Chrysler to start building 1st batch of 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel this month

Article by Anita Panait, on January 15, 2014

Chrysler Group will commence building its first 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks this January, months later than initially expected. Chrysler is planning to start production on January 21 of around 1,000 pre-spec versions -- units not based on dealer orders -- powered by the 3.0-liter diesels from Fiat-owned VM Motori on Jan. 21, a person privy with the matter told Automotive News.

The first batch of 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will be distributed to dealers in February, when they are expected to start taking customer orders.  According to Chrysler, EcoDiesel-powered Ram 1500 would enter full production in the first quarter. In 2013, Ram officials had said that the diesel-powered light-duty pickup would be available for sale in the third quarter of the year.

Likewise, Ram brand head Reid Bigland said in 2013 that the EcoDiesel trucks would account for up to one-third of the brand's annual light-duty pickup sales when they go on sale.

The pickup’s diesel engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, provides up to 240 hp of output and 420 pounds-feet of torque.

The engine is also expected to achieve a highway fuel economy rating of around 28 mpg. The EcoDiesel is expected to be priced at around $2,850 more than a comparably equipped Ram pickup with a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8.

By having exceptional design aesthetics on the exterior, the 2014 Ram 1500 is able to continue having that tough and attractive look. In addition, it has been fitted with technology that is clearly one of the best in the segment.

Further, the interior is truly the best and has even been awarded as one of the 10 Best Interiors by Ward. Each Ram 1500 truck comes with content that has been designed specifically to complement the unique style of each model. A total of 12 colors will be offered for the 2014 Ram 1500 with two of them new choices which are Granite Crystal and Blue Streak.

Depending on the model, a two-tone version, or even a monotone one, is offered. A feature that customers are sure to love with the 2014 Ram 1500 is that it comes with the five-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. Covered under this warranty are the cost of all parts and even the labor required in order to repair a powertrain part that is covered.

This can include the engine, the transmission paired to it, and even the drive system. When necessary, towing to the nearest Ram dealer is included and free of charge. Further, this same warranty is transferable.

Thus, customers who decide to sell their trucks while the warranty is still in effect can hand over this same coverage to the buyer and ultimately new owner. There is also the three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty. This warranty ensures coverage for the entire vehicle, from its body and all the way to the electrical system.

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