Jeep and Ram to launch new off –road performance models

Ram will debut its production 1500 TRX by 2022, an off-road supercharged-V8 truck intended to take on the Ford F-150 Raptor.

by Veeno Dewan

Ram will debut its production 1500 TRX by 2022, an off-road supercharged-V8 truck intended to take on the Ford F-150 Raptor. The TRX – short for Tyrannosaurus Rex, is aimed to take on the Raptor with more focus on power, torque, technology and styling,” the automaker tweeted during the conference.

While the 2016 concept vehicle boasted 575 horsepower, Ram did not reveal specs on this version, though rumours say a naturally aspirated 520-horsepower-V8 model called the “TR” to slot below a 707-horsepower supercharged-Hellcat-propelled TRX.

A teaser image of the Jeep Deserthawk sand-attacker. FCA’s five-year plan also detailed the expansion of the Jeep “-Hawk” sub-brand, which will add a new sand-ready “Deserthawk” by early 2020. The SUV, destined for the dunes, gets a new “Desert Rated” badge similar to the well-known “Trail Rated” one the Trailhawk wears.  A concept image showed off a Cherokee under the Deserthawk header, but the performance-oriented Trackhawk and Trailhawk have moved beyond that single model, so it’s likely the Deserthawk badge will spread across several Jeep lines, too.