It was just last month that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ RAM Trucks brand pulled the wraps off of the all-new, much-improved 2019 RAM 1500, and already FCA has set to work introducing a few special models for select markets. Apart from the 2019 RAM 1500 Lone Star for Texas that we reported on just yesterday, there’s also this: the Canada-exclusive, 2019 RAM 1500 Sport.
The all-new RAM 1500 Sport is identified first and foremost by its monochromatic exterior, available in nine different paint hues. A black billet bar grille adorns the front of the truck, flanked by a standard set of bi-LED headlights with black bezels, LED running lamps, and LED fog lamps. Blacked-out hood badging and side window surrounds also come standard for a mean, sporting look, while a snarling Sport hood – shown off by the truck pictured here – is optional. The standard wheels are 20-inch black alloys, although a 22-inch “Black Noise” design can be specified.
Unique for the Canadian market is power heated cloth and vinyl seating with a unique hexagonal mesh fabric, although heated and ventilated seats with a Canada-specific embossed texture are also available. A heated steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, a CD player, and the latest generation of FCA’s Uconnect infotainment with 8.4-inch screen are all standard on the Sport. Crew Cab models get a reclining rear seat and a flat rear floor, while a dual-pane sunroof can be optioned.
For power, the 2019 RAM 1500 Sport will call upon FCA’s trusty, 5.7-liter Hemi V8.
“The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is the strongest, most technological and most capable light-duty truck we have ever built,” says FCA Canada President and CEO Reid Bigland. “But we didn’t stop there. 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 all-new, 2019 RAM 1500 Sport will be available in 4×2 and 4×4, in either Quad or Crew cab configurations. It will launch in the second quarter of this year.