In the battle for luxury pickup truck customers, Ram has launched the latest missile with an updated version of its Laramie Limited. Debuting at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, this black-tie luxury trim package sports a new exterior nose and tail, a full black leather interior, real wood trim throughout and unique badging. Although Ram has offered the Laramie Limited trim package for several years, this new version takes it to a different level for both light-duty and heavy-duty (2500 and 3500, single- and dual-rear wheel) Ram pickups. To view our video, click here.
Like the 2015 Ram Rebel — a new trim package — that was shown at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Laramie Limited also abandons the crosshair grille in favor of a more unique look, highlighting the Ram name. The front grille will be all chrome with a set of outer flaring nostril ports with a pair of new quad-lamp bi-functional halogen projector headlights that include 15 amber LEDs. We're guessing the new grille and tailgate look will likely bleed into the rest of the lineup as early as the 2017 model year.
The trim package also includes unique 20-inch rims and a brand-new tailgate design, again echoing the Ram Rebel's monster-size "RAM" lettering stamped into the metal to ensure no one mistakes the truck for another brand. Special paint colors include Brilliant Black, Bright Silver Metallic, Pearl White, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel and True Blue Pearl.
Ram 1500 Laramie Limited models will include the four-corner air suspension, and will offer a choice between the 5.7-liter V-8 Hemi and 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged EcoDiesel (only with four full-size doors). Ram 2500/3500 Laramie Limited models (pictured at the bottom of the photo gallery below) will offer the 6.4-liter V-8 Hemi and 6.7-liter inline-six-cylinder Cummins, and will be offered in crew-cab and MegaCab configurations.
The interior of the new Laramie Limited shows where Ram designers spent the most time, energy and money. All interiors will include a new, softer black leather on the seats, arm consoles and doors with standout leather piping and stitching. All gauges, climate vents and the center instrument panel are chrome ringed with a Liquid Graphite background. All floormat carpeting is black premium Berber.
Beyond the touch surfaces, the interior of this new version of the Laramie Limited may not seem very different from the previous version; however, the center console storage space has been improved. It now has a retractable sliding door, allowing owners to hide small valuables from passers-by. The new hidden storage space, as well as the larger center armrest storage vault, will offer plenty of slots and charging points for just about any electronic device.
Ram's new Laramie Limited will compete with Ford's F-150 and Super Duty Platinum trim, Chevrolet's half-ton High Country trim and GMC's Sierra Denali (light-duty and heavy-duty). The Ram 1500 Laramie Limited will be available this summer as a 2015 model; the Ram 2500/3500 version will be available in the fall as a 2016 model.
To read the full 2015 Ram 1500/2500/3500 Laramie Limited press release, click .