Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram brand announces its lineup for the ’20 model year features several new appearance and feature packages.
The Ram 1500 pickup offers new Night Editions on Big Horn and Laramie models that include monochromatic designs with black wheels, grilles, badging and other exterior details (lower left).
The Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group returns with black wheels, black skid plate and theme-matched all-black interior option, while the Ram Power Wagon now offers a black-wheel option.
The ’20 Ram Heavy Duty offers lane-keep assist, connected services on all radios, dual auxiliary camera capability and two new exterior colors: Olive Green (below) and Hydro Blue.
With the addition of the all-new, third-generation 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel, Ram claims the 1500 becomes America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, with 480 lb.-ft. (651 Nm) of torque and highest available half-ton towing capability at 12,560 lbs. (5,697 kg).
For comparison, the heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500are powered by a Cummins I-6 turbodiesel with a torque rating of 1,000 lb.-ft. (1,356 Nm).
New Ram Rebel safety features include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, forward collision mitigation, lane-departure warning and automatic high-beam headlamps.
Rebel also offers a standard comfort package that includes power tailgate release, wireless charging, rear heated seats and 12-way driver’s seat with memory settings.
Lane-keep assist, adaptive steering and trailer tire-pressure monitoring now are available on all Ram Heavy Duty trim levels. A 50-gallon (190-L) fuel tank is standard on Crew Cab models with an 8-ft. (2.4-m) bed.
“Whether it’s the off-road-enthusiast appeal of the Ram 1500 Rebel, the stylish Night Editions or greater usability for the most powerful, most capable heavy-duty trucks, Ram trucks deliver features and durability that are winning over more and more buyers,” Ram brand chief Reid Bigland says in a news release.