The truck adds darker trim to the Sport package
Special edition pickups are all the rage because they offer buyers a customized look straight off the showroom without the need of collecting the aftermarket parts themselves. Ram is adding one more to the mix for the 2017 model year with the new Ram 1500 Night package for the truck’s Sport trim. Pricing will be announced closer to launch in the fourth quarter of 2016.
As the name hints, the Night package gives the Ram 1500 darker trim, which pops especially well on the light-colored body. The truck makes a major statement in front with its blacked-out grille with hex-pattern mesh. The Sport’s standard black headlights bezels match the look perfectly, too. The one in these photos also wears an optional hood with black nostrils. Running boards are available, too. The exterior is available in Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Brilliant Black, Flame Red, and Granite Crystal Metallic.
To match the front’s dark look, the back takes the tailgate from the Ram 1500 Rebel, including Ram branding prominently stamped in black. The truck also rides on 20-inch gloss black wheels, and there are matching badges around the exterior.
The Night package is available all versions of the Sport trim, so customers can choose from the Regular, Quad, or Crew Cab bodies. The interior comes directly from this version, too, including the heated seats and steering wheel. Buyers can choose between a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower (227.4 kilowatts) and 269 pound-feet (364.7 Newton-meters) of torque or a 5.7-liter V8 with 395 hp (296.4 kW) and 410 lb-ft (555.9 Nm). Both engines use an eight-speed automatic that can hook up to rear- or four-wheel drive.
The Night package joins a bevy of recent special edition Rams. Customers who want a lot more color can get the Stinger Yellow Sport version. Buyers in the Lone Star State also can get the Yellow Rose of Texas model. Given the popularity of these factory-customized trucks, if you miss out on this one, it’s safe to expect limited trim combinations in the future.
Gallery: 2017 Ram 1500 Night Package
NEW SPECIAL-EDITION NIGHT PACKAGE ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 RAM 1500
01/09/16 from Ram
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2017 Ram Night package boasts straight-from-the-factory customized look
Sport look is enhanced by blacked-out exterior details
Black grille surround, badges and wheels add personality and style
September 1, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - For 2017, Ram will introduce a new special-edition Night package for the 1500 model that gives truck enthusiasts straight-from-the-factory customized looks.
Based on the Sport model, Night adds blacked-out features, including wheels, grille and badging, to pump up the already bold visual presence of the Ram’s monochromatic performance package.
“Much like our incredibly successful Ram Rebel, the Ram 1500 Night fills the growing customer demand for factory-custom trucks,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global. “Truck enthusiasts want vehicles that define their personality and style. The new Ram Night package builds upon the Ram Sport – one of the best looking trucks on the road – and adds black-out details that custom truck enthusiasts revere.”
Ram first adopted the blacked-out badging look with the 2013 Ram 1500 Black Express package.
2017 Ram 1500 Night Package
The 2017 Ram 1500 Night starts with key Sport appearance cues, including body-color fascia and body-color rear bumper with dual chrome exhaust tips, body-color power-folding mirrors and door handles. Also adopted from the Sport are black-bezel bi-functional projector headlamps with LED marker lights and black-bezel tail lamps to match forward lighting.
The Sport interior features standard high-back heated cloth bucket seats with 10-way power adjustment, power-adjustable pedals and automatic temperature control with dual-zone climate control.
The new Ram 1500 Night package adds:
A black grille surround with black “Hex Perf” pattern inserts
Bold “RAM” stamped tailgate with blacked-out lettering from Ram 1500 Rebel model
Black Ram’s head grille badge
Flat black Ram 1500 door badge
Flat black 4x4 tailgate badge (if applicable)
Flat black 5.7L HEMI® door badging (if applicable)
20 x 9-in. gloss black aluminum wheels
P275/60R20 black sidewall all-season tires
The Night package is available on Regular Cab, Quad Cab and Crew Cab 1500 Sport models, in both two- and four-wheel drive, long and short bed lengths and with a choice of 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engines.
A long list of options and upgrades are available on Night editions, including the lighted and lockable RamBox cargo management system with adjustable tie-down cleats and dual-purpose bed extender/divider, Sport performance hood and Black running boards. Additional Mopar performance parts options include a cat-back exhaust and cold-air intake. The 1500’s link-coil suspension, which delivers the industry’s best ride and handling, can be enhanced with the addition of an optional Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension System with multiple driver-selectable ride heights and load leveling features.
The Ram 1500 Night is available in Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Brilliant Black, Flame Red and Granite Crystal Metallic.
Production of the 2017 Ram Night begins early fourth quarter 2016 at the Warren (Mich.) Truck Assembly Plant. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
Ram 1500 Sport
The Ram 1500 Sport blends efficient, durable Pentastar or HEMI engine with monochromatic visual performance cues to make it an appealing alternative for truck enthusiasts.
Ram 1500 Sport is powered by a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 /TorqueFlite 8 combination, delivering 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque along with 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway fuel efficiency. For those seeking more power, the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with variable valve timing and fuel-saver technology is available. Its 395 horsepower/410 lb.-ft. of torque is mated to a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission and delivers 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway.
The Ram 1500 Sport is available in Regular, Quad and Crew Cab models in both two- and four-wheel drive.
The Sport comes standard with heated high-back bucket seats with full center console, heated steering wheel, halogen projector headlamps, body-color grille, front fascia, mirrors and rear bumper and 20-inch painted/polished aluminum wheels with outlined white letter tires.
Ram 1500 features a truckload of pioneering, fuel-saving systems, including first-in-segment technologies such as thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension.
About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with America’s longest-lasting line of pickups.
Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.
In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.
Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles:
Longest-lasting line of pickups
Best-in-class fuel economy and longest range with exclusive EcoDiesel – 29 mpg and 754 miles with Ram 1500
Best-in-class towing capability – 31,210 pounds with Ram 3500
Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
Best-in-class torque – 900 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.