Posted by PickupTrucks.com Staff | August 31, 2019
By Aaron Bragman
Automobiles Fiat Chrysler has introduced changes to its 2020 model year, it looks like designers have decided to go dark for the latest models. Nightly editions abound with darkened moldings and wheels; there's a new Ram 1500 Rebel Black Edition, which does the same; you can also get dark wheels on the new Ram 2500 Power Wagon. Killed looks are still strong with Ram, so let's take a look at what the brand does for 2020
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2020 Ram 1500
The biggest change for 2020 comes in the powertrains with the arrival of the new EcoDiesel V-6 in the Ram 1500 range. You can get it at every trim level on the Ram 1500, including off-road Rebel, something you couldn't get for 2019. We've already told you about the new EcoDiesel, all but the official fuel economy numbers Ram hasn't released yet (we suspect the truck manufacturer is tweaking and testing for trying to beat Chevrolet's Silverado 1500 engine diesel ratings)
The other big news is Cosmetic: The Night Edition returns for Big Horn and Laramie models. As the name implies, the Night Edition comes with a black grille and surround grille, badges, wheels (20-inch on Big Horn, 22-inch on the more enchanting Laramie) and exhaust tips. Headlights and taillights also get darker frames instead of shiny chrome. All Ram 1500s will receive new eTorque badges on the Hemi V-8 soft hybrid models, with three new paint colors available: Hydro Blue, Walnut Brown RV Match and Olive Green (later available).
The Rebel also gets love, with the Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group, which gives you a full-blown appearance. Unlike the Night Edition, which can came in several different colors, Rebel's Black Appearance Group wears Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat paint, black 18-inch wheels, front spoiler, sliding plate, badges, tow hooks and exhaust. It also gets black frames on its LED headlights and cut o Black interior is "tailored" is standard. If you need to have a spray of c olor, black and Ruby Red interior is optional. If you do not choose Rebel's Black Appearance Group you will still get a better equipped standard vehicle since Comfort Package will be standard. This means that all 2020 rebels will have rear door power, wireless charging, rear heated seats and a 12-way driver's seat with memory settings. Recently optional is the Rebel Safety Group, which includes adaptive cruise control with stop and go, front-end collision mitigation, lane departure warning and automatic high beam. Rebel exterior graphics are also part of the 2020 updates.
2020 Ram 2500/3500
Changes in the heavy duty Ram 2500 and 3500 are slightly less extensive , mainly increasing the availability of new accessories. Assistance and adaptive belt management are now available at all trim levels, as well as blind spot monitoring and trailer tire pressure monitoring. The optional camera now supports two different cameras, and now you get the standard 50 liter fuel tank for 8-bed crew cab models. Black wheels are now available on the off-road 2500 Power Wagon, and two new paint colors can be on each of these trucks: Hydro Blue and Olive Green.
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