Ram 1500 gets the Mopar treatment in Chicago

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The outdoor-sport-themed 2019 Ram 1500 highlights the 200-plus Mopar parts and accessories available for the all-new truck.

Less than a month has passed since the word premiere of the 2019 Ram 1500 at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, but Mopar has already rolled out a catalog of over 200 parts and accessories for the new truck. According to FCA, the new intake system, which will be available later in the year, "is compatible with all hood applications for the all-new Ram and works in concert with the Mopar performance cat-back exhaust, which is constructed from AL409 stainless steel and emits a deep exhaust note".

Shortly after announcing a number of Mopar upgrades for the Dodge Durango, FCA has done the same thing with the new 2019 Ram 1500.

The Flame Red 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Sport 4×4 showcased at the Chicago Auto Show is equipped for the outdoors with a 5 centimetre (2-inch) Mopar lift kit that delivers additional off-road clearance and an aggressive appearance, while accommodating oversize, large tread 35-inch tires.

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For maximum visual effect, the Mopar-branded off-road wheel flares fit the bill along with the cast-aluminum running boards. "The 2019 Ram 1500 family starts with the Tradesman 4X2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box, and as standard, the entry-level model gets 5.0-inch Uconnect 3 infotainment, rear back-up camera, remote keyless entry, power door locks, as well as power front windows. For those owners, Mopar has fitted the 1500 with what it calls Ram Rack-an adjustable rack that allows secure transportation of larger items above the truck's roof and bed. A Mopar bed step, featuring an articulating arm, lowers down for easy access.

Blacked-out Ram badging and emblems, a Mopar logo hitch plug, front tow hooks, and black Mopar hood graphic stripes blend to create a striking exterior look. Finishing off the Mopar concept is a set of Katzkin leather seats embroidered with Ram logos. The center console and door trim also feature the bold stitching.

While you can't order a new Ram pickup, you can picture what Mopar parts you want to buy before you even step foot into a showroom.

Nissan used the Chicago Auto Show to display special versions of its full-size pickup truck that have been outfitted with a growing menu of accessories developed by the automaker.