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Ram Heavy Duty / Jeep Gladiator

Jeep and Ram brands both set full-year records in 2018 with sales up 17% and 7%, respectively. Both brands are poised to continue that momentum with the the return of a truck to Jeep’s lineup and the latest Ram HD that has once again set the benchmark for performance, capability, technology and luxury. 

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is the most powerful, most capable pickup in the segment with a towing capacity of 35,100 lbs. and a payload capacity of 7,680 lbs. Driving it all, a never-before-seen torque rating of 1000 lb.-ft. from the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel engine. The new Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in ride and handling, luxury, materials, innovation and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line of pickups steps forward with the full force of modern capability.

     The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator – the most capable midsize truck ever – builds on a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility, best-in-class towing and 4×4 payload, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, superior on- and off-road dynamics and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.

2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine

The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology is rated a best-in-class 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine’s torque output surpasses that of the V-6 engine offered in Wrangler. An all-new eTorque system improves fuel economy, launch performance and driver comfort during start/stop operations.

The eTorque system’s hybrid functions include auto stop/start, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging and regenerative braking. Both the engine and fuel flow may be turned off during stops, coasting or when the engine is decelerating.

The all-new 2.0-liter I-4 engine features a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger with an electronically actuated waste gate for exceptional responsiveness and performance, even while traversing over difficult terrain. The turbo is mounted directly to the cylinder head to improve durability. A dedicated cooling circuit lowers the temperature of the intake air, throttle body and turbocharger.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine is part of the Global Medium Engine architecture family and features Double Over Head Camshafts (DOHC), dual independent camshaft timing and a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (C-EGR) system. This is the first time that the combined use of a twin-scroll turbocharger, C-EGR system, Central Direct Injection and the independent liquid cooling intake of air, throttle body and turbo have been employed together. This combination of technologies enables the high levels of performance and reduces fuel consumption.  

Direct injection, coupled with turbocharging, enables more efficient combustion and increased performance. The 2.0-liter I-4 engine’s fuel pump supplies the engine’s 2,900-psi high-pressure common-rail injection system. These high pressures produce better fuel atomization and allow for more precise fuel delivery than port fuel-injected systems, which in turn improves both performance and efficiency.

A variable displacement two-stage oil pump provides high oil pressure under high speed and load, but switches to a low-pressure mode for improved fuel economy during typical driving conditions. The piston cooling jet operation is managed by the two-stage oil pump to enhance fuel economy under normal driving conditions while improving durability under demanding, high-load engine operation. A large capacity oil cooler extends the oil change interval and ensures engine durability.

The cast aluminum alloy cylinder head features a central injector and high tumble intake ports. This combination provides increased charge motion and balanced airflow for improved fuel efficiency and performance. Cast-aluminum pistons with a 10:1 compression ratio have four valve pockets to accommodate the dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system. Each cylinder bore is fitted with gallery-mounted piston oil squirters to limit piston temperatures, reduce spark knock and increase piston durability.  

The 2.0-liter I-4 engine features a low-pressure, sand cast-aluminum block with cast-in iron liners. The bore diameter is 84 mm and the stroke is 90 mm. Total displacement is 1,995 cc.

A water-cooled, integrated exhaust manifold helps reduce turbo inlet temperatures while providing increased engine reliability.

An inverted tooth primary chain drives both the intake and exhaust camshafts and minimizes noise. Camshafts are robotically assembled using hollow shafts and have polished cam journals to reduce weight and improve durability for start-stop engine operation. The use of hollow shafts provides a 3.5 lbs. weight reduction when compared to an equivalent solid shaft.  

Select-fit main and rod bearings enable reduced clearances to help lower system oil demand and oil pumping effort. In addition, floating piston pins utilize Diamond Like Coating (DLC) for reduced friction.

The ignition system includes a high-energy ignition coil for better fuel efficiency and precious-metal spark plugs with iridium and platinum provide lasting durability. Located in the center of the cam cover, the spark plugs are easily accessible when service is required. Sodium-filled exhaust valves and plasma-coated piston rings also help extend the engine’s life and bolster durability.

