Undoubtedly, the world will never be the same after Stellantis discontinues the mighty Hellcat engine. This unit powers so many great models, including the beloved Ram TRX. The latest reports suggest this could happen pretty soon, but the latest reports also suggest that Ram is already working on a replacement. In other words, the TRX would continue to exist, but with a different engine. At this point, that’s probably going to be a hybrid powertrain. Many sources already speculate about the 2024 Ram 1500 TRX 4xe, even though the officials are still quiet on this matter.
If this happens, the next year’s TRX will come with a plug-in hybrid, probably based on the new inline-six engine. We presume there’s enough potential to meet Hellcat’s power figures, while the rest of the pickup probably won’t change much. The only thing that bothers us is the price, which could potentially be pretty high.
2024 Ram 1500 TRX 4xe Powertrain
There’s no doubt that the powertrain upgrade would be one of the most radical changes on the TRX. The current model comes with the good-old 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat V8 engine, which puts out around 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. To illustrate you better, this amount of power is enough to ensure a 0–60 sprint in just 3.7 seconds, while the quarter-mile is completed in just 12.3 seconds, which is something that many sports cars can only dream about.
In other words, Ram engineers will have to put in a lot of effort to achieve such a level of performance. We presume the new 2024 Ram 1500 TRX 4xe would come with a new system based on the new Hurrican inline-six engine. The new engine is already available in a twin-turbocharged variant with 500+ horsepower, so it shouldn’t be all that hard to reach the 700-hp mark with the help of one or two electric motors. Of course, such a system would require a pretty massive battery pack, which would also ensure decent EV autonomy.
2024 Ram 1500 TRX 4xe Design
Other than the powertrain update, we don’t believe that the 2024 Ram 1500 TRX 4xe wouldn’t feature bigger design changes. We presume that this model would come with added weight, but the overall chassis and suspension setup would change. Moreover, we presume that the styling would also remain the same, except for minor tweaks, such as “4xe” badges, which indicate the pickup’s electrified nature.
Most importantly, this model would carry on with all those mechanical upgrades that make this pickup an amazing off-roader. Some of the highlights include an upgraded suspension with Bilstein remote-reservoir dampers, with 13 inches of travel and 11.8 inches of ground clearance. Furthermore, there is a set of large 35-inch all-terrain tires, skid plates, and many other great features.
On the inside, things should also remain the same, and that’s not a bad thing at all, considering that the current model already looks pretty impressive from the inside. Just like every Ram 1500, it features quality materials and an elegant cabin design. In this case, a Crew Cab layout with a short bed is the only configuration you can get. Base models come with standard upholstery, but you can opt for leather as well.
Of course, there are also numerous extra features, such as a flat-bottomed steering wheel that comes with paddle shifters. You can also opt for goodies like a digital rearview mirror, a head-up display, and heated and ventilated front seats.
In terms of tech features, the large 12.0-inch infotainment system is part of the standard equipment, just like navigation, smartphone integration, satellite radio, etc. Additionally, you can opt for the premium 19-speaker audio system.
2024 Ram 1500 TRX 4xe Release Date and Price
If we can trust unofficial reports, the 2024 Ram 1500 TRX 4xe could arrive next year. One of the most intriguing things about it is the price, and we are pretty sure it will be significantly higher compared to the current TRX, which starts at around 86.500 dollars. The electrified version could easily reach the $100,000 mark.