RAM Makes Classic 1500 Available for 2018


What’s better than one 2019 Ram 1500 model? Two of them! Ram is going to be selling two body styles of this pickup truck, with one of them being named Classic. Internally this pickup truck was known as the “DS” model, with the all-new Ram 1500 being called the “DT”. They will both be offered eventually during the 2018 calendar year. One of the major reasons by showing off the Classic is that Ram did not want to walk away from a part of the light-duty truck market. The 1500 Classic is geared towards commercial and entry-level buyers in order to itch that particular scratch. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Ram truck family, and if you’re interested in learning more about what the 1500 Classic has to offer, then keep reading down below!

What makes the 1500 Classic so special?

While we can’t help but love every Ram 1500 model, the Classic most definitely holds a special place in the Ram lineup. This pickup truck offers new “Classic” badging on the fenders, unique solutions for cargo, a flat-load floor, hidden bins, RamBox bedside storage, and a unique link-coil rear suspension system that gives off a class-leading ride. The Classic doesn’t stop there, especially as it is offered in four trim levels, including Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star, and SSV. SSV stands for Special Services Vehicle. Not only can you have Classic on 4 trims, but you can also add three different packages. The first package option, Express Black Accent, available on the Express, comes with Black badging, Black headlight bezels, and Black wheels. The next package, Tradesman SXT, is offered with the Tradesman, and includes 20-inch chrome wheels, dual exhaust on V8 models, fog lamps, body-color front fascia, and chrome bumpers. The last available package, Chrome Plus, is also offered with the Tradesman, and comes with carpet floor covering, remote keyless entry, 17-inch wheels, body-color upper front fascia, and chrome bumpers.

What are some of the available configurations?

One of the ways, besides picking one of the available trim level options, is that you can get the Classic in a few cab or bed length configurations. The first option is an 8-ft bed with a Regular Cab, or a 6-ft 4-inch bed with the Regular Cab. You could also get a Quad Cab with a 6-ft 4-inch bed, or a Crew Cab with a short bed. The largest configuration is a Crew Cab with an optional 6-ft 4-inch bed. However, your options don’t stop there. Along with being available in either 4×2 or 4×4, there are also two engines that are offered now, with another to be added to the list later on. The standard engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, and the optional engine is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8. An EcoDiesel should be made available at a later date.

If you want to join the Ram family, and have become too excited to wait for the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic to be added to dealerships–then check out our 2018 Ram 1500 inventory! These trucks can truly transform any project, or make any weekend that much more fun. Give us a call today for more information!