Ram Truck is going into the second model year of the new Ram 1500 DT platform and after an incredibly successful first model year, they aren’t just resting on their laurels.
Of course, the biggest change will be the availability of the new third-generation EcoDiesel Powertrain. Remaining at 3-liters of displacement the V6 puts out an impressive 260 horsepower and half-ton diesel class-leading 480lb.-ft of torque and 12,560lbs of towing capability. Ram engineers say that 80% of this engine is all-new, and after driving the new EcoDiesel lineup a few weeks ago we came away very impressed. We also covered all the technical specifications on the new EcoDiesel here if you would like to learn more about the engine itself. For the first time, the EcoDiesel will be available on every trim level in the Ram 1500 lineup, including the Rebel.
Night Edition Packages
For 2020 the Night Edition returns on Big Horn and Laramie models, resurrecting a package that was popular on the older 4th Generation trucks. Opting for the Night Edition gets you a monochromatic look with black grilles, badging, wheels, black bezel headlights, and black trimmed taillights.
The interior of the Night Edition trucks follows that of the Sport packages with a blacked-out theme including pillar covers and headliner.
The Ram Rebel goes into the 2020 model year with quite a few new option packages that will make it more appealing to the tech-savvy consumer. While the Rebel sits in the mid-high tier in Ram’s lineup right beside the Laramie, there were some key options that some consumers felt were missing in the Rebel, but for 2020 that all changes. Visually the Rebel will have an optional Black Appearance group which comes with Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat paint, blacked-out wheels, skid plate, and badging. The Black Appearance Package also comes with an all-black interior, although you can still opt for the black ruby red interior. There are also some new exterior graphics options that will be available on the Rebel but we don’t have any details on those at the moment.
New for 2020 is an optional Rebel Safety Group, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning plus and automatic high beam headlights. Also new is a Comfort Package which is standard on the Rebel and includes a power tailgate release, wireless charging, rear heated seats and a 12-way power driver’s seat with memory.
Three new colors will debut for 2020 including Hydro-Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown and Olive Green which are currently listed as late availability. eTorque equipped models will now have an eTorque badge on the hood, Blind spot monitoring is an added option on Tradesman models and the 22-inch wheels on Longhorn models will also be available in a two-tone color combination.