When we were at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, one model was absent from the show that we were very excited about seeing up close and personal. The Ram Laramie Longhorn package has become a staple for premium luxury trucks with a western motif. A lot of people have regarded the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn as their favorite trim level, due to the extensive details poured into the interior design of the truck.
Well now, Ram is finally showing the Ram Heavy Duty Laramie Longhorn trims to the public for the first time.
“The new Ram Heavy Duty sets benchmarks in HD capability, ride and handling, luxury, materials, innovation and technology, extending well past any competitive offerings,” said Reid Bigland, head of Ram brand. “The Laramie Longhorn is filled with more craftsman-like details, including wood surfaces and 100 percent full-grain leather seats, than any other truck in the segment. Yet as hardworking heavy-duty trucks, the Ram 2500 and 3500 give maximum effort all day, every day with confidence.”
With an interior surrounded by premium materials, the Laramie Longhorn uses iconic features and design elements from handcrafted materials such as an antique pocket watch, hand-tooled leather cowboy boots or a horseman’s saddle. The Heavy Duty Laramie Longhorn uses authentic wood, metal and leather elements throughout the cabin. The interior is the pinnacle of quality in the segment.
Laramie Longhorn trim is available on Crew Cab and Mega Cab configurations. Elements found on the Ram Heavy Duty Laramie Longhorn models are 100-percent full-grain leather-wrapped dash, door panel coverings and armrest are trimmed in a Southwestern style motif, the cabin is filled with alligator skin-embossed surface leather center console, instrument panel, seats and door panel inserts.
Leather isn’t the only thing that adorns the Laramie Longhorn. Ram uses satin warm-chrome accents trim out the interior with craved tooling on the trim. A brushed-nickel metal badge is flush atop the center console. Real barn-wood accents are found throughout the cabin. Wood tandem doors on the center console reflect the heightened attention to detail and provide closed storage. At night, the cabin is accentuated with ambient lighting to create a luxurious and soothing atmosphere for passengers. The barn-wood featured on the upper glovebox is branded with the “Longhorn” logo.
There is a choice of interior colors offered as well. Mountain Brown/Light Mountain Brown and Black/Cattle Tan full-leather seats with contrast piping, are available. Heated full-leather rear seats are standard on Laramie Longhorn.
The exterior as well, gets several distinctive detailed design elements for the Laramie Longhorn. A new a chrome-slat grille that offers a 3D effect in the pattern and header surrounding the premium LED lamps with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) also set the Laramie Longhorn apart. Chrome bumpers, tow hooks and side steps (power optional) come standard as do wheel flares.
Buyers who don’t like all that chrome can option for a two-tone color options include correlating RV Match Walnut Brown bumpers, flares and lower panels. The Laramie Longhorn also features new 20-inch wheels, which are offered in a variety of finishes. The Laramie Longhorn belt-buckle badges adorns the front doors of the truck as well as the tailgate.
Ordering for the Laramie Longhorn Heavy Duty models is currently open at your local Ram dealer. The trucks should be arriving in dealerships some time in March.
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