The third-generation EcoDiesel engine, available for the first time across all Ram trims for 2020, including the off-road Rebel, produces 480 pound-feet of torque, 14 percent more than the previous engine, and enough to tow 12,560 pounds.
With its Ram trucks flourishing and its Jeep brand continuing to excite enthusiasts with offerings such as the new Gladiator pickup, FCA turned in record North American profit in the second-quarter that shows it has plenty to bring to a potential merger.
Fiat Chrysler painted a robust picture for its truck and SUV business in North America, powered by the Ram brand, with second-quarter margins rising by nearly a full percentage point to 8.9 percent. FCA CEO Mike Manley also left the door open for renewed merger talks with Renault.
UAW President Gary Jones warned Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that the company's increasing use of temporary workers would be a major issue in contract negotiations.