Ram 1500 Rebel Black Debuts at NAIAS 2017
It’s been two years since the Ram 1500 Rebel made its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and it has earned several notable titles and awards since its release. To add variety to the award-winning light-duty model, last year Ram released the special-edition Mopar 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel, decked out with Mopar custom parts. But for 2017, things are getting a little darker with the special-edition Ram 1500 Rebel Black.
Remember the Hellcat-powered Ram TRX that was introduced in fall 2016? Sadly, it won’t be making a debut at the NAIAS in Detroit this year, maybe the world isn’t ready for a Ram truck that has 575 horsepower under the hood. So instead, Ram is making a statement with the new Rebel trim.
For those of you who don’t remember, or just never saw this beauty, you can get a good look at the Mopar ‘16 Ram 1500 Rebel here. It was a Ram 1500 truck that said “get out of my way.” Seriously, one look at the front grille and you’d swear a battering ram is attached to that thing. Well this year, the statement will be stronger and bolder with a sinister-looking all black Ram 1500 Rebel mowing down everything in its path to Detroit this week.
The NAIAS takes place in Detroit every year, this year from January 8-22, and the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel is said to pop up on the 9th. This time around, it’s taken some cues from the special edition Ram trucks that are covered in black. We’re talking black wheels, a black brush guard, black anodized bezels on the doors, and available black Katzkin leather for the interior. The “RAM” emblem won’t be blacked out however, creating a sharp contrast that makes the name pop!
Here’s some need-to-know details before you pull out the ol’ pocketbook. There will be two engine options, a 305-hp 3.6-liter V6 that produces 269 pound-feet of torque and is locked into four-wheel drive (4WD) as the standard engine and drivetrain. The upgrade engine option is a 5.7-liter V8 that generates 395-horsepower and 410 lb-ft. Both are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission; the V8 can come with a 4WD or rear-wheel drivetrain.
The 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black is also riding on 33-inch off-road /all-terrain tires, a lifted air suspension with Bilstein shocks, skid plates, tow hooks, and the bolder grille mentioned earlier. Want more good news? The new 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black will be hitting streets in March.
MSRP starts at $45,950 with the standard engine and drivetrain. You can view some of the Ram 1500 Rebels we have in stock now!