2019 Ram HD Now Available As Kentucky Derby Edition

2019 Ram HD Now Available As Kentucky Derby Edition
Even though the heavy-duty segment is busier than ever before, Ram continues to lead in terms of styling, luxury, and technology. The Fiat Chrysler-owned truck manufacturer doesn’t shy away from special editions either, and for this edition of the New York Auto Show, the Kentucky Derby Edition is back!
2019 Ram HD Now Available As Kentucky Derby Edition
Available as an option in the 2500 Limited and 3500 Limited, the Kentucky Derby comes with trailer-towing content such as 360-degree surround view, trailer-reverse guidance, fifth-wheel/gooseneck preparation, active hitch grid lines, bed lowering, trailer braking as part of the Forward Collision Warning Plus system, and a bed step. Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen infotainment, Sirius XM 360L, satellite navigation, blind spot monitoring, and power-retracting running boards are also included.

As part of the Kentucky Derby treatment, the Ram HD includes full-leather seats, genuine wood and metal trim throughout the cabin, and Greystone stitching for the Black and Saddle Brown upholstery. The exterior stands out with the help of the premium billet-appearance grille and body-color bumpers. In total, customers can choose from seven exterior finishes (Patriot Blue, Max Steel, Granite Crystal, Diamond Black Crystal, Delmonico Red, Pearl White, and Bright White).

The engine of choice for the heavy-duty Ram truck is the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel. Capable of more than 1,000 pound-feet of torque, this powerplant offers up to 35,100 pounds of towing capability. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 serves as the entry-level choice in this segment, and customers of the Kentucky Derby can choose between rear- or four-wheel drive, Mega Cab or Crew Cab, and single rear wheel or dual rear wheel. As far as bed lenghts are concerned, options include 6” 4’ and 8".

Care to guess how much this bad boy costs? The most affordable Kentucky Derby in heavy-duty flavor starts at $66,890 plus $1,695 for the destination charge. Move on up to the 3500, and you’re looking at $68,240 plus $1,695. Production is limited to 1,000 examples of the breed, and sales kick off in the third quarter of 2019.

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