2017 FCA EcoDiesels Get Regulatory Green Light

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Like an ever-evolving soap opera, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles diesel-emissions saga continues, but at least there seems to be some good news on the horizon.

According to Reuters, both California (California Air Resources Board) and federal (EPA) regulators have given FCA the go-ahead to start selling their 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel and Ram 1500 EcoDiesel models after halting all sales of 2017 models due in large part to an ongoing emissions-cheating investigation. FCA hoped to allay those regulatory fears with a new software program to address the alleged excess emissions issues. The 104,000 vehicles accused of the original violations are the 2014-16 Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 models.

As reported earlier, FCA had started production of the vehicle and engine combinations in anticipation of the announcement.

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The diesel is now in Europe a dead horse :-(

Still sucks

So all 27 sold are in the clear!

Many people get over 30 mpg in this truck and 420 lb feet of torque with a ZF transmission that you can find in $650,000 vehicles. Heck of a truck! And rides better than any other pickup. And has a best interior too.

EPA should love this truck, since it gets way better fuel mileage, and gas direct injection engines are far more poisonous than diesel engines.

IF you don't know this, you have to go look it up. You are ignorant.

Still sucks


Posted by: Ford #1, Second to None | Jul 31, 2017 2:20:01 PM

Better than anything from Ford. I am sure Ford will follow the innovative leader.

Why would #1 Ford follow #3 FCA?

Should be some smokin deals on these trucks...

It's actually number #2 idiot. It beat Chevy

@Robert 31
A Dead Horse??? Over 40% of all vehicles sold in Europe are diesels
Bit like saying American Football in the US is dead.

Diesel is dead.

In a year from now we will also find this multiawarded engine in Jeep Wrangler. Good .

Finally some good news. I have a 2015 Ram Ecodiesel, 26 MPG average, 28-30 MPG highway. 420 ft lbs of torque at around 2000 RPM. While driving the engine is typically right around 2000 RPM due to the 8-speed transmission. The Hemi has to rev to 4000 RPM to get peak torque which is slightly less than the Ecodiesel. Assume truck.

Glad it worked out for Fiat. I do think they should be compensated for the halt in sales for the investigation that was proven to be unnecessary. Glad they met standard and followed the rules. Looking forward to more small displacement diesels in more makes, and models.

Many people get over 30 mpg in this truck and 420 lb feet of torque with a ZF transmission that you can find in $650,000 vehicles. Heck of a truck! And rides better than any other pickup. And has a best interior too.

EPA should love this truck, since it gets way better fuel mileage, and gas direct injection engines are far more poisonous than diesel engines.

IF you don't know this, you have to go look it up. You are ignorant.


Posted by: John | Jul 31, 2017 5:49:15 PM

If its such an amazing power plant, why is the payload capacity so downgraded?

1290 lbs. with the ecodiesel 4x4. You put 4 guys and a 4-wheeler in the back and your overcapacity!!!

Chevy is 1740 lbs to start and Ford is 1650.

Actually,

The Colorado starts at 1250 lbs. LOL

Ram 1500, my friend, is the definiition of a grocery-getter. But apparently Fiat got something right when they softened up a full size truck for the masses.....

It rides nice though...

How come no one has mentioned the new mpg's for it? I'll be willing to bet it's worse than before. That's why they cheated. To get better mpg's.

I am a proud owner of a 2012 f150

An you sir you make us ford guys look bad.

If its such an amazing power plant, why is the payload capacity so downgraded?

1290 lbs. with the ecodiesel 4x4. You put 4 guys and a 4-wheeler in the back and your overcapacity!!!

Chevy is 1740 lbs to start and Ford is 1650.

Actually,

The Colorado starts at 1250 lbs. LOL

Posted by: andrwken | Aug 1, 2017 10:00:15 AM

Funny Ford and Chevy got caught lying about their trucks payload. Ram out handles all others with a 1,000 lbs payload. No body comes close to the capability and mpg from this award winning Ram. Ever heard of a trailer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtj6T-WI3Dw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaeGiQRyzWA


Considering how few of the Ram 1500 diesels are sold, it's hard to imagine why this is even a concern. The Hemi is the way to go with these trucks.



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