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As If The New Ram HD Wasn’t Imposing Enough

2020 Ram Heavy Duty Night Editon

This is the third dark-themed truck package to report on from the 2019 State Fair of Texas. To be honest, we think everybody is copying each other’s homework, and it would be nice to see a splash of color on these big-bodied bruisers. At least with the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Night Edition, it can be had in any factory paint color you want.

The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Night Edition is available on Big Horn and Laramie models, and comes with a black grille with a body-color surround, black badging, darkened headlight and taillight bezels, and black 20-inch wheels. Even dually pickup trucks with their workhorse 17-inch wheels will enter the dark side for the first time. Be it Laramie or Long Horn, the Night Edition package is available on Ram 2500 and 3500 4×2 and 4×4 Crew Cab and Mega Cab body styles with a choice of either a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 or 6.7-liter Cummins I6 with an available 1,000 lb-ft of torque. And, while it can be had for much more depending on the vehicle configuration, the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Night Edition has a starting MSRP of $37,995 and will go on sale in Q4 2019.

The Night Edition is also available on the 2020 Ram 1500.

FCA previously announced a few notable updates for the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty lineup. For instance, Lane Keep Assist is now available on all trim levels, as well as connected services on all levels of radio systems, plus dual auxiliary camera capability. Olive Green and Hydro Blue were also added to the color palette. 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. The 2020 Ram Power Wagon (pictured below) also gains 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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