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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 now 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.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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