2025 Dodge Ram 1500 RHO to succeed TRX with Hurricane six


While the big news coming out of the Stellantis design dome was the sort-of-electric Ramcharger, Ram also just unveiled the facelifted 2025 Ram 1500. Fans of the ground-pounding TRX, forced to bid farewell to their beloved Hemi, can instead reckon with its successor supertruck—the new RHO. Here’s what we can expect from that truck, as well as the rest of the 2025 Ram 1500 lineup:

Here comes the boost

You will no longer be able to ask Ram truck owners, “That thing got a Hemi?” because the venerable V-8 is being put out to pasture. In its place are two versions of the all-new, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter Hurricane straight-six. “When we look at the emissions targets for Stellantis, in 2030, half of our vehicles are going to be electrified,” explained Alan Falkowski, the chief engineer for the Hurricane engine family. “That means half of our vehicles are still going to have internal combustion engines in them, so we need to continue to improve them, and that’s why we decided to introduce the Hurricane into the Ram light duty pickup truck.”

2025 Ram 1500 engine bay angle

Fear not, horsepower lovers, as the standard version of the Hurricane makes 420 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque—up from the 5.7 Hemi’s 395 hp and 410 lb-ft. If that’s not enough juice for you, Ram offers a High Output version that, with the help of up to 28 psi of boost pressure that raises outputs 540 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque.

These force fed straight-sixes join the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 eTorque mild hybrid model, a carryover from the 2024 trucks. All three engine options offered with the 2025 Ram 1500 are paired with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

Bye bye TRX, hello RHO

2024 Ram 1500 TRX 6.2L Supercharged V8 - Final Edition dead discontinue end production
2024 Ram 1500 TRX 6.2L Supercharged V8 Stellantis

Details were scant, but expect to see a TRX replacement, called the RHO, powered by the high-output six sometime in Q3 2024. Tim Kuniskis, Ram brand CEO, said to expect that this new top-dog off-roader will be essentially a TRX with the Hurricane instead of the supercharged Hemi.

“We’re not calling it a TRX because I would never call it the same name and have it down in power from what it is today,” said Kuniskis. “TRX [the name] will go on the shelf. I don’t know if we’ll do anything with it, but it’s going to go on the shelf.”

But because the RHO will be relatively down on power, Kuniskis says to expect the truck to be less expensive than TRX, which started at $87,695.

Styling tweaks for a more contemporary look

2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten front three quarter

The exterior styling refresh on the 2025 is mostly a front-end affair.  The new Ram gets a revised grille and narrower headlights. New premium LED headlamps, including twin bi-functional projector headlamps, are standard on Limited models and up. “We wanted to increase the visual modernity of the trucks through the use of technology,” said Jeff Aneiros, Ram’s chief truck exterior designer. “Lighting technology and lit signature elements are very powerful ways to telegraph brand identity and brand equity, really making the trucks recognizable as Ram products.”

And most importantly, the RAM badge is bigger. You know, so you can’t forget what truck you drive.

Hope you like touchscreens

2025 Ram 1500 interior front

Even trucks aren’t immune to the apparent touchscreen arms race automakers are engaged in. A big part of the interior update of the 2025 Ram is a huge optional 14.5-inch infotainment touchscreen that features split-screen capability for dual application operation. Unlike some manufacturers, Ram’s interior designers kept some physical controls for things like HVAC and the radio. Also, to limit the amount of menu diving, the infotainment touchscreen has soft controls that are permanently dedicated for essential functions.

If the main touchscreen isn’t enough, you can have an optional 10.25-inch embedded in the passenger side of the dashboard to give your spouse or friends something to do on roadtrips. The smaller has three major functions: co-pilot (navigation, device management), entertainment (via HDMI) and the ability to view the exterior vehicle cameras.

Tungsten: the new top trim level

2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten badge

If the Longhorn or Limited Rams aren’t fancy enough for you, a new top trim level called the Tungsten will be available for the 2025 model year. The main exterior styling distinction compared with the regular truck is the diamond-pattern grille, and the Tungsten also gets rear LED taillights. Like the Ramcharger, the Tungsten is a fascia truck, which means it lacks a traditional steel bumper.

The focus of the Tungsten is really the interior. Ram designers went to town on this one, with high-quality materials throughout; quilted leather covers the seats, door panels, and arm rests. The headliner, A-pillar, B-pillar, and visors, are all wrapped in suede. And, instead of a traditional wood inlay on the dashboard and door cards, the Tungsten uses a carbon-fiber weave. There are other cool details, including the shifting speaker grille pattern made from a dual-sided chemical etch process. The dual chrome trim has a knurled pattern that was cut with a laser. And finally, the armrest has an almost jewel-like badge displaying the truck’s VIN number.

All in all, it’s good to see that Ram hasn’t forgotten about its customers who prefer internal combustion engines, even as it presents electrified alternatives. The RHO certainly looks thrilling, as well. Expect to see the refreshed gasser Ram 1500s in showrooms in Q1 of 2024.




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    I know this will be a good engine but many will reject it just because it is missing two cylinders.

    Cylinder envy has doomed many engines that were perfectly fine.

    I love straight six turbo motors but the new Hurricane motors have not proven themselves like the Supercharged Hemi has.

    This is great, but the disappointing thing is the fuel economy improvement over the Hemi. In the Grand Wagoneer, the Hurricane gets only 1-2 mpg better than the 6.4 Hemi. Either way, it is good to see that ICE vehicles will continue into the future.

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