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Old 07-06-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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New Chevrolet 1/2T diesels on the way

This link has details: New Chevrolet Diesel Pickup Truck Confirmed | AutoGuide.com News
I think it is a great move by GM.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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I think it is a great move by GM.

the trucks in the pics look like they fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch going down

I don't think they are going to be much of a power house like the duramax since they are going to be small diesels, Dodge it doing it to, looks like Ford needs to step up now
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I'm not sure I would want a diesel in a 1/2 ton pickup. They don't have the weight ratings to pull a heavy trailer, and diesel is way more expensive than gas for normal homeowner running around. Seems like they are looking to inject some unnecessary testosterone into 1/2 ton product line.
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This is not really big news. The RAM will start selling diesel 1500's before the end of this year. It's a 3.0 liter diesel with 240HP and 420ft/lbs of torque. While the ecoboost F150 offers more power, the diesel ram will get much better fuel economy while still offering that super low end torque and high altitude performance a turbo engine provides. The tow ratings should still be the same, for occasional long distance campers a 1/2 ton diesel is a no brainer, it'll be much better in the mountains going up long grades and at altitude. Yet when unhitched it gets exceptional fuel economy(expect high 20's). Essentially a truck you can live with everyday and tow on the weekends.

I'm sure the GM engine will be the exact same engine in the ram 1500. Since the engine is sourced from VM motorri which is 50% owned by Fiat(owns chrysler) and 50% owned by GM.
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It's a no brainer for the guy towing a 5-6000lb TT. Better mpg empty and towing. Will it payoff?, probably not but neither does Leather seats, Nav, and all that other stuff people get on their trucks. Unless you get a base reg cab V6 then none of it pays off.

On the topic of the article, I didn't read anything that tells me they are actually starting production like Ram is. Just more hearsay.
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So what is the benefit? You still have a 1/2 ton PU.
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If they put this in the 1500 Suburban, I'd buy one tomorrow. I love my Suburban, but not enough power for trailering and hills. The 6 liter you have to move up to 2500 and with all that extra weight, it's very thirsty. A diesel in a light truck is a wonderful alternative for people not needing a 3/4 or 1 ton truck.
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So what is the benefit? You still have a 1/2 ton PU.
True but better mpgs
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So what is the benefit? You still have a 1/2 ton PU.
You can't compare it to other classes of pickups. You need to compare it to other pickups within it's class. This truck, vs Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota etc..... The only other truck with low end torque like this is the Ford ECOboost which only costs slightly less. But the Ram makes up for it with much better fuel economy, and i'm sure better towing fuel economy as well. The ford ecoboost gets crappy towing mileage.

Towing characteristics should be much better than gasoline higher revving counterparts.

The ratings shouldn't change because of the engine in this case, it has no more torque than the competitors, and far less horsepower. So the chassis, suspension, and brakes are your towing limiting factors.
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the trucks in the pics look like they fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch going down
I was like ok.... clicked on the link after reading the the thread and said... the ugly tree fell on it. I bought GMC/Chevy for years. Looks like they took a Equinox and put a bed out back.
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whoopie, now we will have people with 1/2 ton trucks putting on air bags and hooking up to their new 40' toy hauler 5er.

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whoopie, now we will have people with 1/2 ton trucks putting on air bags and hooking up to their new 40' toy hauler 5er.

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LOL, heck I thought they did that now.
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whoopie, now we will have people with 1/2 ton trucks putting on air bags and hooking up to their new 40' toy hauler 5er.

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Wait a minute....you can't do that? LOL
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LOL, heck I thought they did that now.
Nope that is the 3/4 ton crowd for now.

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