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Chrysler to Offer Diesel in 2014 Ram 1500 Pickup

April 8, 2013
2013 Ram 1500. The 2014 version will be offered with a diesel engine.
Chrysler Group 2013 Ram 1500. The 2014 version will be offered with a diesel engine.

Starting in the third quarter Chrysler will offer a small diesel engine in its 2014 Ram 1500 pickup, the automaker has said.

That makes Chrysler the first automaker to offer a diesel in a light-duty pickup.

The 3-liter turbocharged V-6 will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is being produced by VM Motori.

Later this year that EcoDiesel engine will be available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is rated at 240 horsepower at 3,600 revolutions per minute and 420 foot pounds of torque at 2,000 r.p.m. Chrysler made the announcement Friday.

Chrysler did not provide details including an estimate of fuel economy, the cost of the diesel and the trim levels to be available.

The news was first reported by USA Today.

A review of the 2013 Ram 1500 can be read here.

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