I like the Rebel's front grille. I agree that the Ram Laramie (I think that's what it is) looks terrible. I'm kinda glad that Ram tried something different though on both models.
Mmm, I'm not sure that the whole industry is moving towards cleaner design. Some brands are doing more complex things, often times that is in EVs. Nissan is doing some more complicated things, but it looks good. Think of the Sport Sedan Concept and the Juke.Same here.
Plus it seems we're stepping into an era of cleaner design, less things needed, ridding of the fluff, much like the difference between the current ram's grill and what we're seeing on the Rebel. From a bunch of little bars to a few simple ones that make an impact!