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Refreshed 2025 Ram 1500 Rebel Spotted Testing

Last month, Ford Authority spotted the refreshed 2025 Ram 1500 out testing for the very first time, giving us an early look at the future Ford F-150 rival. That particular pickup was the forthcoming range-topping Tungsten Edition model, one sporting heavy camo on both the front and rear ends – signaling the arrival of some styling changes in those areas, as is common with mid-cycle updates. Now, Ford Authority has once again spotted the 2025 Ram 1500 out being evaluated, this time with a bit less camo than before.

This particular 2025 Ram 1500 prototype is believed to be a Rebel model, and its was spied testing in the metro Detroit area. Though the truck’s front end is covered in camo, we can clearly see that it will receive some styling updates here, including – possibly – new headlights, a revised grille, and an updated bumper design.

The same is true of the revised rear end, which seems likely to adopt a different tailgate design, along with new taillights and a revamped bumper. The bigger news might be what powers the 2025 Ram 1500, however – the relatively new, twin-turbocharged 3.0L I-6 Hurricane, which debuted back in March 2022 and would provide a suitable rival for the Ford EcoBoost lineup of powerplants given its output, which is north of 500 horsepower in the high-output variant.

The 2025 Ram 1500 is currently expected to debut at some point in 2024, though it certainly won’t be alone, as the refreshed and simplified 2024 Ford F-150 is also slated to be unveiled at the 2023 Detroit Auto Show in September, alongside a new hybrid variant. The best-selling pickup’s mid-cycle action is expected to bring forth revisions to the front and rear end styling, as well as new 22-inch wheels and an available modular front bumper, a possible backlit Ford badge in the front grille, new features for the STX Package, and both horizontal and vertical infotainment screens in a revised interior layout that will somewhat emulate the all-new 2023 Ford Super Duty.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. John

    No V8 = no buy

  2. not dead ed

    It’ll be interesting to see how the GTDI powertrains shake out with the Ford 2.7L V6, the GM 2.7L I4, and the Ram 3.0L I6.


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