Ram Laramie Limited Unveiled at 2015 Chicago Auto Show
New Chrome Grille and Luxurious Cowboy Leather Upholstery Takes This Ram To The Top of the Truck World
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple of years, you’re probably well aware of how much Fullsize pickup trucks have gone up in price. It’s not hard to see why when you look at how many of these trucks are optioned out. Ram Truck seems to be at the forefront of styling and performance in the truck world and since the performance aspect was pretty well nailed down, it wasn’t a surprise that they unveiled a classy and stylish update to their Ram Laramie Limited trucks at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
The biggest change you’ll notice is the missing crosshair grille that has been replaced in favor of a prominent billet port chrome grille that features bold “RAM” lettering across the center of the hood with a look that somewhat mimics a billet grille of disco trucks gone by. While it does bear a striking resemblance to the handle bar mustache grille found on the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel, the Laramie Limited takes the upscale road rather than the road less traveled. Other exterior features include a body-colored front fascia with fog lamps and a matching, painted rear bumper. For added flash, an optional exterior package covers the front and rear bumpers in bright chrome. To address customer demand, select-colored Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks come standard with chrome.
The side profile of the Limited is dressed in chrome accents for body-side molding with etched “Limited” mirrors, door handles, window molding and standard wheel-to-wheel side steps.
The 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited features an all-new 20-inch forged multi-surface aluminum wheel with polished surfaces that are accented with silver paint. Not to be outdone, the Heavy Duty models also feature new multi-surface 20-inch fully-polished aluminum, six-spoke wheels that feature the Ram brand name embossed on the wheel centers.
Just in case the chrome and bold looks aren’t enough to let others know this is indeed a Ram truck, a new tailgate design to match the front has been fitted with a 20-inch-wide, bright chrome “RAM” badge. New chrome Laramie Limited accent strip line the base of the tailgate while the premium tail lamps equipped with 15 red LEDs and three red LEDs for the side marker finish off the classy look of the Laramie Limited. A frosted inner lens creates visual entertainment and softens the glow.
While the outside of the Ram Laramie Limited gives subtle hints at the luxury it packs, the interior is a whole other story. The Limited starts with an all-black leather cockpit with seats that are covered in Black Natura Plus premium leather. The interior also features unique pinstripe stitching designs while the Graystone leather piping rides the stitching peaks, creating a visible silhouette profile of the seats contrasting an all-black backdrop. Using an idea borrowed from the Longhorn trim, rear flap-closure seatback map pockets with modern, chrome Ram-lettered buckles also are unique to Laramie Limited.
The Ram Laramie Limited’s newly designed, deep and double-stacked center console is topped with a forgiving, French-stitched full-leather lid and pronounced Limited badge, covering USB, Auxiliary and 12-volt service points. Just forward of the console lid, a new bin houses a cellphone and tablet holder, which can be concealed with a new tambour wood sliding door. The real wood door is made from Black Argento, the chosen timber for the Limited interior. The collective Silver pinstripe theme runs through the wood and a satin chrome handle rolls the door with ease.
The Ram Laramie Limited includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel from the 2 o’clock to 10 o’clock positions. The remaining portion of the steering wheel receives high-gloss Black Argento treatment with silver accent lines. The A-pillar and B-pillar handles feature a leather wrap with rollover Graystone stitching. The column-mounted shifter stock on Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty models also receives leather treatments with accent stitching and satin chrome accents. The Ram 1500 models feature a machine-spun aluminum shifter mounted on the instrument panel with knurled edges to assure finger and glove traction.
Placed into a black mask background, Ram Laramie Limited’s Liquid Graphite-faced gauges are surrounded with diamond knurled, Liquid Chrome rings. The gauge needles are finished in white with Liquid Graphite painted hubs. The Laramie Limited’s cluster also features a unique modern font, with clean white accent lighting to further differentiate the trim while the instrument panel is topped with Graystone accent stitching and fitted with a Liquid Graphite glove box spear, pinstripe design and understated “Limited” badge.
The Ram Laramie Limited features the next generation 8.4-inch Uconnect system with standard navigation. The center stack is finished off with K-black Dark Metallic paint, Argento inlays and surrounded by large Liquid Graphite bezels.
The front and rear door trim are layered in premium leather with upper armrest that are accented with matched French stitching and pinstripe stitching designs. The top of the door panel is covered in ultra-soft Natura Plus leather. High-gloss Argento wood spears with silver accent lines lay above the armrest upper and satin chrome trim rings and badges provide subtle flair.
Ram Laramie Limited editions receive remote LED lighting at the inside door handles, and a full-length light that illuminates the truck’s multifunction lower map pockets, front and rear. Beneath the dash is soft footwell lighting, providing both functional and aesthetic properties. New for Ram Truck, and debuting on the 2015 Laramie Limited model, is an all-black headliner and pillars combination. This change allowed designers to control where contrasts exist best for visual appeal.
Rounding out the final touches to the interior of the Ram Laramie Limited are solid Black premium Berber carpet floor mats, which are removable by using Liquid Graphite snaps, leaving a rubber, slush and mud-capturing mat with Limited badge. The carpet continues the silver-lined theme, which matches the steering wheel, center stack, console tambour door and door spears. For entry and exit, brushed-silver Ram-branded door-sill plates resist scuffs and add visual appeal and close out what is quite obviously one of the most luxurious cowboy leather interiors available in the Fullsize pickup truck market.
The Ram Laramie Limited will be available in seven exterior color choices, including: Brilliant Black, Bright Silver Metallic, Pearl White, Red Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel Metallic and True Blue Pearl. The Ram Laramie Limited will also be equipped with air suspension (1500 only), wheel-to-wheel side steps, navigational radio, remote start, backup camera, power adjustable pedals with memory, heated steering wheel, front ventilated and heated seats, heated rear seats and of course the RamBox (Heavy Duty, 6-foot, 4-inch bed only).
The Laramie Limited trim will be available in Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 single- and dual-rear-wheel; Crew Cab and Mega Cab (Heavy Duty); four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive; and short- and long-wheelbase models.
The Ram 1500 Laramie Limited luxury trim will be available in the second quarter of 2015 as a 2015 model while the Ram Laramie Limited 2500 and 3500 will be available in the third quarter as a 2016 model.
Ram claims the Laramie Limited is a black-tie luxury alternative to their popular southwestern-themed Laramie Longhorn edition pickups, but we think it’s more of a classy southern-styled truck that doesn’t mind getting a little dirty once in a while and with premium materials, such as an all-black, full-leather seating, real wood interior components and unique badges, there is no mistaking this is a luxury bred pickup truck.