When Fiat Chrysler Automobiles detailed its second quarter 2020 financial results last week, it also revealed some interesting information on some highly anticipated products. At Ram, we’ll see the Rebel TRX finally go into production while FCA’s Warren Truck plant will close later this year for retooling needed to produce the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
The first one we’ll likely see is the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX. The truck brand has already announced that the high-powered all-terrain pickup will make its debut this summer, which could happen sooner rather than later. FCA’s financial report says production of TRX begins in the fourth quarter of this year, in less than two months.
The TRX will be Ram’s attempt to outperform the Ford Raptor, a lone player in the off-road pickup segment. Ram hopes to distinguish the TRX with the powertrain. Rumors persist that the Hellcat’s supercharged, 707 horsepower (527 kilowatt) 6.2-liter V8 will power it. There could also be a less powerful version that could use the 5.7-liter Hemi V8.
But that’s not the only new FCA product to arrive. Jeep will soon have a pair of three-row SUVs with the Jeep Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer. These will be on top of the next-gen Grand Cherokee. The Warren Truck plant will close in October to re-equip for production, which FCA says will begin in the second quarter of 2021. Then there will be the start of production of the Grand Cherokee in the third quarter of 2021.
The latest rumors suggest that the Grand Wagoneer could be the technological powerhouse of the brand with hybrid technology, a luxurious interior, and plenty of displays, like a digital dashboard and a 12-inch frameless infotainment screen. There will allegedly be a customizable screen for the front passenger and another for the rear passenger entertainment system.
As with any roadmap, these dates could change. FCA has already had to delay several of these products due to the coronavirus pandemic. We hope that no further problems arise in the future.