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2019 Ram 1500 truck will cost $33,340 to start, around $60K fully equipped

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Most configurations of the 2019 Ram 1500 will cost a few hundred dollars more than the outgoing truck when it goes on sale later this month, the truckmaker announced Tuesday. But most trucks may end up costing less.

Confused? So were we.

The small price hike is for some configurations of the truck including the base Tradesman, Longhorn, and top-trim Limited versions. Some trim levels, such as Bighorn and Rebel, have slashed their prices over last year.

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The base 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4×2 will cost $33,340, including $1,645 for mandatory destination fees, which is $800 more than a similarly equipped 2018 Quad Cab model. Base versions will be equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6, an 8-speed automatic, 18-inch steel wheels, vinyl seats, and a handshake. (Destination charges were raised by $250 for 2019.)

A top-of-the-line 2019 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4×4 will start at $59,035, before additional options, and feature Ram’s 12-inch touchscreen for infotainment, a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, power-adjustable heated and cooled leather seats, wood dash, and another handshake. The 2018 Ram 1500 Limited cost $595 less.

Some popular trim levels, such as Rebel and Bighorn, get price cuts for 2019. The 2019 Ram Rebel Crew Cab 4×2 will cost $45,640, including destination, which is $1,300 less than the outgoing model. Bighorns shave roughly $2,000 from their 2018 prices, depending on box and powertrain configuration.

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Stepping up to a V-8 from a V-6 in 2019 will cost $1,195 for 2019 trucks, down from $1,950 for 2018 models. Opting for Ram’s mild-hybrid powertrain in V-8 versions will add $800; all trucks equipped with a V-6 get the 48-volt system. Trucks equipped with the mild-hybrid system will go on sale later this year.

Adding four-wheel drive requires $3,500 extra; adding more leg room by opting for Crew Cab versions from Quad Cab tacks on $2,700 or $2,800, depending on trim levels.

Ram has announced that it will sell previous-generation Ram 1500s alongside new Ram 1500s, but didn’t specify how much those fleet-focused trucks will cost.

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What’s New @ The Car Connection

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2019 Lexus UX Preview

The 2019 Lexus UX is the automaker’s first foray into subcompact luxury crossover SUVs and it’s surprisingly tardy. Rivals from BMW and Mercedes-Benz like the X1 and GLA have been around for years.

Automakers respond to Trump’s proposed steel, aluminum import tariff increases

Last week, President Donald Trump announced a plan to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Some car companies that assemble vehicles in the U.S. have responded negatively to the proposal—which sent automaker stocks tumbling on its own.

Toyota to streamline its self-driving car development

Toyota said last week that it will invest billions into creating a new, wholly-owned company devoted exclusively to researching and developing self-driving cars

From Motor Authority

New Toyota Supra previewed by race car concept in Geneva

The long road to the reveal of a new Toyota Supra is almost over.

Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe revealed, priced from $295,000

Land Rover’s Range Rover has received the coupe treatment. We’re not talking about a coupe-like model here but a proper 2-door. It’s a limited-edition SUV dubbed the Range Rover SV Coupe, and Land Rover is offering it at a starting price of $295,000. Just 999 are planned for worldwide sale.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exclusive Editions up the opulence

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class already cuts it as pretty exclusive in our book, but the new S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet Exclusive Editions will up the nameplate’s opulence.

From Green Car Reports

Aston Martin Lagonda Vision Concept shows electric car future for luxury sedan

The storied British brand Lagonda has been owned for half a century by the tiny maker Aston Martin, best known globally for its connection to James Bond, Agent 007.

2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover priced from $70,495 in U.S.

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, the brand’s first-ever production electric car, made its debut last Thursday before the Geneva auto show.

Which electric car is your favorite? Take our Twitter poll

This week’s Geneva auto show has seen lots of news about new electric cars, but almost all of them come from luxury brands.

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