The 2021 Rebel TRX Is All Set To Make Its Debut On 17 August

After waiting for the better part of the last decade, we’re now finally just a couple of days away from the Ram TRX’s official debut. The truck has garnered a lot of attention, and to keep the ball rolling, the company dropped a new teaser announcing its arrival. But, before you get your hopes high, let me make it clear that the 24-second clip doesn’t even give us a glimpse of the truck.

This Might Be The Final Teaser Before The Rebel TRX Is Unveiled

Ram hasn’t been able to keep it under the wraps very well and we know quite a lot about the truck already. So, the automaker should’ve teased the truck a little more. We’re just a couple of days away from seeing it in all its glory, but even now, the teaser doesn’t give us any glimpse of the Raptor-Killer. The video just shows a dust storm along with the engine’s sound.

2016 Ram Rebel TRX Concept High Resolution Exterior
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Back in September 2016, Ram revealed the Rebel TRX Concept at the State Fair of Texas. The concept was based on the Ram 1500 Rebel and came with a ton of off-roading equipment, a widebody, and a powerful Hellcat mill under the hood. Post this concept reveal, there wasn’t a lot of hustle from Ram about it, until the 2019 Ram 1500’s reveal where there was an Easter egg in the official press photos. The touchscreen system of the 1500 Rebel showed the time ‘7:07’, which indicated that the upcoming TRX will not be a detuned version of the Hellcat mill. Something similar now would’ve made a much larger impact and gotten a lot more people excited.

Final Thoughts

2016 Ram Rebel TRX Concept High Resolution Exterior
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Surprisingly, the build-up to the unveiling hasn’t been that great, even though the truck is showstopper material. Every leak or even tiniest of information about the truck has garnered a lot of attention, so why didn’t Ram build the hype? The automaker should’ve taken lessons from Ford as to how it hyped the Bronco before the launch. Nevertheless, we’re a couple of days away from the debut and can’t wait to see how it’ll turn out to be. Do you think the TRX will be any different from what we’ve already seen? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Here’s What We Know About the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX So Far

2016 Ram Rebel TRX Concept High Resolution Exterior
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  • A 6.2-liter, supercharged, V-8 HEMI Hellcat engine
  • 707 Horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • A Heavy-duty four-wheel-drive system will be in place
  • No two-wheel-drive mode
  • Borg Warner-sourced transfer case
  • Adjustable suspension and steering systems
  • 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
  • Control panel with switches for the traction control off, 4WD High and Low, 4WD Auto, Axle Lock, etc.
  • 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
  • Debuting on 17 August 2020
Sidd Dhimaan
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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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