Summer is the time when truck manufacturers woo writers and photographers with sneak peeks — or actual drives — in the latest trucks that will be in dealerships for the new model year. Then they put a lid on it and embargoed the information for weeks or months. The lid is now off the 2017 Ram Night Edition, and I can share with you what makes this pickup unique.
Also echoed are the Sport high-back heated cloth bucket seats with 10-way power adjustment, power adjustable pedals and dual zone automatic temperature control.
Added are a black grille surround with a hexagonal pattern insert, the same blacked-out stamped RAM lettering on the tailgate as the Ram 1500 Rebel, additional black badging on the grille, door 4×4 tailgate, 5.7 HEMI door badges . Wheels and tires are 20×9-inch gloss black aluminum with P275/60R20 black sidewall all-season tires. If you were really savvy, you might be able to order all of these from Ram’s accessory line, but why do it yourself when the designers have made it super easy and taken out the guesswork.
While the Night Edition accents are black, you can still choose from five colors to further reflect your personalization.
You can place and order or wait to see it in dealer showrooms sometime in the fourth quarter when production begins. The Night Edition is being built at the company’s Warren, MI Truck Assembly Plant. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
I drove the 2017 Ram Night Edition earlier this summer and can attest that — if you love the Ram Sport. I loved it in white. If poring over options and accessories is not your cup of tea, this could be your dream pickup.