It could take place at a company event that falls in line with the canceled Detroit Auto Show

The Ram Rebel TRX is arguably the hottest truck at this moment. From all the leaks we’ve seen so far, it is shaping up to be a Raptor killer. The truck was supposed to debut at the Detroit Auto Show, but with the COVID-19 situation and the show getting canceled, a specific debut window has been up in the air.

However, the latest scoop by Mopar Insiders suggests that the upcoming Rebel TRX will be launched in June, albeit at a company event in Chelsea in front of a small audience.

Why Not A Special Standalone Event?

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Just to be clear, this news comes from undisclosed sources, so take it with a pinch of salt. The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX was supposed to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in June this year. The event got canceled due to the pandemic, but the outlet says that the truck could debut in the same month at the FCA Chelsea Proving Grounds.

The truck could be the showstopper at the company’s What’s New Event. The event is a behind-the-scenes look for media at the next year’s upcoming products. At last year’s event, FCA exhibited the ProMaster and ProMaster City. This year, the Rebel TRX and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee could be on the pedestal.

The Rebel TRX’s Production Is Delayed

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However, the production of the Rebel TRX is pushed back by five weeks. Initially, the truck was going to hit the assembly line on September 8, but this is now pushed by five weeks. So, that would be around October 12. Although the production timeframe seems plausible, we’ll have to see if the truck could actually debut in June at the company event.

Here’s What We Know About The Ram Rebel TRX So Far

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  • 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
  • A heavy-duty four-wheel-drive system will be in place
  • No two-wheel-drive mode
  • Borg Warner transfer case
  • Adjustable suspension and steering systems
  • Console-mounted gear shifter instead of a rotary dial
  • ‘TRX Mode’ on the control panel beside the steering wheel
  • Wide front fenders with air vents and special Rebel grille
  • Headlights 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
  • 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
  • To cost as much as a fully-spec’d Ford F-150 Raptor – that’s about $70,000
  • Could debut at a standalone event in June, perhaps at FCA Chelsea Proving Grounds

Final Thoughts

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The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX is one of the most anticipated vehicles of 2020. It has the steam and the momentum right and the world is watching it closely. A delayed launch could hamper that to a certain extent. I’m not sure if the What’s New event is the right way to launch the truck unless the company plans on live digital streaming for the whole world to watch. The Rebel TRX deserves a standalone event.

Mopar Insiders also noted that the truck could start losing camouflage from mid-June and we could see the truck in its flesh a bit more clearly. From what we know about the powerful truck so far, what has excited you the most? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Source: Mopar Insiders

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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