We have just received word from the Ram Truck guys in frigid Warren, Michigan, that the first batches of 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesels have rolled out of the Warren Truck Assembly Plant and have been loaded onto carriers to be delivered to dealerships. The proof is in the pictures and the video.
We can be certain that Ram is punchin’ out these 420 lb-ft of torque 3.0L V-6 VM Motori-powered trucks as fast as they can, as the initial demand has been staggering. What’s the big deal? Well, it’d be like carrying your family of four who don’t know the concept of travelling lightly and a bed full of stuff - with the fuel economy of your mid-90s compact mini truck (which you regrettably sold when the kids came along). Hitch up your toy hauler, and the EcoDiesel probably still gets better mileage than your current truck does unloaded and on its best day.
If you placed one of the 8,000 EcoDiesel orders that poured in over a three day period – hang tight, your truck could arrive in showrooms across the United States within eight days. It won’t be long before we’ll start seeing this subtle-looking but first-of-its-kind ½-ton fullsize diesel truck “in the wild,” so be on the lookout for the EcoDiesel badge on the front fender.
If you happen to see a carrier loaded with EcoDiesels on the road, be sure to snap a picture and send it our way!