Ram 1500 Classic Conjured by a Warlock
Shortly after the reveal of the 2019 Ram 1500, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) automotive group knew that the last generation of the Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck would surely fall to the wayside. How could it not? The new 2019 Ram 1500 is in many ways beautiful, full of off-road prowess with the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel and incredible style with the Laramie Longhorn trim. In an effort to stop the last generation to die, Ram decided to release the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, built on the same design the Ram pickup truck has had for six years. Apparently, Ram intends to give the Classic a little more life with a new special edition, the Warlock.
Ram 1500 Classic
For a little refresher, the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic will be keeping a lot of the old design cues from the previous generation, such as the crosshair front grille design, currently being replaced with six new grille designs, each available depending on the trim selected for the 2019 Ram 1500. A “Classic” badge marks the Ram 1500 Classic, and consumers will be looking at a couple of changes in configurations. The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic will keep its three cab sizes (Regular, Quad, and Crew) and three bed lengths (8’, 6’4”, and 6’7”), but only two powertrains will be available – the 305hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine or the 395hp 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic lineup will also be dropping several trims, only offered in the following trims: Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star and SSV (Special Services Vehicle). So how to keep it alive while the next-generation of the light-duty pickup takes over? A new edition that will still appeal to younger buyers.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock
Ah, yes. With all the sci-fi and magick shows and movies out there, what better way to sell a pickup truck than give it the name of a character archetype that has nothing to do with it? Well, “Warlock” is actually not a new name – Dodge first sold a Warlock pickup truck back in the 1970s, outfitted with bucket seats, large tires, chrome-plated running boards, real oak sideboards, and special gold accent stripes inside and out, from 1976 until 1979. Hoping to conjure up a spell, Ram gave the new Warlock a more sinister treatment.
Immediately, consumers will spot a bold grille with R-A-M lettering, front, and rear powder-coated bumpers, a 1-in. factory ride height lift, 20-inch semi-gloss black aluminum wheels, black wheel flares, LED fog lamps, projector headlamps with dark bezels, LED rear tail lamps, black badging, tow hooks, unique hood decals and heavy-duty rear shocks, and special Warlock decals. Standard with the Warlock Edition is the Ram 1500 Classic’s Luxury Group, adding a leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, overhead console, 7-inch cluster display, LED bed lighting, and power foldaway mirrors to the mix. Customers can add a heated bench or bucket seats, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with navigation, black side steps, a distinctive sport hood, and a spray-in bedliner.
Consumers can choose either the 305hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or the 395hp 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 as the powertrain options. The Warlock is available in ten different colors from the lineup, but what kind of Warlock paint job would be fitting other than Diamond Black, Granite Crystal Metallic, or Maximum Steel? Customize it for some real power.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock will start at $37,040 (plus destination fee) and become available in 2019. Follow Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram social media for details.