A 12-inch infotainment display replaces the usual 8.4-inch screen, and there's a better stereo, too.
Just because you're bouncing around off-road, doesn't mean that the folks in the cabin shouldn't be comfy. Ram is making this possible with the new 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 special edition that loads the interior with amenities while maintaining the truck's rugged capabilities.
"Customers have been asking for additional high-end features on Rebel and now we’re delivering with benchmark technology and materials wrapped in off-road capability," Jim Morrison, Head of the Ram Brand, said in the model's announcement.
The biggest upgrade inside is the inclusion of a 12-inch infotainment system with navigation rather than the 8.4-inch display that the Rebel normally has. It pairs with a Harman Kardon stereo with 19 speakers, a 900-watt amplifier, 10-inch subwoofer, and active noise cancellation.
The Rebel 12 also gives occupants opulent surroundings, including leather upholstery and heated front seats. The metal speaker grilles feature a Radar Red anodized finish.
The Rebel 12 edition is available on all of the standard model's cab, color, and powertrain configurations. The truck comes standard with a mild-hybrid 3.6-liter V6 that produces 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Buyers can upgrade to a 5.7-liter V8 with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft or a mild-hybrid version that has the same output but improved efficiency. All of them get an eight-speed automatic.
For better off-road ability, the Rebel comes standard with a four-wheel drive system and electronic-locking rear differential. The truck rides on 33-inch Wrangler DuraTrac tires. Skid plates protect the vital mechanicals from scraping against the terrain. Bilstein shocks are standard, but there's also an optional height-adjustable air suspension.
The special edition starts at $46,990, versus $44,695 for the standard Rebel. The Rebel 12 goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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New Special Edition 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12— Where Off-road, Technology and Luxury Meet
· 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 adds class-leading technology and high-end materials to create premium version of the popular off-road model
· Rebel 12 includes Uconnect 4C with 12-inch touchscreen and 900-watt Harmon Kardon sound system
· Upgraded interior with first-time offering of leather seating on all-new 2019 Rebel model, high-end audio and new premium appointments
· Standard 33-inch tires, factory lift, locking rear differential and other off-road features provide versatility and capability
September 17, 2018, Auburn Hills, Mich. - The new 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 brings new technology and premium appointments to one-of-a-kind off-road design in the full-size truck segment.
“Expanding the availability of the segment-leading Uconnect 4C 12-inch touchscreen is a direct response to market demand,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – North America. “Customers have been asking for additional high-end features on Rebel and now we’re delivering with benchmark technology and materials wrapped in off-road capability.”
The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 special edition offers unique technology never before available on Rebel, including Ram’s Uconnect 4C with 12-inch screen and navigation. The fourth-generation Uconnect system includes enhanced processing power, multi-touch gestures, vivid imagery, sharper graphics and the ability to support smartphone integrations. The class-exclusive, 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display offers split-screen capability and tailor-made graphics. Next generation in-car audio entertainment debuts with industry exclusive SiriusXM with 360L – on-demand content and a personalized listening experience.
Rebel 12 special edition also features leather-trimmed interior with heated front seats and unique metal speaker grilles trimmed in the Rebel’s signature Radar Red anodized finish. Owners will appreciate the finest audio system ever available in a pickup—Harman Kardon with 19 premium speakers, 900-watt surround-sound amplifier, 10-inch subwoofer and active noise cancellation.
The Ram Rebel brings factory-engineered, off-road capability to the full-size truck segment with unique design cues and can-do attitude backed by Ram Truck engineering. Equipped with a factory lift, locking rear differential, 33-inch tires, Bilstein shocks, skid plates, tow hooks and other off-road-ready features, the Ram 1500 Rebel appeals to the truck owner looking for a less-beaten path.
Rebel 12 is an available package on all Rebel cab, color and powertrain configurations.
Packed with premium materials and technology at a great value, the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 starts at $46,990, not including $1,695 destination. Rebel 12 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The 2019 Ram 1500 is built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
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