Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Production Getting a Boost

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Chrysler is trying to keep up with demand for its Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup.

The American automaker has announced that it will be boosting production on the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel from 10 percent of the Ram 1500 pickup’s annual production volume to 20 percent, essentially doubling the amount being produced. Though the company didn’t elaborate on actual production figures, it did reveal that nearly 60 percent of all Ram 1500 EcoDiesel deliveries have been conquest sales from other pickup brands such as Ford and General Motors.

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Launched earlier this year in February, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has become one of Chrysler’s fastest-selling vehicles and its annual output could reach around 70,000 units with this production boost. The increase in EcoDiesel production will be completed by the end of November at both its Mexico and Michigan plants.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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