The 2021 Ram TRX Off-Road Performance Truck Confirmed For August 17 Reveal

An early picture of the Ram TRX concept from way back in 2016
An early picture of the Ram TRX concept from way back in 2016
Photo: FCA
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The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, a long-fabled off-road performance variant of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ half-ton hero truck, finally has an official unveiling date of August 17, 2020.

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Rumors of a Hellcat-powered pickup made by Ram have been circulating for years, though the automaker has yet to officially confirm any technical details about the production-spec TRX at all. We do have a pretty strong notion that it’s going to follow the time-honored tradition of belching out a lot of horsepower because why not.

Based on marketing materials we’ve seen so far, I think it’s safe to reckon the TRX will be more about high-speed sand running than tactical crawling. If that’s indeed the case, it will be the Ford Raptor’s first real rival since the Ram Runner never really panned out as a production model.

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FCA’s official release just reads:

One of this year’s most hotly anticipated automotive unveilings, the debut of the TRX, Ram’s new performance-focused off-road pickup, will be streamed online and available for public viewing.

View the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX reveal event at www.facebook.com/RamTrucks and www.youtube.com/RamTrucks.

I guess we’ll have to wait until next week to dig into deets. I can’t say I’m holding my breath with excitement over the prospect of another ultra-powerful production pickup truck entering the market but it’s always fun to have an excuse to throw some sand around.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik | 1975 International Scout, 1984 Nissan 300ZX, 1991 Suzuki GSXR, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, 2005 Acura TL

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I’m not a Dodge guy, but competition for the Raptor is only going to make it better.

Now what would be real interesting is to see someone bring a hybrid into this segment. We need more cars than the trio of hypercars and the BMW i8 that show the added performance that a hybrid can offer.