We finally have some good news about the Hellcat powered Ram Rebel TRX after Coronavirus related delays. The monstrous off-roader was supposed to debut at the 2020 Detroit Auto Show, but the show’s cancelation and factory closures have pushed back its debut and production. Luckily, as Mopar Insiders reports, Ram dealerships are being notified of their TRX allocations.
According to their source, FCA has notified dealerships of their allocations for a September or October production start date. Pretty much, this means dealerships are finding out how many trucks they will get for the 2021 model year. If you are seriously considering buying one of these, it would be a good idea to call you dealership soon to get your name on the list.
With the fall production start date seemingly set, we can also work out a possible reveal date. Mopar Insiders predict the truck will debut at FCA’s “What’s New” press event is scheduled for the end of June. Here, FCA could also pull the covers off the all-new 2021 Jeep Gand Cherokee, and updated Dodge Durango, which is expected to be offered with a Hellcat option. A bit more of a stretch would be the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, but hey, anything’s possible. Given the cancelation of most auto shows this year, we see many manufacturers turning to online streamed events with limited physical audience, like this.
Whenever the Ram Rebel TRX debuts, it will definitely be the first true Ford F-150 Raptor competitor, only more powerful thanks to a 707 hp Hellcat V8. In addition, the truck will feature a much more aggressive design, with a new facia, hood, and significantly wider track to house big tires. As we reported earlier, the TRX will get the full suite of SRT performance monitors in the infotainment, and highly configureable driving modes to tackle almost any terrain. The truck, like the Raptor, will be so wide that it will need three amber indicator lights, which are expected to be housed in the hood scoop. Overall, we can’t wait to finally see this crazy truck.