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Bragging rights and one-upmanship have long been a part of pickup truck marketing: who has the most horsepower, the most stump-pulling torque, the biggest payload capacity and the most towing grunt. But a new pickup bragging rights category has emerged – fuel economy. It began in 2009 with General Motors’ two-mode hybrid system for the […]

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Chrysler, through its Ram truck division, is bringing back to the market the possibility of having a diesel-powered light duty truck. Ram will offer in its 2014 1500 a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, combined with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers, according to the company, an outstanding combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency, unsurpassed torque […]

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Ram’s 1500 light duty pickup truck will be available with a VM Motori diesel engine in North America. To begin sales in the third-quarter of 2013, this vehicle will become the only half-ton pickup truck to offer a small-displacement diesel engine. The 2014 Ram 1500 will offer a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, mated with a eight-speed […]

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