A New Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is Expected To Roll Out This Year

Ram chief Jim Morrison has outlined some of the company's plans.

The Ram 1500 will come in an EcoDiesel model later this year. As much could be expected following Ram Trucks head Jim Morrison's conversation with Autoblog.

The publication caught up with the Ram boss at the New York Autoshow and he had some interesting revelations to make regarding what's in store for the brand (and what's not).

According to Morrison, a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel engine is going to be strapped on the all-new Ram 1500 later in the year. To this point, this engine was only available in the previous-generation Ram 1500 and the more recent Ram 1500 Classic.

This new EcoDiesel, though, won't have the same engine as it will be a redesigned 3.0-liter turbodiesel which will also be inside the Jeep Gladiator 2020. This should mean that the engine will be able to produce up to 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque if the Ram isn't tuned uniquely and the output is altered.

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via autoblog.com

Morrison also spoke to the possibility of a midsize pickup from Ram, revealing that there are no plans for one to be manufactured at the moment although the company is always considering options. For the time being, the plan is to offer the Ram 1500 Classic as an option to persons looking for a midsized truck due to it being cheaper than the redesigned Ram 1500 albeit being a bigger truck than midsizers.

The Ram head did not say anything regarding a regular cab offering for the redesigned Ram 1500. The Classic model is the only one offering a regular cab; the four-door option will remain with the plain 1500.

This is understandable as regular cabs do not do as well in sales but there could be one on offer when the Classic ends its run.

Autoblog reckons a future regular cab will look like the Ram 2500 and 3500 regular cab models but with a grille that isn't as prominent.

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