Diesel Trucks To Watch Out For In 2017


The popularity of trucks has never been growing so rapidly has in the current day. With the advent of the advanced high-flow compressor turbos, diesel engines are starting to lower their displacement level while increasing the low-rev torque output. The market has learned a harsh lesson from the debacle of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, but the diesel engine still remains a strong choice for truck buyers. The abilities of gasoline engines are great for sports cars as petrol engines produce high-revving engines and more horsepower for prolonged acceleration. However when it comes to raw power diesel trucks are unsurpassed for high torque measures, great for heavy load moving.

Chevrolet Colorado

Perhaps one of the most anticipated choices for truck buyers this year is the chevy Colorado. Known for making one of the most compact, strong-bloc engines for the fuel efficiency conscious customer, it comes with an inline 4-cylinder 2.8-liter engine. The turbo diesel Duramax power unit delivers 369 pound-feet of torque, capable of towing an exact figure of an astonishing 7,700lbs. The engine is designed and manufactured by the Fiat-owned Italian company called VM Motori S.p.A so that you can expect high-quality and endurance from this European design. The overall size of the Colorado is relatively compact compared with its gasoline counterparts, which makes it all the more appealing to the average truck buyer.


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Ford Super Duty

The new Super Duty come with strengthened aluminum cabs and beds. The weight saves gained by using a lighter but stronger material means the truck is more balanced than previous incarnations; as well as freeing up the customer to invest in other areas which focus on utility. The engine is the real party piece of this truck, boasting a colossal 6.7-liter Power Stroke direct injected turbo diesel V8, belching out almost a thousand pounds of torque. With the precise figure being 925 pound-feet of torque, incredibly, just at 1800 rpm. This truck is going to be for the professional who will use this for their occupation as the towing conventional towing capability sits at 21,000lbs. Such is its nature, no doubt this monster will be used for hazardous jobs so should you run into mechanical difficulties there are companies that repair modern trucks in round-about time and can issue you with a roadworthy certificate to get you on your way in efficient time. Harboring the tried and tested 6R410 TorqueShift six-speed automatic gearbox, the Super Duty can handle any peculiar change in terrain.


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Ram 3500

The Ram has been the favorite of families and professionals alike for many years. Known for durability and bang-for-buck performance, the Ram 3500 is no different. It comes with a Cummins 6.7-liter straight-six turbodiesel, exerting a substantial low-rev torque figure of 900 pound-feet at just 1700 rpm. Showcasing a towing figure of just under 18000lbs the Ram sits perfectly for those wanting a mid-range truck with ample performance. For those wanting to modify their purchase of a Ram for a more comfortable drive, an air suspension leaf-spring system made by Hotchkis can be installed to 3500 models upon request.

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