2019 RAM HD Laramie Longhorn Will Cosset You With Real Wood, Leather And Steel

Following the introduction of the 2019 RAM 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty in Detroit, we now get to see the flagship Laramie Longhorn luxury version in full detail.

The new RAM HD Laramie Longhorn wants to set the benchmark for premium full-size pickup trucks and it does so with layers of expensive materials inside its cabin.

“The new Ram Heavy Duty sets benchmarks in HD capability, ride and handling, luxury, materials, innovation and technology, extending well past any competitive offerings,” said Reid Bigland, head of Ram brand.

“The Laramie Longhorn is filled with more craftsman-like details, including wood surfaces and 100 percent full-grain leather seats, than any other truck in the segment. Yet as hardworking heavy-duty trucks, the Ram 2500 and 3500 give maximum effort all day, every day with confidence,” Bigland added.

The theme in the cabin is described as ‘Southwestern’, and the wood, metal and leather surfaces you come across are all authentic. The dashboard is hand-wrapped in 100-percent full-grain leather, as well as the door cards and armrests.

The interior also features satin-chrome accents with a brushed-nickel metal badge sitting flush with the console lid while real barn-wood accents are also present. Other interior features include ambient lighting, a 12-inch Uconnect infotainment system and heated rear seats as standard on the Laramie Longhorn.

The exterior of the range-topping 2019 RAM HD is distinguished by the chrome-slat grille and header that surrounds the LED headlights, the chrome bumpers and side steps, as well as new 20-inch alloy wheel designs offered in a variety of finishes.

Combine this with the colossal power coming from the new 6.7-liter Cummings straight-six diesel engine at 400hp and 1,000lb-ft (1,351Nm) of torque and you get a pretty compelling package.The same engine is also offered with 370hp and 850lb-ft (1,151Nm) of torque, while the 410hp 6.4-liter Hemi V8 acts as the default option. Towing capacity is rated at 35,100 lbs (14,288kg) in the RAM HD 3500.

 

 

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  • cbATL

    I will own this!!!

  • marioGTI

    Beautiful truck!!

  • Spideymanz

    From my sampling of the trucks at the NAIAS – this was hands downs the best damn interior. This will force Ford to up it’s game. GM – just sucks – they’re not even trying to make the interiors nice.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    That column gear change in 2019?

    • Ben

      Regardless of the luxury appeal, its still a truck.Typical truck buyers still want that manual assertion when selecting gears. Also, I anecdotally, I find that “non-truck” buyers want that too. It plays into the “I got a big truck, move outta the way” mentality they seek.

    • david santiago

      You can option in a rotary-style shifter aswell

      • Michael Smith

        It isn’t an option it depends on if your truck has the 6 speed Auto 68RFE or the Aisin 6 Speed both use the column shifter whereas the ZF 8 speed equipped trucks use the rotary knob.

  • Ben

    Dammit, they got me. That open pore wood with the Longhorn logo seared into the wood has piqued my interest. They’re really going for the luxury buyer and following the right current material trends (Open pore wood, Satin finished metal, no gloss black plastic)

  • Shane Watson

    I wonder why they use the column shifter, instead of the rotary ones. The lever could be more ergonomic like in the past where column shifters are common. That one sticks out like a sore thumb. I would have thought that the lever would be placed up higher in PARK position.

    I understand that no HD truck ever had Auto 4×4 mode, but why could they not add that function to the HD trucks? Or even permanent AWD.

    • BGM

      Same thought I had. That magnificent interior is let down by the that eyesore. The rotary one would have been a lot better.

    • david santiago

      They have both its just optional

    • Michael Smith

      The Aisin transmission doesn’t require a electro-shifter whereas the ZF 8 speeds do ! If you look at the HD Power Wagon it has the rotary shifter like the half tons. I’ve grown accustomed to using it and is second nature to me now.

  • Bash

    This truck is amazing. I so want to get me one.

  • rockyroad

    you ever look at something and think “that’s violently American”

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