A sporty edition exclusive to Canada

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 hasn’t even hit showrooms yet, and Ram is already rolling out the special editions. Just this week saw the new iteration of the Texas-inspired Lone Star edition. But now, it’s Canada’s turn. Ram is launching a Canada-only trim called the Sport.

Continue reading for more on the 2019 Ram 1500 Sport.

What makes the 2019 Ram 1500 Sport special

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The Sport name isn’t new to Ram; it’s had the trim around for several years.

The Sport name isn’t new to Ram; it’s had the trim around for several years. What’s new, though, is its application on the new 2019 Ram 1500, codenamed DT. The truck gets several Canada-specific features that help it stand out in the land up north. Of course, the Sport edition gets all the new technology and features packed into the 2019 Ram truck.

The Ram 1500 Sport will come in both Quad Cab and Crew Cab versions. On the outside, the truck has a monochromatic theme with body-colored bumpers, mirror caps, and grille surround. Aside from the machined faces on the 21-inch and optional 22-inch wheels, there is no chrome on the truck. Nine different colors are offered. As for the wheels, this marks the first time Ram has offered 22-inch wheels on 4WD models.

Accenting the monochromatic appearance are black accents. This includes the grille louvers and R-A-M logo, the badge on the front doors, the Ram’s Head logo on the tailgate, and the identifying Sport badge near the rear bumper.

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The Sport comes standard with bi-LED headlights with blacked out internal bezels.

The Sport comes standard with bi-LED headlights with blacked out internal bezels. LED daytime running lights add function and form thanks to their distinctive shape. LED fog lights are present, too.

For those wanting an even sportier look, Ram is offering an optional Sport hood with heat extractors and a rear louver. It’s the same hood that’s found on the Ram 1500 Rebel.

Speaking of the Rebel, the Sport borrows some interior features, as well. The “light black chrome highlights, real metal trim, and a diamond plate-look” on the center stack is a shared piece. The rest of the interior trim, however, is mostly unique to the Sport. The black interior boasts soft-touch materials on the dash and gauge cluster hood accented with Diesel Gray contrast stitching. The upper glove box on the passenger side gets a Sport badge to signify the trim level.

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The Ram 1500 Sport comes standard with cloth and premium vinyl seats with both power adjustments and three-way heating

The Ram 1500 Sport comes standard with cloth and premium vinyl seats with both power adjustments and three-way heating. For those who want something more upscale, Ram offers full leather seating with both heat and ventilation. The leather seats also come with an embossed texture that’s unique to the Sport. For an even more extravagant touch, Ram’s new dual-pane sunroof is offered on Crew Cab models.

Regardless of the seat choice, the Ram 1500 Sport gets power-adjustable pedals, a CD player, a heated steering wheel, and front bucket seats with the large center console. Ram’s 7.0-inch Uconnect infotainment system comes standard, but the 8.4-inch system is optional. The massive 12-inch screen isn’t available, however. Nevertheless, both the 7.0 and 8.4 Uconnect systems include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a full-color touchscreen.

Powering all this leather and glass down Canada’s snow-covered highways is the venerable 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. Ram makes no mention of it, but the optional eTorque mild hybrid system is likely available on the Sport. Either way, the V-8 kicks out 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The next-generation TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard, as does rear-wheel drive. 4WD is optional. Our guess is the Ram 1500 Sport’s build numbers will skew heavily towards the 4WD, given Canada’s propensity for massive amounts of snow.

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Hockey moms will be thankful, then, that the 2019 Ram 1500 comes standard with a slew of safety features

Hockey moms will be thankful, then, that the 2019 Ram 1500 comes standard with a slew of safety features. They include the ParkView backup camera, brake assist, hill start assist, rainy day braking, ready alert braking, and trailer sway control. Optionally, the Advanced Safety Group adds blind-spot monitoring with trailer detection, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with stop, lane departure warning, 360-degree surround view camera, automatic high beams, and the ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist.

Ram hasn’t announced pricing for the 2019 Ram 1500 Sport (or any other trim level), but the Sport will arrive in Canadian showrooms beginning in the second quarter of 2018. That’s not far off, and the order books are already open.

