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Word from the General is that they're considering a diesel mill to shore up in the Fuel Economy war.

Steve Kiefer, GM's vice president of global powertrain said yesterday at NAIAS that they are actively considering a 4.5L Duramax 8 originally intended for production way back before they went broke. a 4.5 8 is not exactly a fel efficient diesel but considering the most fuel efficient Silvy will pull down 24 MPG they need SOMETHING.

As one comentor said that 4.5 Duramax will likely be a costly option, its had no lead time and is not offered anywhere else. It might be $4-5K option compared to the $2850 for the EcoDiesel...

http://www.autonews.com/article/20140113/OEM01/140119865/gm-mulls-small-diesel-for-pickups#
 

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From what i seen they have some interesting new trucls.
I don't know much about Chevy, only that I like Ram trucks more than Chevy's.
Going to wait for the comparisons before I get serious on buying
 

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With trucks being so popular in north America it makes sense that all the big American companies are investing so much in the sector.I have a feeling that Ram, Toyota, and Chevy will all be trailing the Ford's Ecoboost engine in terms of fuel economy.
 

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Do you think people will still be as excited about the EcoDeisel engine even though there is the EcoBoost engine by Ford that is even more fuel efficient. I don't think that people will buy diesel unless they feel like they are getting more fuel economy than a comparable petrol engine.
 

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With trucks being so popular in north America it makes sense that all the big American companies are investing so much in the sector.I have a feeling that Ram, Toyota, and Chevy will all be trailing the Ford's Ecoboost engine in terms of fuel economy.
Whats funny is that no matter what they all do, ford will still have sales that tops them all. The second best truck only amounts to half of F150 sales annually, crazy.
 

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I think everyone is going to eventually jump into the Diesel midsize game.

The interesting thing is where everyone will get their engines from.

The Ram chose Italy. Where will Chevy, Ford, Toyota get theirs from
 

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Signs of it were sort of out their from a while ago, but seeing it all happen is even better now.
I know toyota showed off a tundra diesel dually at SEMA which im sure will one day turn into something on a production level.
 
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