Demand for 2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel Engine is Through the Roof!

2013 Ram 2500

When launching a new type of engine, there’s bound to be a lot of concerns. There is all kinds of issues that could pop up. But if the major concern is meeting with the demand, that’s a pretty positive one to have.

That is just what Ram is worried about with the upcoming release of the Eco Diesel engine for the 2014 Ram 1500. Ever since the truck company announced the engine back in June, they’ve been getting swamped with people wanting it.

Dave Sowers, Ram’s Marketing President, explained to Edmunds that they believed there would be a small portion of people interested, not the mass that came out following the announcement. That is making the truck company worry that they won’t be able to have the supply of the Eco Diesel engine keep up with the demand.

The Eco Diesel engine for the 2014 Ram 1500 is the first time a diesel engine has been placed in a light duty pickup. It’s something that fans have been clamoring for, hence the reason why there was so much excitement when Ram finally answered that call. Now they just to be able to find the capability to keep up with what the public wants.

If you’re interested in the 2014 Ram 1500 with the Eco Diesel, contact a sales rep at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge by calling 718-229-8700. You also view our new and used inventory online as well. Like the dealership on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more news and monthly specials.

Source: The Herald Online

Ram Truck Sales May Lead to New Third Shift

Ram sales have been seeing a good increase as the rebounding auto industry rolls on. To deal with this current state of demand, Chrysler is looking to increase production by adding a third shift at another plant.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the decision hasn’t been finalized yet, Chrysler is still actively monitoring their truck sales to figure out if the additional shift is worth it. They want to ensure that the demand is going to stay around to justify the increase. As of yet, no official announcement has been made on a deadline for the decision. If the additional shift happens, the plant that will be getting the boost in production will be the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan. The shift would be adding 1,000 workers to the already 2,500 staff.

Ram sales have been enjoying a new and steady growth of sales as the industry as a whole is clawing its way back from bankruptcy. Just this year, the truck maker sold 117,373 year to date, a 20% increase from last year. The strong sales are expected to continue into the second half of this year with 14.2 million vehicles expected to be sold this year.

The reason why Ram’s sales have been coming back are seemingly due to many factors. First, the economy is finally seeing a steady recovery and people are wanting to go out and get themselves a new vehicle. Another reason is that gas prices, just months ago being alarmingly high, have been falling gradually and often. When gas prices are up, people tend to flock to the more fuel efficient models, which explains why many hybrid sales have increased.

Whatever the reason, it’s clear that Rams are a go-to product for people looking for the best quality trucks on the road. Visit us online at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge and take some time to browse the Ram showroom. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on all the Ram Truck news.