The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX Could Have Multiple Drive Modes And A Console-Mounted Gear Shifter
The latest leaked images show the instrument cluster and the control panelby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 05:55
The news surrounding the upcoming 2021 Ram Rebel TRX just keeps getting better and better. We’ve heard scoops about its drivetrain and suspension system thus far, and now a couple of images that allegedly show the truck’s instrument cluster and the control panel have popped up online, courtesy of TFLnow.
These look quite familiar, but there are a couple of things that are exclusive to the TRX. For instance, there is a TRX mode button at the top of the control panel and the gear selector knob is absent from its usual place. Will the TRX be largely different from the other Rams in terms of cabin layout?
Ram Rebel TRX Leaked Interior Video
Feature-Rich MID Screen
The first image shows the instrument cluster with the TRX branding at the top in red font. The tachometer on the left-hand side redlines at about 5,700 rpm. This is in line with the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, which also redlines in the same range. Considering that the TRX will feature the 6.2-liter, V-8 Hellcat mill, it makes sense. As for the speedometer, it tops out at 120 mph. The screen also mentions “Drag Timers”, which means the truck could have the exhaustive performance and TRX-specific pages in the system that give out the namesake data.
The Settings For The Adjustable Suspension System Could be built into In The Instrument Cluster
There is a scroll-down type ‘menu’ list as well and you can see some interesting things here. For starters, there is a truck symbol, and right under it is a sign that looks to mark the suspension settings. Earlier reports suggested that the Ram Rebel TRX will feature an adjustable steering and suspension system. However, it’s unclear if it will come with a tuned version of Ram’s air suspension system or with electric dampers similar to the Hellcat and Trackhawk models.
On the Ram 2500 HD, the air suspension is a $1,700 option, and if equipped, it can be controlled via buttons on the key fob or the button on the center console on the cabin.
Considering that the setting is in the instrument cluster here, we’re putting our money on electric dampers. Also, it would make sense to have the electric dampers that would offer greater range and higher peak levels of performance.
Is the Ram Rebel TRX an All-Time 4WD Truck?
The other image shows us the control panel. You can see the regular buttons like the traction control off, 4WD High and Low, 4WD Auto, Axle Lock, and so on. However, there is no 2WD switch, which means the rebel will be a four-wheel-drive truck only. It makes sense because you don’t want all 700+ horses on just two wheels! Apart from this, there is a Launch Mode button on the extreme right and a TRX Mode button at the top.
The TRX, despite its powerful mill, will be touted as an off-roader more than a straight-line performer. So, it’s intriguing to see a launch control button here.
We could be looking at a sub-five-second 0-60 mph time, given that the F-150 Raptor takes 5.1 seconds with its V-6, 450-horsepower mill.
The launch control will also help keep the truck on the leash from its berserk acceleration.
The TRX Mode suggests that the truck could have many different drive modes. You can expect an extensive list here since the F-150 Raptor also comes with Rock Crawl, Mud/Sand, Baja, Snow/Wet, and Tow/Haul modes that are branched out of the three main drive modes – Normal, Sport, and Off-Road.
Also notice that there is no gear selector knob here. This means the Ram Rebel TRX could feature the good-ol’ center console-mounted gear shifter with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
Here’s What We Know About the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX So Far
- It will be powered by Dodge Charger’s 6.2-liter Hellcat engine with 707 ponies
- Mated to an updated eight-speed automatic ZF transmission
- The heavy-duty four-wheel-drive system will be in place
- Borg Warner-sourced transfer case
- Adjustable suspension and steering systems
- Console-mounted gear shifter instead of a rotary dial
- On the outside, it will feature wide front fenders with air vents and special Rebel grille
- Headlights will be borrowed from the Ram 1500 Limited Black Appearance Package
- Blacked-out dual exhaust tips and two tow hooks near them
- All-LED center high mounted brake light
- Flashy graphics, Beadlock wheels, and a bed-mounted spare tire
- MultiFunction Tailgate will be a great add-on
- Alcantara and black leather on the upholstery
- 12-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system
- Performance and TRX-specific pages in the system that give out the namesake data
- Will cost as much as a fully-spec’d Ford F-150 Raptor – that’s about $70,000
- Could debut at a standalone event in the coming months
With every new leak, the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX looks more and more exciting. If everything falls into place, the TRX may very well be the Raptor killer we’ve been waiting for. The Ram truck also seems to have everything an enthusiast would want.
There’s a powerful Hellcat engine, adjustable suspension, intricate MID screen that includes performance-spec pages, conventional gearshift lever, and so on. The truck was expected to debut at the 2020 Detroit Auto Show, but now that the event is canceled, it could be launched at a standalone event once things start to look better again.
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