The 2018 is going to be an eventful year for automobile industry, as it seems from the latest development at major automobile companies! Like rivals Ford and GM, FCA is trying its level best to woo the customers with its revamped version of pickup trucks. Apart from revamping existing popular models such as the Ram 1500 series, FCA is also trying something new. Special editions of the Ram trucks are being readied for 2018. The Ram Heavy duty trucks aka the 2500 and 3500 HD are getting special Night package. These are aimed at buyers looking for rugged as well as stylish pickup trucks. The 2018 RAM HD Night Package coming soon.
2018 RAM HD Night Package – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The 2018 Ram HD package available on the 2500 and 3500 lineup lends the trucks a muscular and blackened out exterior. The massive Ram logo on tailgate is there and 20 inch wheels are also blackened. It is available for the trims- Laramie, Lone Star, and Big Horn. The crosshair grille gets gloss black finish with black billet inserts for contrast effect. There are black badgings on doors denoting its class- 3500 or 2500. The Smoked headlight lenses add to the menacing look even more. The side steps also get black add-ons. These trucks get monochromatic exterior so body-colored paint is there on bumpers and door handles. Exterior color choices are Brilliant Black Crystal, Granite Crystal Metallic, Delmonico Red Pearl, Bright White and Bright Silver Metallic.
The all blacked out treatment is also carried out in cabin of 2018 RAM HD Night Package based trucks. You get black seats with either vinyl or cloth upholstery. The center console and infotainment system is surrounded by matte gray bezel. You will like the dashboard which looks stylish owing to use of satin chrome anodized accents. The journey will be comfortable thanks to presence of dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats.
2018 RAM HD Night Package – Modification under the Hood
The 2018 RAM HD Night Package, on 2500 and 3500 lineup is available on crew cab variant. The models can be equipped with 3 powerful engine choices. There is the tried and tested 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 as well as a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 unit. You can also opt for the beefy 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine. They are paired with a 5 speed automatic transmission gearbox. The Ram 2500 HD models get laden with a multi-link coil spring suspension which ensures smooth ride over varying terrains. However, the 2018 RAM HD Night Package gets traditional leaf spring suspension.
Like rival companies, FCA has also focused on equipping its vehicles with enhanced safety features and the Ram 2500 and 3500 HD editions get good safety features, as a result. The trucks get multiple airbags along with Brake Assist, Traction Control and Stability Control. You also get a Rear Back Up Camera.
The revamped version of Uconnect infotainment setup is there but the version and features will depend on which specific trim you buy. Compared to Ford’s Sync 3, Uconnect setup does not fare badly. From touch response to sleekness of UI, everything is satisfactory.
2018 RAM HD Night Package – Price and Availability
While FCA has not declared stand-alone cost for 2018 Night Package for each model, The 2018 RAM HD Night Package costs close to $47000 approx. The trucks will soon be made available for sale. The 2018 Ram HD package, on 2500 and 3500 lineup is an effort by FCA to woo the niche pickup buyers who want a stylish pickup that offers great performance. The exterior styling is indeed enticing and the powertrain choices all are powerful. The HD Night edition models also get enhanced safety features and a lot of amenities- making them great choice for target buyers.