Some things just naturally go together; peanut butter and jelly, pizza and beer, or pickups and Texas. The Lone Star state has long been ground-zero for the hearts and minds of truck enthusiasts. Chrysler was one of the first manufacturers to hop on the Texas special-edition bandwagon back in 2002. Since then, numerous Texas-themed trucks have come from nearly all the major full-size truck brands. But to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the first Ram Lone Star edition in 2002, the brand is introducing a new model sure to get Texas Ram fans excited.
Since the Lone Star edition was first introduced in 2002, more than 80,000 models have been sold, which represent approximately 30 to 40 percent of Ram 1500 sales in Texas.
The special trim package consists of "Lone Star" badges inside and out, featuring the distinctive Texas state flag, embroidered floor mats, and special Katzkin leather seats with embossed logos. The truck will be available exclusively in the crew cab configuration with front bucket seats, and features a standard 115-volt auxiliary power outlet, 20-inch alloy wheels, Class IV receiver hitch, 10-way adjustable power driver's seat, 60/40 split rear folding seats and steering-wheel mounted audio controls. More than two dozen other factory options are available on the package, as well as a full complement of Mopar accessories.
Pricing for the package is $1500, with the two wheel-drive model starting at $36,715 including destination, and the four wheel-drive model starting at $39,935. The Ram 1500 Lone Star 10th anniversary edition will be available in two- and four-wheel drive. The 390-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine and six-speed automatic are standard.