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 |  Feb 18 2014, 8:02 PM

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Chrysler dealerships have ordered over 8,000 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickups in the first weekend that they were able to do so.

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 |  Jan 07 2014, 7:02 PM

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Production on the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will finally begin this month with deliveries expected to start in February.

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 |  Dec 30 2013, 9:02 AM

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As it tends to do around this time, the year is steadily drawing to a close; 2013 is dwindling like a tiki torch running out of citronella-scented oil. The last flickers are smoldering, but she burned brightly for 12 months so the end is not in vain.

Lots of important car news broke through the year as the industry continues to evolve and stabilize coming out of the devastating Great Recession. Capping the year, here are the Top 10 Automotive Stories from 2013.

 |  Dec 12 2013, 2:01 PM

Turbos, Diesels, Electrics, Oh My!



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With an increased focus on efficiency, engines are constantly being updated. New technology is being added, such as direct injection, while older techniques are being refined, including turbocharging.

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 |  Nov 14 2013, 10:01 AM

What is the best pickup of 2014?


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The half-ton truck industry is booming, reporting sales numbers akin to those seen before the gloom of the 2008 recession set in. That also means that many businesses and handy men who purchased a new truck pre-2008 are about ready to trade in for a new workhorse, and automakers are happy to oblige.

In partnership with the Canadian Truck King Challenge, AutoGuide.com put everyone’s new metal to the test. And this was no beauty contest. We had time to experience how every truck handled a 6,000 lb. trailer, hauled 1,000 lbs. worth of payload and dealt with a fairly mud-laden off-road course.

It wasn’t just about driving either. Using one of these tools every day can bring some small annoyances to the surface that a simple test drive may not address, so the hitching process, tie-down points and even the backseat’s ease of use were taken into account.

Fuel economy was also an important part of the challenge and every truck was fitted with a data logger to capture the real-world fuel economy numbers. The information presented here is not from the manufacturers computer read outs; this is info collected straight from the truck.

 |  Sep 27 2013, 9:32 AM

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Reaction to the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been so positive that the American automaker is unsure if it will be able to keep up with demand.

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 |  Sep 26 2013, 10:40 AM

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When the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel hits dealerships next year it will dominate the segment when it comes to fuel economy, with the brand estimating an incredible 27 MPG combined.

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 |  Jul 26 2013, 3:16 PM

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RAM has announced that its 2014 1500 EcoDiesel will be able to tow up to 9,200 lbs, as much as most HEMI-powered RAM models.

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 |  Jun 28 2013, 11:10 AM

2014 Ram 1500

Ram is aiming straight for the heart of pickup truck buyers everywhere by bringing a new diesel engine to the 1500, which is officially rated at 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.

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