Ram Releases New Packages for 1500 Rebel and Sport
Like most truck manufacturers, Ram offers a deluge of models and options on their trucks, giving buyers the opportunity to customize their driving experience to their heart’s desire. For example, the Ram 1500 offers potential owners their choice of 11 different models ranging from the base Tradesman at $26,145 to the lavish Limited at $52,320. In addition, each model offers an extensive range of packages making the combinations seem almost endless. Now, Ram has introduced two more options to make choosing a truck even more difficult.
Just last year, Ram introduced a limited run of 1500 Sport models with Ignition Orange and Black schemes. These units were capped at just 1,000 each in order to maintain their limited nature. Apparently, these packages were so popular that Ram will be resurrecting Ignition Orange for the 2017 model year on a total of 1,500 trucks.
Each Limited edition 1500 Ignition Orange Sport starts with the bright orange body color which continues beyond the hood and onto the grill. The “sport performance hood” which is available on the Rebel replaces the standard hood and is adorned with black accent stripes. To tie the look together, the normally chrome Ram’s head badges are painted black on the front and back along with the side body badges.
The black and orange theme continues on the interior where the seats contain color-accent sport mesh insert and Ram’s head embroidery. “Copperhead” accent stitching is carried throughout the rest of the interior along with anodized orange painted spears and trim rings.
The second new package is exclusive for the popular 1500 Rebel model only. This is the model which many hoped would be competition for the baja bouncing Ford Raptor. Unfortunately, it turned into more of an appearance package. Don’t get me wrong here, the form over function aggressive styling of the Rebel does add a unique flair to the lineup.
Nevertheless, the new Mojave Sand package for the 1500 Rebel brings the Mojave Sand paint color to the Ram series for the first time. Other than the black decal stripes on the hood, the paint color is the only thing to change on the outside. The interior however, nixes the radar red embroidery and seat backs for an all-black appearance. This includes black anodized trim around the doors, instrument panel, gauges, and center console as well as light grey accent stitching. The final touch is given with grey Ram’s head rubber floor mats.
Like the Ignition Orange Sport package, the Mojave Sand Rebel will be limited to 1,500 units. Those wanting the Ignition orange on a regular cab truck are out of luck though as it will only be available on Crew Cab V-8 models. Ram states the Ignition Orange Sport models will be arriving in dealerships now while the Mojave Sand Rebels will be out in December. Ignition Orange Sport models start at $43,740 MSRP while the Mojave Sand 1500 Rebel begins at $45,590 not including the $1,320 destination fee.
Love it or hate it, options are a good thing to have. While neither of these packages offer performance upgrades they give the Ram 1500 Sport and Rebel models some more variety. And with their limited numbers, I doubt Ram will have any problem selling out of them.
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