Ram’s “Texas truck” has returned: the 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Lone Star is now on the Dallas-Fort Worth Auto Show floor.

Sold only in Texas, the “Lone Star” is exclusive to the largest pickup truck market in the U.S. Buyers can opt for the highest torque in the class, with a full thousand pound-feet; the trucks can be outfitted with 35,100 pounds of towing capacity and a 7,680 pound payload.

Active noise cancellation, anti-vibration devices and acoustic glass all contribute to the quietest cabin yet, while ride quality was improved with frequency response damping shocks, progressive springs, and re-engineered bushings. An rear air suspension now has a driver-activated Bed-Lowering Mode as well as normal and trailer-towing modes.

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The Lone Star version has chrome door handles, bumpers, and grille surrounds; standard 18-inch steel wheels can be upgraded to 20-inch chrome or painted aluminum wheels.  There are two interior packages with four colors, and an optional group with a closed upper-dash door with a Lone Star nameplate badge, a power driver seat, and 8.4-inch multifunction touchscreen. The trim is available with black and light gray, black and light brown, light frost and black, or all-black. Seating is available in two-passenger bucket, three- passenger bench, five-passenger bucket or six-passenger bench  forms. The base engine is a 6.4 Hemi V8 with an eight-speed automatic.

The Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Lone Star pricing starts at $37,645, plus $1,695 destination. The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Lone Star starts at $39,095, plus destination. Options include a monochromatic Sport Appearance package ($1,195), Black Appearance package ($2,595), Tow Tech Group ($2,425), and Safety Group ($2,195). Other packages include Bed Utility Group, 4x4 Off-Road, Protection, Max Towing, and Premium Lighting.

New 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Lone Star editions will go on sale in the second quarter of 2019.

In 2002, Ram Truck was the first to offer an exclusive edition for Texas. Ram’s release claims, “The Ram Lone Star edition was the first truck designed by Texans and built specifically for Texans.” Ram has sold more than 270,000 Lone Stars.