Ram this year will sell two different body styles of its 1500 pickup. The company, which recently introduced an updated version of the Ram 1500 for 2019, will also offer a Classic edition of the 1500 with the same body style from the 2018 model year.
“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. “Ram will continue to produce the 1500 Classic targeted at entry and commercial buyers.”
The Ram 1500 Classic features ride and handling accomplished via a unique link-coil rear suspension system, according to the company. Other features include RamBox bedside storage and hidden bins and a flat-load floor. New Classic badging is located on the fenders.
Offered in four trim levels-Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star and SSV-the Ram 1500 Classic benefits from content specifically designed to match its capability and style, according to the company. The Ram 1500 Classic also benefits from three new packages:
- Chrome Plus is offered on the Tradesman trim that 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 is offered on the Tradesman trim that 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 badging
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is available in three cabs and three bed lengths, including regular cab with an 8-foot bed or 6-foot-4-inch bed; quad cab with a 6-foot-4-inch bed; crew cab short bed (5-feet by 7-inches); or Crew Cab with an optional 6-foot by 4-inch bed.
Powertrain offerings include a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or optional 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. The optional 3-liter V-6 EcoDiesel will be available at a later date according to Ram.
Ram 1500 Classic will be available in the fourth quarter of 2018.