Recent spy shots more or less confirm that FCA is working on a next-generation 2019 Ram Rebel 1500. The photos revealed quite a few interesting changes made to the truck, including a steel-coil rear suspension, a new wheel-design, and a switch from Toyo tires on 17-inch wheels to Goodyear tires on 18-inch wheels. Otherwise, the next-generation chassis is veiled under the body of a current Ram 1500 in production.
The Trucks.com spy photo article also noted that the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel they saw was equipped with an EcoDiesel V6, which makes 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The current Rebel model is offered with either the 3.6-liter V6 or the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, which makes 395 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The key difference between the engine choices is gas milage, and the EcoDiesel provides the torque of a Hemi while returning more miles-per-gallon than the Pentastar V6.
FCA is expected to unveil the next-generation 2019 Ram 1500 pickup at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and (hopefully) soon after that we’ll finally get to see the Ram 1500 Rebel, but possibly as a 2020 model or beyond.