You currently cannot order new 2019 Ram Rebel or 2019 Ram 1500 Off-Road package trucks with the HEMI V8 and the eTorque mild-hybrid system. Why is this going on? Here are all of the details.

According to FCA / Ram Trucks,there is currently a hold on new orders of new Ram 1500 trucks with Rebel or Off-Road trim levels and the 5.7L V8 and eTorque. It means Ram is currently not building any trucks with these configurations. Although, Ram 1500 trucks with the V6 eTorque and the V8 are still in production.
There are two possible reasons for this, according to FCA.
  • The truck production decision has to do with truck allocation and product mix. Ram is trying to produce enough trucks in each configuration and engine option to satisfy the demand.
  • It also has to do with the optional equipment on the Rebel and Ram 1500 Off-Road trucks. If the total weight of the truck’s optional equipment is over a certain value, then the V8 eTorque powertrain is not available in those cases.
This is all the official detail we have at this time.