One of the most popular packages for the 2020 Ram 1500, has been the introduction of the new Rebel Black package. Now, the Ram Truck brand is taking the Rebel Black overseas to the Middle East to make the package’s first appearance on a global scale. However, the Rebel Black gets a few tweaks compared to the North American version.
“Buyers demand a good-looking truck with easy-to-use features. They often tell us that their Ram trucks are an extension of their personality and want to stand out from the crowd,” said Stuart Laurie, Head of Ram Brand in the Middle East. “Whether it’s the off-road-enthusiast appeal of the Ram 1500 Rebel or the luxury of the Limited, Ram trucks deliver features and durability that are winning over more and more buyers. With the 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel Black, we merged both worlds into one.”
Starting with the core 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel, the Rebel Black features an aggressive all-terrain tires and a 1-inch factory lift give the 1500 Rebel a fierce look, that can be pushed even further with an available and class-exclusive Active-Level Four Corner Air Suspension that gives the Rebel an extra inch of lift on-demand and different ride heights like Entry/Exit, Aero for highway efficiency, Normal and two different Off-Road modes.
For the shock absorbers, the Rebel comes with Bilstein shocks feature remote reservoirs to keep the shocks cool and work with unique rear suspension geometry to keep the 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac all-terrain tires in traction and take you everywhere from paved streets to rocky trails. For even more off-road performance, Rebel comes standard with new Elocker® electronic locking rear differential and Hill-descent Control.
Hefty tow hooks feature wide bumper openings to ease use and the underbody protection features skid plates on the transfer case, steering system, oil pan, and gas tank.
So what stands out about the Middle East offering of the Rebel Black over the North American version, is the standard features. The Rebel Black for the Middle East is only offered with one powertrain the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8. That’s right, no Pentastar, no eTorque, and no EcoDiesel offering. The 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque engine is, of course, mated to the 8-speed automatic transmission and that avoids the hesitation and peakiness of turbocharged engines with its broad powerband.
Design-wise, the Rebel is anything but ordinary. With its unique grille design and powder-coated grille, front and back bumper, the Rebel is ready for the toughest trails. For a meaner look, Rebel comes with a Sport Performance Hood and black rear dual-exhaust tips while the LED headlamps with black bezel, taillamps, and fog lamps bring improved visibility to the trail while adding to the bold look of the Rebel.
The 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel Black adds to the mix an all-black look, with a Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat paint, black front skid plate 18-inch black-painted wheels and black badging.
Inside, the Rebel Black is loaded with more premium features than you would ever expect in a rugged off-road truck. The interior is elevated to new heights of style, thanks to the black luxury leather trim that envelops the front and rear seats and Rebel branded rubber floor mats.
The Middle East Rebel Black comes standard with Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof that offers passengers a spectacular window to fresh air, open sky and an exquisite view of the world passing by. The truck also comes with an upgraded sound system with a 9-speaker Alpine system with a subwoofer. But the highlight of the cabin is on the dashboard as the Rebel Black is equipped with the award-winning fourth-generation Uconnect® system and class-exclusive 12-inch Touchscreen. It is loaded with user-friendly features like Navigation, Apple CarPlay® support, Android AutoTM integration and a customizable home screen with split-screen capability.
The 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel Black is now available to order at all Ram Truck showrooms in the countries of Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Oman.