RAM Rebel 1500: Your Commute Needs More Gravel

If the Ram 1500 is what you're after, the folks at Chrysler have a truck for you. Heading for the job site? The 'Tradesman' is your guy. Looking to put down some tracks in the wild? The 'Outdoorsman' may serve you well. But now Ram has accepted a new boy to school, and he looks like a trouble maker.  This is the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel, and it's not a concept. It arrives in showrooms this summer, and it's here to give Ram's entry line a bit more rock-crunching appeal. Looks good, no? Ram's ubiquitous crosshair fascia? Gone, in favor of a blacked-out mug with bold 'RAM' lettering punching through the center. The rear tailgate gets a similar treatment, leaving whoever follows you with no doubt as to what you're driving. Outside, the 1500 comes dressed to the nines with slick black-bezeled projector headlamps and taillights, a raised and snouted hood, chrome exhaust tips, the wheel arches from a Power Wagon, and those wheels. RELATED: Check out more photos of the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel The handsome 17-inch aluminum alloys come wrapped in chunky 33-inch Toyo Open Country A/T tires, and you'll have more space to view them because the Rebel dons a light suspension lift from the factory. No need to peruse the aftermarkets for a rock-hard ride. Or if admiring that tire tread is what you're after – just turn around. The Rebel's seats come embossed with the design running up the back support. Skid plates and tow hooks complete the off-roady package. Need one? Here's what you can't change. The Rebel comes in one body style, crew cab, and with a choice of two engines: the 3.6 Pentastar V6 and the 5.7 HEMI. Two-wheel drive is optional, but only with the big V8, and both mills back up to the 1500's TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic. Sadly, the fuel-sipping EcoDiesel doesn't make the cut ... yet. RELATED: Take a closer look at the heavy-duty Ram 2500 Power Wagon Pricing has yet to be released, but an MSRP somewhere north of the 'Outdoorsman' ($38,000) and south of the 'Laramie Longhorn' ($47,000) seems appropriate. It may not be a true toe-to-toe competitor with Ford's all-new Baja-ready Raptor, but the bits are there for a more than capable family off-road bruiser. RELATED: Check out the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor ________________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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