GM’s crosstown rival, Stellantis, is set to refresh the Ram 1500 light-duty pickup for the 2025 model year, and that includes the off-road-oriented Ram 1500 Rebel. Now, GM Authority spy photographers have caught the refreshed 2025 Ram 1500 Rebel off-roader testing as a camouflaged prototype. The 2025 Ram 1500 will compete with the Chevy Silverado 1500, with the 2025 Ram 1500 Rebel rivaling the Chevy Silverado Trail Boss.
This particular 2025 Ram 1500 Rebel prototype was caught testing in metro Detroit, and presents heavy camouflage covering the front and the rear. Under the camo, the refreshed 2025 Rebel will debut updated styling at both ends, with new headlights, a restyled grille, and a new lower bumper up front. Meanwhile, the tail end will introduce a revised tailgate, new taillights, and a revised rear bumper to bookend the refresh up front.
As for what’s under the hood, the refreshed 2025 Ram 1500 Rebel is expected to cradle the twin-turbocharged 3.0L I6 Hurricane H.O. engine, which doles out a sizable 510 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. The Hurricane six-cylinder will also incorporate Engine Stop / Start technology.
Critically, the 2025-model-year Ram 1500 will not offer the 5.7L V8 Hemi offered for the 2024 model year. Even so, output from the twin-turbocharged 3.0L I6 Hurricane H.O. engine exceeds that of the 5.7L Hemi by a massive 115 horsepower and 90 pound-feet of torque, so it’s not like the refreshed 2025 Ram 1500 Rebel will be hurting when it comes to performance numbers. As for cog swaps, the 3.0L I6 Hurricane H.O. engine will pair with the same 8HP75 eight-speed automatic transmission equipped by the current Hemi-powered models.
Look for the refreshed 2025 Ram 1500 Rebel to debut early next year.
For those readers who may have missed it, GM Authority also covered the refreshed 2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten Edition late last month. Check out our previous coverage for more information.