America's most capable truck gets a new look.
Ford came to the 2019 Detroit Auto Show packing quite the punch, taking the covers off the 700-horsepower Shelby GT500 and the 400-hp Explorer ST, but Fiat-Chrysler was not ready to be outdone by its Dearborn-based rival. At the same event, Ram unveiled the 2019 Heavy Duty pickup truck, boasting a whopping 1,000 lb-ft of torque from an updated Cummins 6.7-liter straight-six diesel (which also churns out a not-insignificant 400 hp). These impressive specs make it the most capable pickup on the market yet, with a 7,680 pound carrying capacity and the ability to tow 35,100 pounds.
Ram is not done showing off the Heavy Duty, however, and has just announced a new Sport Package (pictured above) for its burliest truck at the New England International Auto Show in Boston. The Sport Package brings a slightly subtler look to some of the Heavy Duty’s higher trim levels, with a body colored grille surround, front and rear bumpers, and door handles creating a monochromatic appearance. There will be twelve color options for this package, including Billet Silver, Patriot Blue, and Diamond Black Crystal.
Inside, the understated look continues with an all-black interior, with Piano Black accents decorating the dashboard and a black headliner adorning the roof. The Sport Package also comes with Ram’s front and rear park assist system. The Sport Package will be available on the Ram 2500 and 3500 models, and only if you tick the box for the Big Horn/Lone Star or Laramie trim levels. You will, however, have the freedom of choice when it comes to cab and powertrain options, with the Sport Package offered across the board. The Heavy Duty will start production in the spring of this year, so it won’t be long before this monster of a pickup truck is dominating the streets of America.