2019 RAM 1500 Limited Gets in the Running with a Kentucky Derby Edition, Just in Time for the Festival

The special 2,000-unit minting of the light-duty truck's apex trim will mark nine years and counting for the RAM status of Official Truck of Churchill Downs® and the Kentucky Derby®, and for Gastonia-area aficionados of the stalwart RAM 1500 lineup, May 5 can't jockey for rank fast enough.

The Kentucky Derby Edition of the new 2019 RAM 1500 Limited will simultaneously mark and commemorate the 44th running of the event, and Mike Manley, head of the RAM Brand, puts it best when he describes the latest RAM pickup as a "no-compromise truck that delivers capability, durability, technology, and safety." Moreover, the expert claims, 2019's 1500 model will be "well-suited to meet the needs of all kinds of owners, including those who love horses." Of course, that goes well beyond a striking six-color palette and distinctively iconic "Run for the Roses" fender graphics.

For one, that it'll be capable is an understatement. RAM 1500 will appear in 4x2 and workhorse 4x4 crew cab configurations, with a 5-foot, 7-inch bed length, the load-bearing abilities of a stellar four-corner auto-leveling air suspension, and the capacity to tow up to 12,750 pounds when properly equipped. Factor in a trailer hitch with sway control and a blind spot monitor with automatic trailer detection, and hauling a horse trailer safely between venues becomes a matter of course.

Moreover, the latest RAM truck will come expertly appointed. A Uconnect® 4C 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SiriusXM 360L support and built-in navigation is set to put a command center worth of controls at your fingertips, while an available 900-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system keeps the festivity's soundtrack thumping as you roll up to the track.

Perhaps best of all, the new 2019 RAM 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition is one luxurious ride. Automatic power side steps herald your entry into an inviting cabin, with ambient lighting illuminating premium full-leather front and rear reclining seats, each heated and cooled, flanked by genuine wood and metal trim throughout. Needless to say, it'll be an experience. While we await this beast, if you're eager to mount up and see what a new RAM 1500 pickup is capable of, you can, right here in Gastonia at our Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer. Take the short drive out to visit us at 2339 East Franklin Blvd., and we'll take you for a ride!

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