Ram to continue turning out its old 1500 with ‘Classic’ badge
Ram will continue to sell its DS-platform 1500 half-ton alongside its new 2019 Ram 1500 DT, with the old legacy truck wearing a new Ram 1500 Classic badge.
Starting in the fall, you’ll see both trucks in dealership showrooms through to the end of the 2018 calendar year, Ram announced late June, with the 1500 Classic poised as a value-buy for entry-level or commercial customers.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic will be offered in Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star and SSV (Special Services Vehicle) trims, and three new packages will be available for it. A Chrome Plus package for Tradesman adds some esthetic upgrades, a Tradesman SXT builds on that with fog lamps, and dual exhausts for V8s, and a Black Accent package darkens the details on Express.
All three body styles, including the Quad cab, can be ordered with the six-footfour bed, while the Regular cab gets an optional eight-foot bed and the Crew cab can be paired with a five-foot-seven bed.
Ram is just the latest of several automakers to continue to offer a previous-model-year holdover alongside its replacement. For example, Chevrolet continues to build a cheaper Silverado Legacy alongside its all-new 2019 Silverado.
2017 Ram 1500 Sport.