RAM’s new rebellious-looking vehicle turning heads

Feb 04, 2015

Truck debuted at January’s North American International Auto Show

By Diego Flammini, Farms.com

It’s probably safe to say that most farmers won’t be seen driving a mini-van, a regular sedan or anything electric.

Farmers will more than likely be driving pickup trucks and will want the “3Ps” to go along with it. They want power, they want performance and they want a little pizazz when they pull into their driveway, a friend’s driveway or anywhere else a farmer might frequent.

Why a pickup truck?

“When it comes to farmers and the way we as farmers think, we can’t stay out of the mud. We love mud. It’s just the way we are,” said Russ Barker from DuPont Pioneer during a panel discussion at the Chatham-Kent Farm Show.

The 2015 Rebel by RAM Trucks is sure to be able to meet the requirements of the 3Ps.

The newest addition to the 1500 lineup made its first appearance at the North American International Auto Show in January and looks exactly as its name suggests – rebellious.

It simply looks like it has more…attitude than other comparable trucks. That takes care of the pizazz.

When it comes to power, the Rebel’s 3.6 liter Pentastar v-6 engine provides 305 horsepower, 269lb.ft torque and buyers can decide to bump up to the 5.7 liter HEMI V-8, giving them 395hp and 41lb. ft. torque.

As far as performance goes, the Rebel has the best fuel economy in its class with 25 miles per gallon. The eight-speed automatic transmission is available in 4x2 and 4x4 and has a top speed estimated at 125 mph.

Bob Hegbloom, RAM CEO and President said the vehicle is made for those who want an aggressive look, like the Power Wagon, but capabilities and pricing similar to the Big Horn model. The truck is estimated to sell for around $36,000 and is scheduled for release in the second half of 2015.

The new RAM Rebel
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