Recently, Ram took the wraps off its new Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. Thanks to a 6.7-liter turbodiesel I-6 that makes 400 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, the 2500 can tow up to 19,780 pounds. The 3500, on the other hand, is rated tow as much as 35,100 pounds. Both can be ordered in basic Tradesman form or optioned all the way up to near-luxury levels. But what if you want your Ram HD with more of a Southwestern theme? That’s where the Laramie Longhorn Edition comes in.
Ram officially revealed the 2019 Heavy Duty Laramie Longhorn Edition in Houston today, claiming the cabin was inspired by “traditionally handcrafted, time-tested wares” such as pocket watches, cowboy boots, and saddles. Perhaps more importantly, it also claims that all the wood, metal, and leather you’ll find inside are authentic. Fake wood? Not in the Laramie Longhorn Edition.
Outside, the newest Longhorn gets a chrome grille and bumpers, LED headlights, tow hooks, side steps, wheel flares, 20-inch wheels, and a belt-buckle-inspired Longhorn badge. You can also choose from a few two-tone color options if you’re feeling especially fancy.
As with other Longhorns, though, the most important stuff is all inside the truck. There, the dash, door panels, and armrests all get covered in full-grain leather. The center console, instrument panel, seats, and door panels are then trimmed with a different leather made to look like alligator skin. To finish the cabin, Ram added wood, chrome, and brushed nickel accents, as well as a burned-in Longhorn logo above the glovebox.
At the moment, Ram still hasn’t announced pricing. But when it is revealed, don’t be surprised if the 2500 Laramie Longhorn sails past the $65,000 mark.