The race for the best truck in the heavy-duty segment continues. We already saw the first prototypes of Ford’s and GM’s heavy-duty models. The photos are showing revamped models, with plenty of new features. The 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel is another spied model.
This is an interesting model, as Ram clearly plans to provide off-road adventures for the fans of heavy-duty trucks. The Ram 2500 gained a significant upgrade four years ago. Now, the spy shots are showing the Rebel version with new equipment and much more. The sales will begin later in 2022 and here’s everything you need to know.
Ram 2500 Rebel Spy Shots
As we said, the 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel has been spied on for the first time. Shortly before that, we saw the prototypes of the heavy-duty trucks from Ford and General Motors. The platform remains, so the Ram 2500 will be dimensionally the same model. However, the manufacturer will provide lots of cosmetic upgrades. The biggest change is the mirrors. We are talking about the new power side mirrors, which could be an important update. Moreover, Ram will also provide manual mirrors, in the base trim levels. The Rebel variant will also feature heated glass, LED puddle lights, a 360-degree camera system, and a new tow camera.
Interestingly, many thought the prototype spied in the Olive Green color is the Ram 2500 Power Wagon. However, it was the 2500 Rebel variant. It is a brand-new model that will deliver lots of unique stuff. The blacked-out 18-inch aluminum wheels are standard, along with the BFGoodrich mud-terrain tires. The Power Wagon will share the grille design with this Rebel model. Moreover, fender flares are the same. On the other hand, Rebel comes with a more aggressive hood design, which is the most recognizable difference.
On the inside, the new 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel will sport the 12-inch Uconnect5 touchscreen. It Is a vertically-oriented display on the instrument panel, which is a novelty on all Ram 2500 trucks. The dashboard is under heavy camouflage, which clearly suggests another important upgrade. We believe it is the brand-new 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster.
This is the most reasonable outcome as Stellantis plans to equip all of its new vehicles with this all-digital gauge cluster. For sure, the Rebel truck will offer a lot of unique interior features. The cabin will be more user-friendly and sportier than ever before.
Potent Diesel Engine
Under the hood, the new 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel will use a powerful 6.7-liter Cummins engine. This turbodiesel unit currently delivers 370 hp and up to 850 lb-ft of torque. However, the new model will most likely gain even more torque. This is a good thing, especially for the Ram 2500 Rebel variant.
If you didn’t know, Ram 2500 Power Wagon does not offer a diesel powertrain. This is one of the main reasons why Rebel will become an instant hit. Besides that, this truck will feature skid plates, tow hooks, Bilstein shock absorbers, and a stability-control system. It will also have a towing capacity of at least 20,000 pounds.
2023 Ram 2500 Rebel Release Date, Price
While we don’t know the exact price, the new 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel will surely cost over $50,000. The manufacturer is yet to reveal more details. As for the launch date, this brand-new off-road truck will hit the dealerships later in 2022, probably in the third quarter of the year.