Fiat Chrysler will offer a 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman model with its redesign of its top-selling pickup that's aimed at commercial fleets, small businesses, and contractors, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Ram has been selling a 1500 Tradesman since it introduced the vocational half-ton pickup in 2011.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman is available in two cabs — Quad Cab and Crew Cab — and two bed lengths — 6 feet, 4 inches and 5 feet, 7 inches. Buyers will have access to the same engines available in the non-Tradesman model, including the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with eTorque mild hybrid technology and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. The V-8 is also available with eTorque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while 4x4 is optional.
The Ram 1500 has reduced weight by 225 pounds for 2019. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 12,750 pounds and haul up to 2,300 pounds of payload.
The 1500 Tradesman will offer an array of options, including 3.21 or 3.92 rear axle ratios, anti-spin rear differential, rear electric-locking differential, off-road package with factory suspension lift, 180-amp alternator, folding trailer-tow mirrors, rubber floor mats, Mopar chrome side steps and bumper step, spray-in bedliner and trailer brake controller.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman retails for at least $33,340, including a $1,645 destination charge.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet