03/05/2014 (press release: CambridgePRGroup) // Natick, Mass. // Brigham-Gill Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Diesel engines may have fallen off in popularity in the United States in the past two decades, but the tide may be turning if the responses to Ram’s latest effort are any indication. The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is just now heading to dealerships, but the pickup truck has already sold nearly twice the Chrysler Group’s corporate average for special orders from buyers. Meanwhile, more than 8,000 units have been requested by Ram dealerships overall, fulfilling the initial production allotment for the new diesel-powered Ram 1500.
The 2014 Ram 1500 is the first half-ton pickup truck since the mid-1990s to offer a diesel engine in the United States, and a little more than half of the recent orders for the vehicle have specified the oil-burning powerplant. Housing a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, the new diesel-powered Ram 1500 is far more advanced than the diesel trucks of the past, returning the best fuel economy of any full-size pickup with its 28-mpg highway rating. Despite those fuel savings, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque while towing up to 9,200 pounds.
“The early demand for the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is resounding proof that America is ready for the return of the diesel engine to the half-ton pickup segment,” said Richard Gill, owner of Brigham-Gill Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, a Natick, Massachusetts Ram dealership. “It also doesn’t hurt that the recently redesigned Ram 1500 is the first in its class to reintroduce diesel technology, because the entire truck was developed to create an unmatched balance of fuel efficiency and performance.”
Contributing to the impressive fuel economy of the 2014 Ram 1500 are its TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, its stop-start and thermal-management systems, the use of pulse-width modulation, and aerodynamic features like active grille shutters. Buyers can also opt for a segment-first air suspension that boosts both capability and gas mileage by not only featuring two selectable off-road positions that increase ground clearance, but also automatically lowering the truck at highway speeds to reduce drag.
About Brigham-Gill Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram:
Family-owned Brigham-Gill Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram has been helping Metro West drivers find new and used Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram vehicles for the past 45 years. They also provide expert auto service and OEM Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep parts, all backed up by their friendly, professional staff. Check out their wide selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs at www.brighamgillmotorcars.com, or stop by their dealership, located at 817 Worcester Road (Route 9) in Natick, Massachusetts. You can reach them by phone at 877-881-6196 or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brighamgill to get the latest Jeep, Chrysler, Ram and Dodge news.
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