The Ignition Orange Sport and Rebel Mojave Sand are both based on the 2017 Ram 1500, but look significantly different.
With the 2016 L.A. Auto Show opening its doors later this week, more and more automakers are previewing new products set to be on display in the “City of Angels.” Ram is the latest to introduce somewhat fresh models by taking the virtual wraps off the 1500 Ignition Orange Sport featuring black hood decals, body-colored front grille surround, and black badges. It’s actually a follow-up to last year’s namesake package, but now with a different design for the alloy wheels as well as a “Copperhead” (orange) accents and stitching on the inside where Ram is also adding anodized orange trim bits and pieces to spice things up.
Ram is going to sell the 1500 Ignition Orange Sport exclusively with a V8 5.7-liter engine in the Crew Cab body style from $45,060 and the plan is to make just 1,500 units.
As far as the other special edition is concerned, the 1500 Mojave Sand has the same hood decals as the Ignition Orange Sport, but without the flashy paint. Instead, it’s wearing as the special edition’s name implies an exclusive Mojave Sand hue while on the inside there are rubber floor mats and Light Slate Gray stitching on the seats and doors. Rounding off the tweaks are the black anodized accents, “Rebel” logo embroidered on the seats, along with black seatbelts.
Basically a $595 add-on to the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel, this one too is capped at 1,500 examples, with 2WD models kicking off at $46,910 whereas a 4WD setup commands a premium of $2,100.
Both are already available on order and will be exhibited later this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with Ram expected to kick off customer deliveries as early as next month.
As a final note, a recent report indicates the current 1500 will solider on until towards the end of the decade, even though the next-gen model will be launched as a 2019MY. In other words, the two generations will peacefully coexist for more than a year.