The Ecodiesel is coming to the gladiator. What are your predictions for the MPG?
The Ram Ecodiesel is coming out again for the 2020 model year. So ecodiesel is coming back in like a year and a half (because model years start in the fall the year before for some reason). Why it is gonna take them longer to put in the Gladiator is an answer by don't have.One of the FCA execs at the recent 2018 LA Auto Show said the Gladiator diesel will not be available until CY2021. When a big wig says "available by CY2021," you can bet your bottom dollar he means not one millisecond before the last second of the last minute of the last day of 2021, which is Dec 31, 2021, or in other words, 1Q2022, best case scenario. I mean, when you give your deliverables to your boss, and you state you will accomplish Goal #X by 2Q2019, what you really mean (but are too afraid to get trapped into an earlier and more precise committal date), is not one day prior to June 30, 2019, right? So, the Gladiator diesel is a good 3+ years out, assuming the diesel is not canceled in the interim, and that everything goes 100% perfectly excellent, including the huge mess and uncertainties with the pollution stuff, etc. The upside is I would hope the Jeep engineers can make some tweaks that will provide at least a tiny bit of MPG improvement over the diesel RAM, or the Grand Cherokee oil burner, given that FCA engineers have the next 3+ years to accomplish this. My guess is we will be lucky if we see a diesel Gladiator on a Jeep showroom floor by even 1Q2022, but (hopefully) I could be wrong. Sigh...
Mike Manley said the diesel will be available in the year 2020 so you have at least a year but my guess is b/t March-June 2020.The Ram Ecodiesel is coming out again for the 2020 model year. So ecodiesel is coming back in like a year and a half (because model years start in the fall the year before for some reason). Why it is gonna take them longer to put in the Gladiator is an answer by don't have.