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, a 14-per-cent increase from the previous engine. Horsepower increases eight per cent to 260 hp.
The June 24 moves show the continuing evolution of FCA CEO Mike Manley's management team, which has included returning some executives to brands and roles where they have prior experience. Canadian Jim Morrison said that as head of Jeep in North America he'll have to reconnect with the passionate Jeep community.
Tim Kuniskis, who shepherded Dodge amid the rollout of the high-powered Hellcat Chargers and Challengers, is again leading passenger car brands in North America for FCA US. Canadian Jim Morrison, who led the Ram brand in North America, slides over to head Jeep, where he'll be responsible for sales, marketing and strategic operations.
Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales for Fiat Chrysler and the Ram brand and FCA Canada CEO, claims the company has retaliated against him for cooperating with a federal investigation into the company's sales reporting practices, and slashed his pay by approximately 90 per cent.