FCA begins production of Ram 1500 Rebel

The brawny pickups are being produced at FCA\'s 3.3-million-square-foot Warren Truck Assembly Plant.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has kicked off production of its redesigned 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel.

The brawny pickup is built with the help of more than 4,000 workers at the company's Detroit-area Warren Truck Assembly Plant, a 75-year-old facility that spans 3.3 million square feet.

Mimicking the looks Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor, the Rebel features a blacked-out grille, off-road bumper, skid plates, tow hooks, LED fog lights, a unique tailgate and a black bumper.

The pickup has been outfitted with a powerdome hood with two air vents, concealing FCA's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or a 5.7-liter HEMI mill with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of twist, however the latter powerplant is not as powerful as the Raptor's 6.2-liter V8.

Off-road upgrades include 33-inch Toyo all-terrain tires mounted on 17-inch alloy wheels, while air suspension helps give the lifted pickup more than 10 inches of ground clearance.

Pricing for the Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab with the 5.7-liter HEMI starts at $42,790, while the top-spec 4x4 trim fetches $46,370.

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