The automobile industry never ceases to amaze me. While some buyers are looking for the most exclusive hyper cars, others opt to pay top dollar to get customized models all in a bid to look unique and different from the crowd. Well, you will be surprised to learn that the huge urge for customization is also creeping to the truck segment and it is not about getting different cabin sizes or cargo beds as you might think; but rather it is all about getting exclusive packages, “Black themed Packages” to be specific.
Not to be left out, Ram has also joined the bandwagon and has released a Night Package for its Ram 1500 truck available on the Sport trim only. As the name suggests, the 2017 Ram 1500 Night Package features a range of dark trim pieces and accenting which make the model look as if it has gone through an aftermarket design house. Read along to find out what sets Ram 1500 models with the Night package apart from regular ones:
Why the package
As mentioned above, many buyers are currently looking for factory-custom vehicles. Many are looking to set themselves apart in a bid to define their personality and tastes. The package sets the model apart from regular ones.
What the 2017 Ram 1500 Night Package offers
The package is based on the Sport trim which is powered by a 3.6 L, Pentastar V-6 mill or the 5.7 L, Hemi V-8 which are offered in either 2WD or 4WD. The truck is also offered in all cab and bed options. In addition, the trim features a monochromatic paint theme which augurs well with the black features and accenting of the package.
The black theme begins at the front where the grille and its halo surround feature a flat black color. The grille inserts dubbed “Hex Perf” by the automaker also feature a black color. The flat black theme continues on the gigantic RAM logo on the model’s tailgate at the rear.
On the sides, the badges on the doors continue the black theme while the package brings on board 20-inch aluminum wheels which feature a glossy black color. The wheels are wrapped in 5-spoke 275/60R-series all-season tires. If a buyer opts for the Hemi engine and 4WD, the badges are also colored in black. The models with the Package are offered in five color choices, they are Bright White, Bright Silver Metallic, Flame Red, Brilliant Black and Granite Crystal Metallic.
Much about the exterior, on the inside the Package offers high-back bucket front seats. There is also a full center console. The front seats and the steering wheel are heated. Other features and options of the Ram 1500 remain. In addition, if you want to further set you Ram 1500 apart, you can opt for dealer-supplied add-ons such as a sport performance hood, a dual-purpose bed divider and extender as well as black running boards. Further, you can get a cold-air intake and cat-black exhaust system from Mopar.
Price and release date
The 2017 Ram 1500 Night Package enters production in the coming fourth quarter of this year (2016) with sales commencing in early 2017. Ram has not disclosed official prices of the Package. However, a price of around $2,995 is likely (similar to the one Ram charged for the Yellow Sport Package on the 2016 Ram 1500 Stinger).