The 2019 Ram Rebel
Has not been spied in DT guise as of yet. Most of the trucks that have been spotted running around are either BigHorn models (6 spoke wheels) of Laramie models (5 spoke wheels).
The Rebel is Ram’s off-road offering in the Ram 1500 lineup and has been well received since it’s introduction in 2015. Sources are keeping pretty quiet about the upcoming Rebel but there are a few things that we have learned.
This 2019 Ram Rebel mule was caught testing this past summer outside of Death Valley and gives us some clues about the direction of the upcoming rebel. Right off the bat the first thing that stands out are the Goodyear Duratrac tires. I have been able to confirm that 275-70-18 Duratracs will be the standard tires on the new Rebel. The new wheels in these shots are not the production wheels.
This Rebel mule is also sporting a raised ride height and this shot from underneath shows a coil sprung suspension as opposed to the air suspension on current Rebels. Whether they are switching from the air suspension to coils for the Rebel is not currently known. The Rebel is rumoured to become more of a Raptor competitor in this iteration.
A few days ago we were able to obtain this photo of a 2019 Ram Rebel dash. Immediately evident are the signature Rebel red accents and Rebel badge on the passenger side of the dash. The dash looks like a nice evolutionary change from the current models which already look great and have excellent ergonomics. We also see the 8.4 Uconnect screen, 3 Dials for the climate controls as opposed to the current button/dial setup, rotary shifter remains with what looks to be the 4wd selections just to the left of it as well as the dual glovebox setup. The dash top is still sporting a stitched leather material.
It is likely that the Pentastar V6 and the 5.7 Hemi will continue to be available in the Rebel this truck had something different. Visible on this truck is an odd exhaust setup and the Spy photographer said the truck sounded like a Diesel. An EcoDiesel rebel would definitely be a very unique truck but we have been unable to confirm as of yet if it will be available.
Although we have not seen any running around with the 2019 Body, I expect we will see the Rebel at the North American International Auto Show in January.
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