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Ram adds highly efficient half-ton diesel pickup to line

White 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel
The 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel offers increased fuel efficiency while maintaining performance.

A new, more fuel efficient Ram 1500 has been released, taking advantage of the EcoDiesel engine to add another option to the company's lineup of high-performing and efficient pickup trucks.

The 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE (for High Fuel Efficiency) EcoDiesel offers a highway rating of 7.1 litres/100 km - which Ram states is a best-in-class rating - as well as a city rating of 10.4 l/100 km, and a combined rating of 8.9 l/100 km.

"Ram is committed to innovation and powertrain leadership, and as the no-compromise benchmark for efficiency and performance, we continue to listen to customer input by offering unsurpassed fuel economy," said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer - Stellantis. "The Ram 1500 is North America's most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque and the most capable light-duty diesel with towing capability up to 12,560 pounds, and delivers over 1,600 kilometres of range on a single tank of fuel."

The new Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel will be available on Ram crew cab four-door models with the five-foot, seven-inch bed and 20-inch aluminum wheels. Features also include a black bumper and grille, tonneau cover, wheel-to-wheel side steps and cloth bucket seats.

Ram's 2021 truck lineup also includes a broad range of other fuel efficient options, including the eTorque mild hybrid system available on both standard V6 and V8 configurations.

The Ram 1500 features up to 5,783 kilograms (12,750 pounds) of towing capability and 1,043 kilograms (2,300 pounds) of payload. The 1500 is, according to Ram, North America's most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, featuring 480 lb.-ft. of torque and a towing capacity of up to 5,697 kg (12,560 pounds).

Ram 1500 also features technology including the Uconnect 4C with a 12-inch touchscreen, split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and more. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and ready alert braking. The truck also features a link-coil rear suspension system with optional active-level four-corner air suspension.