Ram is continuing to sell both the new Ram 1500 and the previous-generation half ton, dubbed the Ram 1500 Classic, for the 2019 model year. To add a little more spice to the older design, Ram is bringing back the Warlock name as part of a special options package for the 1500 Classic.
The Warlock existed first as an auto show concept, until popular demand made it a reality in 1976. It featured gold accents inside and out, real oak sideboards, a chrome side step and bucket seats. Dodge produced Warlock models until 1979.
The returning Warlock takes the 2019 1500 Classic and adds:
- A black Rebel-esque grille
- A 1-inch lift
- 20-inch black wheels
- Heavy-duty rear shocks
- Powder-coated front and rear bumpers
For additional exterior visual flair, the Warlock sports a number of decals fore and aft, black badging, dark bezels on the headlights, tow hooks and black wheel flares. A sport hood is optional. Available exterior paint colors are: Blue Streak, Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Diamond Black, Delmonico Red, Flame Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel, Pearl White and True Blue.
Inside, the Warlock's standard equipment includes gray cloth seats and rear park assist. The Luxury Group option package is also standard, adding things like LED bed lighting, power folding mirrors, a 7-inch gauge cluster display and leather-wrapped steering wheel. Heated bench or bucket seats are optional as is the 8.4-inch Uconnect multimedia system with navigation. Black side steps and a spray-in bedliner are also optional.
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The Warlock is available with either the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or 5.7-liter Hemi V-8; the sole transmission option is the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic. The truck can be had as either a 4×2 or 4×4 model with Quad- or crew-cab configurations, though crew-cab models are only available with the 5-foot, 7-inch bed.
According to Ram, Warlock models will go on sale in the "late first quarter" of 2019, with a starting price of $37,040 including destination fee.