2020 RAM 1500, RAM HEAVY DUTY UPDATES ANNOUNCED

Say Hello To The Night Edition And Black Edition Pickup Trucks

Updates for the 2020 Ram lineup are minor, but buyers should take note of the new Ram 1500 Night and Rebel Black Editions. For those all about the way their trucks look, these two packages give the lineup a more sinister appearance that’s ready to join the Dark Side. Though it’s not just the popular half-ton that’s having all of the fun – the Ram Heavy Duty also sees notable updates, as well.

Let’s start with the popular half-ton first. The 2020 Ram 1500 Night Edition is available on both Big Horn and Laramie trim levels, unlocking a combination of black wheels, grille, and badging, while the exhaust, headlamps and taillamp surrounds are darkened. The Ram Rebel Black package delivers black wheels, black skid plate, black headlamp bezels, a standard all-black interior while a black/red cabin is an option. The 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel also gets an active safety suite complete with Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning-Plus and automatic high-beam headlamps. And the new Comfort Package offered on the Ram Rebel unlocks a power release tailgate and wireless charging. New exterior graphic options are also available for the Rebel.

As reported previously, the EcoDiesel V6 engine also enters the 2020 Ram 1500 lineup, while the Ram 1500 eTorque gets unique hood badge work. Rounding things off, the half-ton Ram also sees the addition of three colors: Hydro Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown and Olive Green.

There are a few notable features that make it into the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty lineup. First, Lane Keep Assist is not available on all trim levels (and rightfully so, considering its size), as well as connected services on all levels of radio systems, plus dual auxiliary camera capability and two new exterior colors: Olive Green and Hydro Blue. For those about the long haul, a massive 50-gallon fuel tank is now standard on 2020 Ram HD trucks equipped with an eight-foot bed. As a minor update, all trim levels now have an available tire pressure monitoring system, while the auxiliary camera system can support two different cameras.

Lastly, the 2020 Ram Power Wagon will take to the trails with a black wheel option.

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Written by Manoli Katakis

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