In 2025, the Ram 1500 RHO, which was officially announced this Tuesday as the successor to the 1500 TRX, has been spotted during testing.
The prototype captured in a video by Car Spy Media showcases the robust fenders and wide tires reminiscent of the current TRX model. However, the distinctive sound it emits when accelerating away from a turn, notably starting at the 25-second mark in the clip, clearly deviates from the V-8 roar.
Ram had previously disclosed in August that the existing TRX would conclude its run after the 2024 model year. This decision stems from the impending discontinuation of the Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 by Stellantis, the parent company, later this year. To commemorate the end of this era, Ram will introduce a special edition known as the 1500 TRX 6.2L Supercharged V8 – Final Edition, with a limited production of 4,000 units worldwide.
However, rather than exiting the segment altogether, the new RHO model will take the reins, albeit powered by a 6-cylinder engine beneath the hood. This engine is the High Output (HO) iteration of Stellantis’ twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6, recognized as the Hurricane, boasting a confirmed output of 540 horsepower.
In contrast, the TRX, with its Hellcat-fueled 702 horsepower, achieved a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.5 seconds, a quarter-mile time of 12.9 seconds (at 108 mph), and a top speed of 118 mph. The transition to the inline-6 powerplant is expected to enhance fuel efficiency and possibly handling dynamics due to reduced front-end weight, although it is likely to compromise on performance.
Furthermore, the RHO is expected to feature a more affordable starting price compared to the TRX, which had its base sticker price raised to $97,485 for the 2024 model year, representing a $10,000 increase from the 2023 pricing and a significant rise from the $71,690 starting price when the TRX debuted in 2021.
The official unveiling of the RHO is anticipated early next year. It will be part of the updated 2025 Ram 1500 lineup set to hit the market next year, which will also include an electric 1500 REV and a series plug-in hybrid 1500 Ramcharger.
Production of the RHO will occur at Stellantis’s manufacturing facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ram 1500 RHO 2025
What is the 2025 Ram 1500 RHO?
The 2025 Ram 1500 RHO is the successor to the 1500 TRX, designed to continue Ram’s performance-oriented pickup truck lineage.
How does the RHO differ from the TRX?
The key difference lies in the powertrain. While the TRX boasted a supercharged V-8 with 702 horsepower, the RHO features a 540 hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. Additionally, the RHO is expected to come with a more affordable starting price compared to the TRX.
When will the Ram 1500 RHO be officially revealed?
The RHO is anticipated to be officially unveiled early next year, as part of the updated 2025 Ram 1500 lineup.
What are the performance expectations for the Ram 1500 RHO?
The TRX achieved a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 118 mph. While the RHO may not match the TRX’s performance numbers, it’s expected to offer improved fuel efficiency and handling dynamics due to a lighter inline-6 engine.
Where will the Ram 1500 RHO be produced?
Production of the RHO will take place at Stellantis’s manufacturing facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Will there be other models in the 2025 Ram 1500 lineup?
Yes, the 2025 Ram 1500 lineup will include other models such as the electric 1500 REV and a series plug-in hybrid 1500 Ramcharger, offering a diverse range of options for customers.
More about Ram 1500 RHO 2025
- 2025 Ram 1500 RHO Announcement
- Ram 1500 TRX Specifications
- Stellantis Official Website
- 2025 Ram 1500 Lineup Details