Chrysler Group says the 2015 Ram 1500 truck with the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine has grown to represent 20% of the truck platform's overall production, having notched more than 8,000 order requests within three days of its launch earlier this year.
‘Being first to market with a diesel engine for the half-ton segment has shown to be a great decision for the Ram brand,’ says Bob Hegbloom, president and CEO of the Ram truck brand for Chrysler Group.
Fiat's VM Motori manufactures the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel for Ram in Italy. The company worked with VM Motori to increase production to meet North American demand, with the total increase in EcoDiesel trucks scheduled to be completed by the end of November. The engine is rated at 240 hp, 420 lb.-ft. of torque and 28 mpg.