Ram unveiled its new 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Lone Star this week at the DFW Auto Show in Dallas, Texas.
The Ram Lone Star is distributed only in Texas and distinguished by unique “Lone Star” tailgate and interior badges. Ram was the first automaker to introduce the model available exclusively to the largest pickup truck market in the U.S.
“First and foremost, the Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star edition is a powerful, hard-working truck that meets the demands of Texas truck buyers,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “Trucks are a big part of life in the Lone Star State, and Ram offers the segment’s best combination of performance, strength, luxury and technology.”
When compared to other 2019 model year pickups, the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty equipped with a 6.7-liter High Output Cummins diesel V8 delivers best-in-class torque at 1,000 foot pounds, best-in-class towing at 35,100 pounds and best-in-class payload at 7,680 pounds.
Ram Lone Star is offered with a choice of two interiors packages and four colors. An optional equipment group features a closed upper-dash door with a Lone Star nameplate badge, a power driver seat and Uconnect 8.4-inch multifunction touchscreen. The trim is available with Black/Diesel Grey, Black/Light Brown, Light Frost/Black or all- Black premium cloth seats accented with new interior finishes. Seating is available in two-passenger bucket, three- passenger bench, five-passenger bucket or six-passenger bench seating options.
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star is available with a choice of 4×2 and 4×4 powertrains, Regular, Crew and Mega Cab body configurations and 6 ft.-4 in. (Crew and Mega) and 8 ft. (Regular and Crew) bed lengths.
The 410-hp, 429 lb.-ft. of torque 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine with class-exclusive 8-speed automatic transmission is standard. The segment’s most powerful engine, the 6.7-liter High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel, is available on Ram 3500 models. An 850 lb.-ft. Cummins 6.7-liter variant is also available on both the 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty.
Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Lone Star pricing starts at $37,645, plus $1,695 destination. Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Lone Star pricing starts at $39,095, plus destination.
Lone Star is also available with a monochromatic Sport Appearance package ($1,195) and a Black Appearance package ($2,595), offering buyers a number of personalized exterior looks and an all-black interior. Other popular option groups include a Tow Tech Group ($2,425) and a Safety Group ($2,195).
Several other option packages are available with the Lone Star in order to give buyers their choice of function-specific enhancements. They include a Bed Utility Group, a 4×4 Off-road Group, a Protection Group, Max Towing Package and Premium Lighting Group.
New 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Lone Star editions will go on sale in the second quarter of 2019.