A series of new spy shots suggest that Stellantis is far from done with the Ram TRX nameplate. Although the TRX in its current configuration is headed for the door following the conclusion of the 2023 calendar year, the prototype captured here appears to follow a familiar formula, which means a new, updated Ram TRX, possibly with a different engine, could very well be in the works. So then, the question becomes this – what’s in store for the Chevy Silverado ZR2 / GMC Sierra AT4X / Hummer EV Pickup rival?
For those readers who may be unaware, here’s a brief synopsis of the situation thus far. Early last month, Stellantis unveiled the 2024 Ram 1500 TRX Final Edition, offered as a send-off for the high-performance pickup, the production of which is set to end by the end of the year. As one might expect, the 2024 Ram 1500 TRX Final Edition mates a series of unique aesthetic enhancements with the automaker’s tried-and-true supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8 gasoline engine, once again throwing down 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
Despite the launch of this “Final Edition” model, comments from Ram CEO Tim Kuniskis leave the door open for a potential next-gen Ram TRX:
“This current chapter in Ram’s high-performance trucks is coming to a close, but it’s not the end of the TRX’s story,” Kuniskis said in a press release.
Now, it looks like our spy photographers may very well have caught the possible next-gen Ram TRX testing as a camouflaged prototype. The details certainly suggest a familiar formula, with this prototype presenting a wider body, 35-inch tires, and a large hood scoop with a trio of amber lights.
This prototype also presents a few styling details unique to the forthcoming Ram 1500 refresh, including new taillights, a new front end, new headlights, and a new grille.
If this is indeed a new Ram TRX, the question then becomes what’s under the hood? Some form of internal combustion is pretty much a given, as evidenced by the tailpipes and an audible idle reported by our photographers, which means a high-performance version of the twin-turbo 3.0L I6 Hurricane engine might be one possibility. A gasoline / electric hybrid could be another.
Either way, we’ll keep an eye on this and any other future GM competition, so stay tuned. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more GM competition news, GM business news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.