2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Rolls Off Line in Warren
Special Edition Off-Road Model Starts Production
When it was introduced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the Ram 1500 Rebel brought a whole different look to the Ram truck lineup, with a blacked-out, block-letter grille, rugged-looking styling, and a lifted suspension. Although Ram goes to great pains to insist the Rebel is not a direct competitor to the Ford F-150 Raptor, it’s not hard to see where it received its inspiration. If you’ve been patiently waiting to get your hands on Ram’s latest offering, you won’t have to wait much longer. Production of the Rebel just kicked off this week at FCA’s Warren, Michigan, assembly plant. No firm date as to when the trucks might start arriving in dealerships was given, but we’re guessing the Rebel will start showing up on dealer lots sometime in August.
Warren has long been the source of Ram 1500 production. Since the plant’s opening in 1938, it’s built more than 12.5 million trucks. In addition to the Ram trucks, Warren has also built the Dodge B-Series vans, the Ram predecessor Dodge D-Series trucks, the Dakota midsize pickup, and the Ramcharger two-door off-road SUV. Ram HD models are built in FCA’s Saltillo, Mexico, plant, as are regular-cab 1500 models.
Source: Ram Trucks