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Press Release

Ram Truck today unveiled the all-new and exclusive-to-Canada 2019 Ram 1500 Sport. Debuting during media day of the Canadian International Autoshow, Ram 1500 Sport is designed specifically for Canadian truck buyers, who have made the ‘Sport’ trim the country’s most popular Ram light-duty model. The all-new Ram Sport features unique exterior design cues, interior treatments and custom options.

“The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is the strongest, most technological and most capable light-duty truck we have ever built. But we didn’t stop there,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada. “We sold over 100,000 Ram products in Canada last year and we pride ourselves on knowing our customers and listening to their needs. That’s why the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Sport is being built exclusively for the Canadian market and why we are confident our truck owners will embrace the unique style and capability it offers.”

The 2019 Ram 1500 Sport is distinguished foremost by its monochromatic exterior, available in nine colours and set off by a black billet bar grille with R-A-M lettering. The all-new, standard bi-LED headlamps wear black internal bezels and are complemented by LED signature daytime running lamps and LED fog lamps. The hood badging and side window surrounds are also blacked-out. An optional Sport hood is available for customers who crave a more aggressive look.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Sport rides on standard black 20-inch aluminum wheels, with optional 22-inch ‘Black Noise’ alloys (available for the first time on 4x4 models). The all-new, dampened aluminum tailgate with integrated spoiler features black badging, plus the new, chiseled all-black Ram’s head logo and a ‘Sport’ badge - reserved exclusively for the Canadian marketplace. An integrated dual exhaust completes the pickup truck’s “Canada-only” look.

The 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 is standard on Ram 1500 Sport. It combines the muscle of 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque with performance-enhancing and fuel-saving technologies that include variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation.

A new generation of TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is standard and includes more than 40 individual shift maps to optimize fuel economy, performance and drivability. The 2019 Ram 1500 Sport is offered as a 4x2 or 4x4 with an on-demand transfer case with four operating ranges: Auto, 2HI, 4HI and 4LO. The Auto range optimizes the distribution of torque based on vehicle driving conditions, without driver intervention.

Offered as either a Quad or Crew Cab, the Sport model wears a unique all-new Ram 1500 interior. The all-black cabin with black headliner features an exclusive combination of trim touches, including satin light black chrome highlights, real metal trim and a diamond plate-look on the centre stack borrowed from Ram Rebel. The instrument panel and cluster brow are soft-wrapped and features Diesel grey French accent stitching. The closed upper glove box wears a unique ‘Sport’ badge.

Unique to Canada are power heated sport cloth/premium vinyl seats with a special ‘hex’ insert mesh fabric. Optional leather heated and ventilated seats also feature a unique technical embossed texture reserved only for Canada. The 2019 Ram 1500 Sport comes standard with power adjustable pedals, CD player, heated steering wheel and much more. Every Sport comes standard with Ram 1500’s new reconfigurable console with space for a 15-inch laptop or hanging files, sliding front cupholders, fixed rear cupholders and large storage bins. A dual-pane sunroof is available on Crew Cab models, which also offer a reclining rear seat and a flat rear floor, plus 12.7 cm (5 inch) larger in-floor Ram bins that can accommodate a 4-inch drop hitch.

The newest generation of the award-winning 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen is standard on the 2019 Ram 1500 Sport, with features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The standard 7-inch reconfigurable in-cluster display not only features a unique start-up screen with the “Sport” logo, but also deep-diving information, including fuel economy, trailer braking and status on the available air suspension.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Sport offers over 100 standard and available safety and security features, including standard ParkView back-up camera, push-button start, tire fill alert and a comprehensive electronic stability control system that includes brake assist, hill start assist, rainy day braking, ready alert braking, trailer sway control and much more.

2019 Ram 1500 Sport offers advanced, optional safety features, including Blind-spot Monitoring with trailer detection, as well as the Advanced Safety Group that includes adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning with Stop, Lane Departure Warning, Surround View Camera, automatic high beams and ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist. Front and rear park assist is available and sensors are now hidden in the lower portion of the bumper, along with fog lights to improve the aesthetics.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Sport goes on sale in the second quarter of 2018. Pricing and fuel economy will be announced at a later date.

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