The 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Expo held in Detroit. The new truck will be known as Ram 1500 Rebel 2016. It will come with an aggressive exterior, a comfortable cabin and more powerful engines for improved cargo-hauling and towing capabilities.
2016 Ram 1500 Rebel – Body and Design
The new vehicle will get the typical Ram features, but will stand out with fine-tuned body parts. The entire body will look bold and strong with prominent lines and overtures. The automaker will use high strength steel alongside aluminum in an effort to make the truck stronger and lighter at the same time. In the front side, 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel will feature a large, blacked-out grille with “RAM” lettering on it. This side will also spot a powder-coated steel skid plate and a double-snorkel aluminum hood. At the back of the truck, there will be a strong bumper and a well-designed tailgate with the RAM badge. Other exterior features include a four-corner suspension and 17-inch aluminum wheels and 33-inch tires.
One notable feature in the interior of 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel will be comfortable seats featuring high quality fabric and leather. Steering wheel will have a high quality stitching. Floor will be covered with black and red mats. Cabin will be spacious enough to offer comfortable legroom and head space. Technology wise, the Ram pickup truck will come with a large touchscreen on the center console. The entire dashboard will be dotted by electronic controls and smaller digital displays. The latest connectivity features like Bluetooth and Smartphone are expected in the Rebel. Other anticipated tech features include a more functional automatic control system, a six-speaker audio system and a satellite navigation system. Both basic and advanced safety features will be available in 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel. There will be seatbelts to keep passengers glued to their seats on off-road surfaces. Other safety features include airbags, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and forward collision alert, among others.
2016 Ram 1500 Rebel – Engine and Performance
The new Ram pickup truck will come with two engine options. The main engine will be a 3.6-liter V6 capable of producing 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The other engine will be a 5.7-liter V8 with a capacity of 395 hp and 410 lb-ft. The two engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic system for a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The powertrain will be modified to provide improved fuel efficiency and give out lesser emissions. Fuel consumption will be estimated at 15 mpg in city and 21 mpg on highway.
2016 Ram 1500 Rebel – Price, Expected Release Date and Competition
The new Ram truck will have a starting price of $43,270. There will be three configurations: Rebel 5.7L V8 Crew Cab, Rebel 3.6L V8 4WD Crew Cab and Rebel 5.7L V8 4WD Crew Cab. Selling at $46,850, the 5.7L 4WD will be the most expensive trim. The car will be available by the start of the second half of 2016. Main rivals of 2016 ram 1500 rebel include Ford F-250 Raptor, Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Ranger, Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and Nissan Navara.