By Patrick Rall
If you were hoping to buy a new 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel before the end of winter – you might be out of luck. The new super efficient and super powerful V6 diesel powered Ram 1500 went officially went on sale on Friday, February 7th and by the early afternoon on Monday February 10th, the company had received 8,000 orders for the EcoDiesel engine option. That is the entire first planned production run so the company has stopped taking orders for the time being.
When it was first announced that the 2014 Ram 1500 would come with the EcoDiesel V6 that will afford you 9,200 pounds of towing capacity and 28 miles per gallon on the highway – making it the most fuel friendly half ton truck sold in America – many long time Ram buyers were elated. However, a great many critics of a half ton diesel pickup stated that the added cost of the diesel engine would outweigh the savings at the pump and because of that, people wouldn’t buy it. They couldn’t have been any more wrong.
Not only is there demand for the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, there is incredible demand. EcoDiesel orders accounted for more than half of the new Ram pickups ordered during the short window of available that covered less than three full sales days. It only took part of a Friday, a short Saturday and part of a Monday for the company to receive reservations on all of the first 8,000 trucks slated for production later this month.
Once the first batch of EcoDiesel Ram 1500s have been built and deliveries have begun, the company will reopen the ordering process so if you want one – you had better be in close touch with your local dealership as to not miss out on the next limited offering of the most efficient full size truck ever.