American Special Vehicles has updated the Ram 1500 for the 2019 model year with a bold new nose and rear badging, revised pricing and newly available features.
A new front end features proudly on the Ram 1500 with a bold grille treatment featuring more chrome than before. The rear features new lettering in bold chrome as well - the letters themselves are 30cm high.
The Ram 1500 is offered in six different forms for the 2019 model year, ranging from the $79,950 Express quad cab to the $104,450 Laramie crew cab with RamBoxes. Each model is still powered by the a 291kW/556Nm 5.7-litre petrol V8 engine with cylinder deactivation and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing of the mid-mid-spec Express Black Pack has been trimmed by $4500 to $84,950, and the pricing of the Express Black Pack with RamBoxes has also been cut by the same $4500, to $89,450.
Standard equipment for the Ram 1500 Express includes a 5.0-inch multimedia system with a reversing camera, trailer brake control, 20-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, front fog lights and cloth upholstery.
The Ram 1500 Laramie adds extra chrome on the grille and wheels, bumpers and side steps, as well as an auto-dimming rear view mirror, front parking sensors, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, a larger 8.4-inch multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, remote keyless entry, dual-zone climate control with rear air vents and remote start functionality.
RamBox variants add two side boxes on each side of the tray bed for extra storage.
Capable of towing up to 4500kg, the 1500’s payload is up to 912kg and its gross vehicle mass (GVM) is 3330kg. The Express gets a 121-litre fuel tank, while the Laramie gets a smaller 98-litre tank. Combined fuel consumption is claimed at 12.2L/100km on a combined cycle.
2019 Ram 1500 pricing:
|Express quad cab||$79,950|
|Express quad cab with RamBoxes||$84,450|
|Express quad cab Black Pack||$84,950 (-$4500)|
|Express quad cab Black Pack with RamBoxes||$89,450 (-$4500)|
|Laramie crew cab||$99,950|
|Laramie crew cab with RamBoxes||$104,450|
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