Auto Shows Ram 1500 Rebel OTG Concept for SEMA Is an Epic Overland Rig

19:35  31 october  2019
19:35  31 october  2019 Source:   motortrend.com

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The Ram 1500 Rebel OTG concept is a sort of mashup of Mopar and REI catalogs, paying homage to the special brand of off-roading pioneered in Australia. The OTG—for "off the grid"—is a Rebel-spec truck powered by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 that drinks from a 33-gallon tank for long-distance travel. A high-end Dometic refrigerator/freezer in the bed is powered by rooftop solar panels via a separate 12-volt battery, and there's also a Dometic gas stove and sink in the OTG's bed that can be pulled out past the 60/40-split tailgate.

The Ram pickup itself gets a Mopar concept two-inch lift kit, 35-inch Goodyear tires on beadlock wheels, a concept front bumper with integrated winch, a larger grille with flow-through R-A-M badging, and a functional snorkel air intake. There are front and rear wheel flares and step-assist rock rails for rough terrain, as well as a concept rear bumper adapted from that of the Ram 1500 Tradesman, which relocates the exhaust for a better departure angle. Off-road driving lights and supplemental backup lamps are lit via LEDs, and there's task lighting attached to the rear rack system for camping at night.

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a car parked in a parking lot: Ram 1500 Rebel OTG Concept 07© Motor Trend Staff Ram 1500 Rebel OTG Concept 07

A bed rack system with traction mats and a high-lift jack is mounted on top of the truck bed and carries a collapsible rooftop tent with stowable ladder. The truck has a rock-rail assist, the Ram Tradesman's molded-vinyl floor in place of the factory carpeting, a Yakima roof rack and basket, special graphics (note the hood, and a concept air intake with airbox.

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