What do you call a 2019 Ram 1500? A Classic!
The execs at Ram Truck have decided to keep selling the old body style (at least for awhile) and badge it a “Classic” for the 2019 model year. The carryover version of the 2018 model will be sold alongside the all-new redesigned Ram 1500.
2019 Ram 1500 Classic
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, known internally as the “DS” model, will be available at North American dealers in the fourth quarter and be sold through the 2018 calendar year.
Ram Truck chief Mike Manley says it’s targeted at entry-level and commercial buyers.
“As we launch the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, we didn’t want to walk away from a key part of the light-duty truck market,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand — FCA. “Ram will continue to produce the 1500 Classic targeted at entry and commercial buyers.”
Ram Classic Packages
The Ram 1500 Classic will come with new special badging. Truck buyers can choose between four trim levels: Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star and SSV (Special Services Vehicle). It will also offer three new packages.
- Chrome Plus on the Tradesman trim offers bundled value content, which includes chrome bumpers, body-color upper front fascia, 17-inch wheels, remote keyless entry and carpet floor covering
- Tradesman SXT on the Tradesman trim includes chrome bumpers, body-color front fascia, 5-inch radio, fog lamps (new to Tradesman), dual exhaust on V-8 models (new to Tradesman) and 20-inch chrome wheels (new to Tradesman)
- Express Black Accent Package is offered on all Express trim exterior colors, which includes Black wheels, Black headlight bezels and Black badging
Cabs, Bed Lengths and Engines
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is available in three cabs and three bed lengths: Regular Cab with 8-ft. bed or 6-ft., 4-in. bed, Quad Cab with 6-ft., 4-in. bed, Crew Cab short bed (5-ft., 7-in.) or Crew Cab with optional 6-ft., 4-in. bed.
Available in 4×2 or 4×4, other powertrain offerings include award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or optional 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. The optional 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel will be available at a later date.
Ram trucks come with a five-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Truck customers from half-ton to commercial have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Warren, Michigan), which has built more than 12.5 million trucks since it started operations in 1938. Regular Cab and some Crew Cab models of the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic are built at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico.
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