The Ram Truck brand unveiled a limited edition of its all-new 2019 Ram 1500 to commemorate the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.
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The 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition is fittingly based on the brand’s top Limited trim, and will feature distinctive Kentucky Derby “Run for the Roses” fender graphics. The May 5 running of the roses marks the Ram Truck brand’s ninth year as the Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. The launch of the Kentucky Derby Edition will also mark the introduction of Ivory White Tri Coat paint and the first time that a body-colored appearance package will be available on the all-new Ram 1500 Limited.
Five additional exterior colors are also available for Kentucky Derby Edition buyers to choose from: Delmonico Red, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Max Steel or Patriot Blue. The Ram Kentucky Derby Edition is available in 4x2 or 4x4 Crew Cab configurations, with a 5 ft.-7 in. bed length. The 2019 Ram 1500 is capable of towing up to 12,750 lbs. when properly equipped. Base price for the 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition is $55,680 plus $1,645 destination charge.
Key content included with the Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition includes the Ram’s exclusive Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen radio with Sirius XM 360L with navigation, four-corner auto-leveling air suspension, power-retracting running boards, trailer hitch with sway control and blind spot monitor with automatic trailer detection. The Kentucky Derby Edition also includes premium full-leather front and rear reclining seats with heating and cooling, genuine wood and metal trim.
An exclusive-to-Limited corrugated chrome mesh grille surrounds a chrome “R-A-M” badge. Chrome tow hooks, body-side molding, mirrors and door handle accents combine with standard 20-inch wheels or optional 22-inch wheels with painted inserts. Automatic power side steps and body-color fender flares are also standard. Body-color bumpers are optional on 2019 Ram Limited models. The Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition is on sale now. Production is limited to 2,000 units. ■