2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesels Finally Arriving at Dealers


Wondering when you might finally be able to get your hands on a new 2017 Ram 1500 with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine? Well, according to a report in Automotive News, those trucks are finally starting to trickle in to dealerships across the country right now.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles put a hold on production in late 2016, when the EPA  of including emissions-cheating software in the turbo-diesel V-6 engines. Thus began a long chain of investigations and civil lawsuits against FCA regarding the software, during which time FCA did not sell either the Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee models equipped with the fuel-efficient engine.

FCA received an OK  to begin selling the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel models, but it hadn't been shipping vehicles to dealers until late September; those vehicles are now starting to arrive at some dealers. According to sister site, there are just about 2,000 2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel models on dealer lots or soon to arrive at them (see the nationally listed inventory here) out of more than 53,000 Ram 1500s in stock.

If you want one, however, you'd better hurry — the EPA has not yet certified the 2018 model of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, so there's no telling when those are going to get here. photo by Angela Conners

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