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

Building more than 286,000 available combinations of the Ram 1500, the plant has produced more than 12.5 million trucks since its operations began in 1938.

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