According to the latest news, the new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX pickup truck is coming in August to attack the famous Ford’s Raptor model. After years of waiting, the concept that has been first time introduced in late 2016, will become a reality.
The new TRX pickup truck will be a step up from the current Ram 1500 Rebel, and it will offer excellent performance and off-road capability.
2021 Ram 1500 TRX Exterior
The first spy shots captured in March, reveals the new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX that is wearing more aggressive styling than the regular one. The showed prototype truck comes with beefed-up suspension and it had internal bypass shocks, as well as a new Dynatrac Pro 60 rear axle hosting locking differential.
In terms of design, the upcoming performance truck gets more aggressive bodywork than the regular one. Interestingly, it including fender flares and a revised grille, also seen on other Ram 1500 models. At the back, the same lines are present as on the regular one with mild updates. Generally, taillights look more sharped and the manufacturer added a more robust design.
Unlike the regular Ram 1500, the forthcoming TRX will introduce more upscale materials and techs. Generally, this pickup looks beautiful and we can see shifter in the center console. So, there is no rotary dial for the TRX.
The interior shot also reveals leather-clad seats with TRX stitched upper, giving a sportier look. Moreover, one can expect exceptional comfort and plenty of similar cues taken from the base Ram 1500. These new leaks show that the Ram 1500 Rebel TRX will be highly customizable. So, expect a new infotainment system and more amenities trough packages.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The 2021 TRX hasn’t been crash-tested yet. However, expect high ratings thanks to a plethora of driver-assistance technology. Basically, this model will be filled with features like adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and more.
2021 Ram 1500 TRX Engine Specs
As we mentioned, the new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is an answer to a powerful Ford F-150 Raptor. From what we heard, the Raptor killer will come with a new supercharger engine housing a 6.2-liter Hellcat V8. This engine is one of the most popular and powerful engines on the market. Our exclusive tipster reveals that we can expect no less than 707-horsepower.
According to some reports, the base model will come with the less potent powertrain. Most probably, it will consist of a naturally aspirated V-8 that should deliver more than 525 hp. In both cases, four wheels should be standard, as the 8-speed automatic transmission.
Release Date and Price
The new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the main threat to the popular Raptor pickup. According to the manufacturer, the reveal of the new TRX is set for the end of this year. Basically, debut in Detroit Auto Show in June has been delayed due to Covid-19. Jeep Grand Cherokee could also be introduced at the same time as the Ram 1500 TRX.
Pricing has not yet revealed, but from many gossips, it should be around $70,000. If you want to know all the information, please check out the official website of the Ram 1500 TRX model.