2019 ROUSH SUPER DUTY

ROUSH PERFORMANCE RELEASES 

THE 2019 ROUSH SUPER DUTY 

The 2019 ROUSH Super Duty brings ROUSH’s bold design and signature performance to the 2019 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty platforms.

ROUSH Performance has announced the release of its most capable heavy-duty truck ever, the 2019 ROUSH Super Duty. These vehicles offer incredible performance, whether towing heavy loads or exploring backcountry trails, with power and dependability backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty.

   

ROUSH offers the 2019 ROUSH Super Duty on 2019 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks equipped with either the 6.2 liter SOHC 2-Valve Flex Fuel V8 producing 385 horsepower and 430 foot-pounds of torque or the 6.7 liter PowerStroke® Turbo Diesel V8 producing 450 horsepower and 935 foot-pounds of torque. All diesel-equipped models include a high-performance ROUSH DPF-Back Exhaust System, which improves exhaust flow and features dual custom 5-inch exhaust tips for an aggressive look. 

The 2019 ROUSH Super Duty comes equipped with an advanced ROUSH/Fox 2.0 Performance Series Suspension System that features improved front and rear shocks designed for excellent handling dynamics on and off-road without sacrificing the Super Duty’s best-in-class towing and payload capacity. The included leveling kit adds a lifted look and off-road-inspired stance while further increasing suspension performance on uneven terrain. The vehicle features 20-inch ROUSH off-road wheels with two options of colored trim rings for bead protection. The wheels are wrapped in high performance BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires for maximal stability, grip and handling on rough terrain.

“The 2019 ROUSH Super Duty is our toughest, heaviest-duty truck,” said Jack Roush Jr. “We’ve designed this vehicle to work hard and play harder with unmatched ROUSH performance and style – whether you need to haul heavy loads of equipment, blaze a trail off-road, or tow your boat to the lake for the weekend.”

ROUSH includes a variety of aesthetic and utility improvements for the 2019 ROUSH Super Duty including a signature ROUSH Front Grille with accent lighting, body-color fender flares with accent lighting, a ROUSH square “R” hitch cover and a ROUSH Front Bumper Cover compatible with active cruise control. To complement Ford’s new Lariat Sport trim package, which features black fender badges, halogen headlights with blackout surrounds, and body-color bumpers, ROUSH offers multiple graphics packages to allow each driver to customize their truck. Interior modifications include custom ROUSH headrest embroidery, a unique serialized console badge, ROUSH Floor Liners by WeatherTech, and a custom gauge cluster on diesel models. 

Those looking for additional off-road utility can also add an optional off-road utility kit and, to keep valuables hidden, an optional Console Vault safe.

Pricing on the ROUSH Super Duty begins at $15,685 over factory MSRP. Visit www.ROUSHperformance.com to build your ROUSH Super Duty and find a ROUSH dealership near you.

EINRIDE × T-POD

SWEDEN’S EINRIDE TO EXHIBIT A NEW TYPE OF VEHICLE, THE T-POD, AT 2018 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT

Swedish technology company Einride will present a new type of vehicle, the T-pod, to the American market at the 2018 North American International Auto show in Detroit Jan 13-28, 2018. The T-Pod is an electric autonomous transport vehicle that is designed and developed to be competitive to heavy-duty trucks.

The Einride T-Pod is invented and designed from the ground up for battery, electric propulsion and self-driving technology. For example, the T-pod has no cab or driver’s seat. Einride’s T-pod is a part of a transport system that uses the benefits of self-driving and electric propulsion to create a cost-competitive and emission-free transport alternative.

“The T-pod is part of the Einride transport system that uses new technology to create a cost-competitive and sustainable alternative to today’s trucks. This invention makes today´s truck as outdated as horse and carriage and just as cost completive,” commented Robert Falck, CEO of Einride.

“We are excited to bring the T-Pod to Detroit, home of automotive” continued Falck.  “This auto show will be part of the launch of our T-Pod in the United States”.