According to MoparInsiders, who have well-placed sources within FCA, the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will still be revealed in June, even without the 2020 Detroit Auto Show taking place. What’s being planned allegedly is an official reveal, with a small amount of media and personnel in attendance. Compared to other years, June still feels like a long ways out, and a lot could happen between then and now. At any rate, automakers like General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are beginning to have a future product backlog due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With auto shows canceled, and manufacturing on ice, the coronavirus may have things feeling like a pause button has hit the the automotive industry, but with annual sales projected to tank by millions industry-wide, OEMs have to give shareholders and market speculators alike something to look forward to. This means the show will have to go on, if not for anything but to give people something to look forward to when this crisis finally passes.
The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX is one of the most anticipated pickup trucks to be revealed this year, along with the fourteenth-generation Ford F-150, and the all-electric Hummer EV pickup by GMC. The TRX is expected to be a class-leading off-road performance truck, with more than enough horsepower to leave the current-generation F-150 Raptor in its dust along the trail. This is primarily thanks to 700+ horsepower from its 6.2L Hellcat engine, and a radical suspension system that can keep up with that power. Of course, that will all come at a price, as MI speculates that the Ram Rebel TRX will be priced around $70,000 and beyond – well above a base Raptor.
Production is otherwise anticipated to start in October 2020, several weeks behind the original timeline. But you already know why.
Beyond the Ram Rebel TRX, FCA also plans to reveal an updated Dodge Durango – likely with the introduction of a Durango Hellcat – along with huge debuts from Jeep. Specifically, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee. Other vehicles, such as the full-size Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, as well as a petite Ram pickup truck, are likely to follow.