It seems the TRX version was such a hit the regular 1500 needed one too.
Ram just announced a new special edition of the Ram 1500 Rebel: the 1500 Rebel Havoc Edition, following the success of the TRX Havoc Edition, revealed a few months ago. This Havoc Edition is more of the same formula, but this time the company says it will be available in "extremely limited quantities," which may not bode well for consumer wallets.
The Rebel Havoc Edition comes just a week after Ram announced the Lunar Edition for the TRX and Rebel trucks (also available in extremely limited quantities). Whereas those editions are all about stealth looks, the Havoc edition is more about making a statement; a loud, yellow statement, that is. That's thanks to Naja Yellow paintwork and exclusive Rebel graphics in black, complemented by blacked-out trim, badging, bumpers, grille, and gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels.
What the two editions share in common, though, is they're now the most expensive version of the non-TRX 1500, starting at $70,310, excluding the $1,895 destination charge.
For all that dough, the truck comes just about fully loaded.
A big part of the package is the inclusion of the Rebel Level 2 Equipment package. This includes things like power adjustable pedals, a 12-inch touchscreen, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, auto wipers, remote start, eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, and much much more. It's typically a $4,495 package that helps to make the vehicle's base price more understandable.
Under the hood, the truck also comes with Ram's 5.7-liter Hemi eTorque V-8 engine. This mild-hybrid engine produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, divvied to all corners via an eight-speed automatic transmission. For 2023, every 1500 Rebel also comes with Selec-Speed Control, an improved hill-ascent and hill-descent control system that's been available on Jeeps for years, effectively a low-speed, off-road cruise control system.
"Ram 1500 Rebel Havoc buyers will enjoy the newest addition to our light-duty lineup, which offers a distinctive combination of unique exterior appointments only seen on a Ram truck," said Mike Koval Jr., CEO of the Ram brand.
The truck will hit dealer lots this spring, but exact production numbers remain a mystery.
We figure dealers will try to milk as much money out of these models as possible, but as dealer inventory has been rising, there's a chance buyers will have a little more bargaining power. $70,310 is already an eye-watering amount for a pickup truck, so dealers might be unable to push the price envelope when the only truly exclusive part is the paint.
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