RHD Conversion specialist American Special Vehicles has had its presence in the land down under for quite a few years now. The Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks are quite popular in Australia and are available locally. The Ram 1500 Rebel (2018) comes out as a lighter, smaller version of the pickup trucks is all set to be shown off in Australia at the National 4×4 Outdoors Show - Fishing & Boating Expo from the 18th to the 20th of August.
The plan here is that American Special Vehicles wants to gauge the public opinion before releasing the vehicle officially. For those of you who are looking forward to buy this pickup truck next year, it is in your best interest to come over and appreciate the model so that the company takes notice of the demand!
The Ram 1500 Rebel is powered by a 291kW 5.7-litre petrol V8 engine compared to the bigger 6.7-litre turbodiesel V8 which is present in the 2500 and 3500 trucks. There are various other unique touches to this pickup truck which make it different from the ones already available. This includes the inclusion of RAM branded matte black metal grille instead of the normal chrome crosshair grille.
The Ram 1500 Rebel also comes with 17-inch alloy wheels with 33-inch tyres, and Rebel-embroidered seats with red accents. Ram Australia has commented on this pickup truck coming to the land down under, stating that they plan to price it less than the 2500 Laramie which starts at $139,500.
“With the Ram 2500 and 3500 now established in Australia and becoming a regular sight across the country towing the biggest loads, we are now looking at how we are going to expand the Ram range in Australia,” says Alex Stewart, General Manager of Ram in Australia.“The Ram 1500 Rebel takes the legendary Ram Truck in a totally different direction from the 2500/3500, something that is self-evident from the totally different grille and distinctive rumble from its massive V8 engine.”