Diesel Concepts, New Vehicles, & More
No more rumors, the 3.0L Power Stroke equipped Ford F-150 is confirmed and coming for the spring of 2018.
Ford offers the 3.2L Power Stroke, a variation of the company's Duratorq diesel platform, in the Transit van. The inline 5 cylinder engine is said to provide perfect balance between fuel economy and capability in such applications.
When Ford's midsize Ranger pickup was launched for the 1983 model year, it was offered with a small Perkins diesel engine. In fact, a diesel engine was optional through the 1986 model year until a lack of interest dissolved the concept.
Information on the 1991 to 2002 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra C3500HD. During this period, the 3500HD models were not your average pickup, but referred to GM's 15,000 lbs GVWR chassis cab. The truck featured a Dana 80 rear axle, I-beam steer axle, massive framerails, and was available with the 6.5L diesel in addition to several gas options over the years.
FCA claims the Jeep Gladiator, a pickup model based on the Wrangler platform, is coming to the U.S. market following the 2017 model year Wrangler redesign. Best of all, the truck will reportedly be powered by a 2.8L VM turbodiesel.
Ram's EcoDiesel sees improvements for the 2016 model year, boosting maximum fuel economy to 29 mpg on the highway while offering up to 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Ram continues to tease with the Ram Long Hauler concept truck, which has debuted at several auto shows over the course of several years. While unlikely to become a production based model, we like where Ram's head is at with this concept.
Prior to introducing the All Terrain trim package, General Motors tested the waters with the Sierra All Terrain HD concept, an offroad inspired 3/4 ton pickup powered by a 6.6L Duramax diesel, Allison transmission combination.
Following widespread praise for the brand's Cummins powered Titan powered pickup, Nissan unveiled the 'Diesel Runner' concept truck - a two wheel drive Nissan Frontier pickup powered by a 4 cylinder Cummins turbodiesel.
Toyota has made no promises as to a diesel powertrain option for the company's Tundra pickup, however they've tossed around several unique concepts.
Ford is rumored to have a diesel option for the popular 1/2 ton F-150 pickup in the works, but the company has been tight lipped about the details. Many speculate the engine of choice will be a Lions diesel from Ford's global portfolio.