The Ram Rebel is the Newest Mopar Machine

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The Mopar Custom Shop package created for the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel substitutes a black front bumper skid plate for the standard billet silver color.

The Mopar Custom Shop package created for the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel substitutes a black front bumper skid plate for the standard billet silver color.

The Chrysler Group rolled out the information on their newest Mopar branded vehicle this morning and for the first time in the history of the 7-year program – the base vehicle is a Ram truck. However, where the Mopar 10 through 15 focused on more common models of the Charger, Challenger, Dart and 300, the newest Mopar machine is based on the badass 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel.

Now, in standard form, the Ram Rebel is the most capable factory-built half ton truck from the Chrysler Group in many moons, but the Mopar team has made the Rebel more capable and even more distinct looking.

As with previous limited-edition Mopar vehicles, the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel is delivered with a custom owner’s kit that features Mopar ’16 merchandise, a brochure and a unique metal birth certificate.

As with previous limited-edition Mopar vehicles, the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel is delivered with a custom owner’s kit that features Mopar ’16 merchandise, a brochure and a unique metal birth certificate.

The Mopar 16 package is based on the 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab with four wheel drive and the 5.7L Hemi V8, with the buyer’s choice of Flame Red and Brilliant Black or just Brilliant Black. Mopar then adds the power bulge hood with matte black graphics, matte black wheel opening flares, and a black-and-blue Mopar stripe that runs down both bodysides and across the tailgate. Next, Mopar adds black wheels wrapped in off-road tires, a skid plate to protect the engine and transmission, black step bars, a Mopar folding tonneau cover and a spray in bedliner.

Finally, the Mopar 16 gets a unique serialized badge on the passenger’s side of the dash board along with front and rear door sill guards. Also, each Mopar 16 comes with an owner’s package which includes information on the truck itself and a birth certificate with the build date and the serial number of that particular Moparized Ram 1500.

The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel will feature a limited production of just 500 vehicles, equipped with Mopar Custom Shop options.

The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel will feature a limited production of just 500 vehicles, equipped with Mopar Custom Shop options.

The Mopar 16 will hit dealerships later this summer and when it does, it will have a price starting at $52,460 and only 500 units will be produced. That price is quite a bit higher than the base price of the Rebel, but when you factor in the cost of the features in the Mopar 16 package, the actual markup for the package-specific goodies only adds a couple grand to the bottom line – which isn’t too bad considering the limited nature of this package.

Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online, and YotaTech.

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