The Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Has Everything That You Can Ask For In A Truck
The accessories will cost a bomb, but you can have the truck of your dreams with the available optionsby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 04:35
Mopar has laid its hands on the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty and has given prospective buyers one more reason to buy this truck as soon as it launches. Actually 170 reasons. Mopar debuted the modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck at the Chicago Auto Show and results are nothing but phenomenal. Mopar offers 170 aftermarket parts for the truck, ranging from lights, to trailer cameras. You name it, and Mopar has it.
170 Optional Equipments To Choose From Is No Joke
Steve Beahm, Head of FCA North America and the Head of Parts and Service, Mopar, said, “The Mopar-modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty on display at the Chicago Auto Show is the latest example of our commitment to offering owners a full product line to choose from right at launch of FCA US LLC vehicles.
Whether it’s for the trail, the street or the worksite, Mopar will have more than 170 parts and accessories that provide a path to enhanced capability for the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty.”
Some Add-ons Are A Must To Have
The aftermarket options will be available to owners as soon as the truck is launched, most probably in the Spring of 2019. Mopar, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ parts and accessories division, plans to offer more than 170 add-on parts for the new Ram Heavy Duty. The concept that Mopar brought to Chicago shows just a few of the parts.
The truck wears a Blue Streak Paint and boasts a new powder-coated sport bar in the bed.
On top of the bed, Mopar has mounted a set of five-inch LED off-road lights, the connection to which is provided in the cabin through a new auxiliary switch panel. Mopar has also fitted the new Ram Heavy Duty with rear bed step and fender flares to protect it from scratches and damages when you take it off-roading.
Interior Options Are Limited
On the inside, the division has provided rubberized Mopar slush mats and also added stainless-steel door sill plates with "RAM" wordings on them.
Some parts on the truck, like the spare-tire carrier and the 17-inch beadlock wheels are described as 'conceptual' by Mopar.
Does this mean we are not getting them anytime soon? The carrier can carry tires up to 37-inches in diameter. Neat, huh?
There are a lot of parts and accessories that Mopar did not show off on this truck. Some of those items include:
- Trailer Camera
- Fifth Wheel Hitch
- Cargo Ramps
- Bed Extenders
- Katzkin Leather Seat Covers
- Bed Tonneau Covers
- Heavy Duty Splash Guards
These Equipments Will Not Give Away So Easily
Being an in-house division, Mopar was able to work directly with the engineering department to all the accessories were as durable as the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty itself.
The parts were tested and validated to the same standard as the components used in the standard truck.
Mopar says that most of the parts it has developed for the truck will be available when the truck launches.
About The 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Itself
Talking about the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty, it is powered by a Cummins 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine that churns out 400 horses and a mammoth 1,000 pound-feet of torque. The truck can also tow as much as 35,100 pounds and has a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. This unit is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system that is specifically designed to handle the massive torque available at your disposal. The truck comes with a 12-inch infotainment screen on the inside which can run two applications simultaneously.
|Engine||6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel unit|
|Torque||1,000 pound feet|
|Transmission||Six-speed automatic gearbox|
|Towing Capacity||35,100 pounds|
|Payload Capacity||7,680 pounds|
This Mopar-modified truck, however, is based on the Big Horn trim that comes packed with a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine that produces 410 horses and 429 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system.
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