17 Vehicle Spotlight • 2019 RAM 1500 any price point,” commented Motor Trend. Another noteworthy change with the release of the 2019 RAM 1500 is the absence of a single cab. That’s right, these trucks are only available with the club and quad cab trims. Though it may change in the future, that’s the game plan for the initial release. As a side note, FCA built the 2018 RAM1500 with a regular cab alongside the 2019 RAM 1500 with club and quad cabs. This is because they are shuffling production between two plants—one is established but desperately in needof retoolingand theother just underwent a $1.48 billion renovation and can’t seem to keep up with production. Therefore, Plant #1 is supplementing Plant #2 as they build crew and quad cabs to keep up with demand, and in the meantime FCA rebadges the previous model regular cab as “RAM Classic” for the new year so dealerships have something to offer fleet customers. The expectation is that once things catch up, they’ll release an official 2019 RAM1500 regular cab amongmore than just the base trim/old model. As for truck bed lengths, consumers can choose from 5.7 and 6.4 foot. Naturally, RAM carried over the popular RAMBins options. These storage compartments are built right into the side of the bed. They are a great way to stow small cargo and emergency supplies without cluttering the cab itself or the truck bed. Obviously, those with RAMBins have a slightly narrower bed, which is a modest sacrifice to make in the name of organization, don’t you think? Even better, those bins are hidden underneath the rear floormats, and happen to be bigger and better to accommodate hitch receivers or ratchet straps. Interior Improvements As a result of this overhaul, the interior space of the 2019 RAM 1500 has improved. RAM may be known as a work truck but make no mistake, the top trim level makes you feel as if you’re stepping into something far classier than a traditional rig. Comfortable leather seating, impressive LCDdisplays, and upgraded sound systems round out some of the many interior upgrades. “When it comes to technology, RAM provides three versions of its Uconnect infotainment system, including a choice of an 8.4-inch or Tesla-like 12.0-inch touchscreen. The center stack layout is a combination of Volvo (screen), Audi (switches), and Jaguar (rotary shifter). The clever center console (phone charger/pocket, sliding bins, and side pockets) is something Honda would do. RAM has done its homework on picking the benchmarks for both design and packaging,” said Motor Trend. Bold is Beautiful The 2019 RAM 1500 is different alright, and the redesign might take some getting used to, but new features like the bigger cab and more powerful engine options are more than enough to keep RAM guys coming back for more. UltraGroove Electric™ Tonneau Cover • Convenient hands-free,remote operation • Metal look with heavy-gauge aluminum panels and a tough,powder-coated,matte-black finish • Electro-magnetic brake locks the cover in any position • Built-In RES™ Rail Expansion System can quickly be outfitted with racks to carry recreational gear Part No. KEDA25A56 - 2019 RAM 1500 - New Model (P77) BACKRACK™ Safety Louvered Open 15006 10400 12400 14400 Headache Racks • Choose from a variety of styles to fit any need for the 2019 RAM! Ordering is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3! • Know the Year,Make and Model of the truck. • Choose a frame (listed here). • Choose a hardware mounting kit option. And be sure to ask for high quality BACKRACK products by name! BACKRACK™ SAFETY LOUVERED (B1A) 2019 RAM 1500 - New Model