Ever since the initial concept vehicle debuted back in 2016, the Ram has kept us patiently waiting for a proper off-road full-size truck above the Rebel trim level. After years of being egged on with leaks and speculation, we are finally approaching the day upon which the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will roam the Earth. In fact, some examples of the off-road oriented truck have just been spotted testing out in the Nevada desert, and we now have a clearer look at the truck’s front end.
This new video of the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX test mule was captured by YouTube user Wesley Burk, and was published by the team over at TLFcar. While the truck is as heavily camouflaged as one might expect a future production model to be, it appears that Wesley Burk got lucky when he busted out his camera. Thanks to a combination of wind and the lighting in the video, we can clearly see what appears to be the old-school Ram crosshair grille. An interesting discovery, considering how different that is from the design we’ve seen previously on the concept vehicle, and an easter egg leak of the truck.
Now, it is possible that this is part of FCA’s effort to camouflage the truck from the public. On this test mule we can spot a few cues that are meant to throw us off, including a window line that mimics that of the Ford F-150. That said, the aggressive look of the crosshair grille is befitting of a vehicle carrying over 700 horsepower between its fenders.
Speaking of that monstrous engine, we do get to hear a bit of acceleration towards the end of the clip. Before anyone gets worried, there is no need to fret about the lack of supercharger wine present in the video. Any hopes of hearing such a noise are futile thanks to the truck’s dual exhaust being pointed right towards the camera. All in all, the Hellcat V8 still sounds good in the truck, not that that was ever a concern.
While we still await the debut of the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX, now is the time to order one. We already reported that dealership allocations are being assigned at this point, with a September or October production start date in mind. There is no doubt that these trucks are going to sell as quickly as they drive.