This year’s Chicago Auto Show has brought us Ram’s new special trim called the 2017 Ram Heavy Duty Night Package. It includes Ram’s 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups. This Night Package is based on the Sport Appearance Package which is available in trims including Laramie, Big Horn and Lone Star.
As put by Ram Trucks boss, Mike Manley, “Pickup truck enthusiasts are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd and Ram perfectly understands and is always looking forward to cater these specific needs. The heavy duty Night Package is a great stand out which highlights the importance of Ram pickup’s promising performance.”
2017 Ram Heavy Duty Night Package is basically a visual treat with unique design elements on both exterior and interior. Fortunately, this package is available on each body configuration of both pickup trucks and buyers have the option of choosing between all available powertrains.
Exterior and Interior features
2017 Ram Heavy Duty Night Package for 2500 and 3500 includes an interplay of gloss and matte finishes in the outer body. Up front, the grille wears a gloss black finish along with contrast billet inserts. The headlight lenses are smoked and the standard 20-inch cast alloy wheels enjoy a matte black coating. Similarly, the LT285/60R20E all-terrain tires wear contrast lettering which projects a sporty outlook.
The front doors integrate black badging and mirrors (also black) integrate turn signals. Rearwards, the cargo cab incorporates chunky plastic liners. The tailgate gets a massive RAM logo in black; the all-wheel drive models get a 4×4 badge.
Other exterior add-ons include black side steps, black bumper protectors and a high beam light. This Night Package includes 5 different color options including Granite Crystal Metallic, Delmonico Red Pearl, Brilliant Red Pearl, Bright White and Bright Silver Metallic.
Inside, bucket seats with perforated cloth upholstery are included as standard. The automaker is likely to sell all its standard comfort features as well. 2017 Ram Heavy Duty Night Package also includes satin chrome anodized accents on the door panels, dashboard, center console and AC vents. The cabin’s overall approach remains pretty much the same.
2017 Ram Heavy Duty Night Package – Performance
Apart from aesthetic ecstasy, 2017 Ram Heavy Duty Night Package also excels on performance with the availability of three familiar powertrains including a 5.7L Hemi V8, 6.4L Hemi V8 and 6.7L inline-six Cummins turbodiesel. Similarly, available transmission options include 66RFE 6-speed automatic, 68RFE 6-speed automatic and the G56 6-speed manual. The output figures and fuel economy are the same as that of standard Ram 2500 and 3500.
Price for the 2500 Night Package will start at $45,520 and for the 3500 Night Package at around $52,000. This special edition packages will be launched in the next few months.