Late last year, Ram revealed that it intended to create a production version of the TRX concept sometime in 2020. It was originally supposed to make its debut at the 2020 North American International Auto Show, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the show, and forced Ram to scuttle those plans. However, it appears that the folks at Ram have been at work on a Plan B, and a new report suggests that a timetable for production has indeed been established.
The report comes from the forum MoparInsiders which also indicates that local CJDR dealerships have already received their allocation notices from FCA, and that production could begin in September or October. This would coincide with recent moves here in this author’s home region of Detroit, where a recent revision of Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order has allowed the limited restart of manufacturing (including automotive factories.) The forum even goes as far to say that a potential debut could occur in late June during the annual What’s New Event at FCA’s proving grounds in Chelsea, MI.
FCA for its part, has not confirmed if the event in question is indeed taking place this year or not, and we can imagine that this would entirely depend on what happens during the next month and a half. If the event gets scrubbed, this could be a very detrimental blow to the timeline presented by the report.
As for the TRX itself, the new model is designed to be a very potent response to the Ford F-150 Raptor, and is rumored to bring a whole host of performance and off-road upgrades to the Ram Rebel (which it is based on.) One of these is the familiar 6.2 liter supercharged V8 which also sees duty in the Charger and Challenger Hellcat models, as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. This engine typically makes 707 horsepower, but it could be detuned slightly for the TRX due to the unique mission that it is striving to achieve as well as the tolerances of some of its off-road add-ons. That wouldn’t be a bad thing necessarily since the TRX would still be a very potent bruiser when it eventually thunders its way into showrooms.
Look for more information to be revealed sometime in the near future especially if Ram decides to formally kick off a teaser campaign for the new arrival.