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    Default Small diesel in 1500

    Is there somme news about the possibility of a small Duramax in silverado and siera 1500 and Suburban and Tahoe?
    Cummins announced that they made small V8 and V6 diesel motors for ram 1500 and possibly Durango and they are supposed to come as soon then December.
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    Glad to hear more diesels are possibly coming to light duty trucks. Do you have a link to the article where cummins announced this?

    Back in 08 dodge said they were releasing a 5.0L cummins for light duty trucks, but canceled it in 09.

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    Chevy has no plans and Ford doesnt either... Ford was supposed to be coming out with a 4.6L Powerstroke but scrapped it and went with the eco boost motors. and i know GM had plans before they went into bankruptcy.. Heck right now GM isnt even looking to update the NNBS till 2014.... GM needs to get with the program and do updates more than every 10 years.
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    GM had prototypes in testing of a smaller, GM designed Duramax, but when the economy went south, so did that program. It's a shame, it looked very promising too. I'd have certainly considered that a popular option that people would have likely coughed up the cash for too.

    Who knows, maybe someday they'll surprise us and bring it to market..... hint, hint, hint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by murdog94 View Post
    .. GM needs to get with the program and do updates more than every 10 years.
    Disagree. 73-87 was a decent run, as well as GMT400 88-98/00
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2COR517 View Post
    Disagree. 73-87 was a decent run, as well as GMT400 88-98/00
    I was more refering to powertrains.. The motors they have are good and very reliable. i was talking they need to add more fuel efficent powertrains with the same power if not more, to keep up. the main reason i dont want a new one (other than the payment) is i want a small diesel that gets the milage and can pull.. I do not disagree that they have made good trucks that have lasted or that they can leave the styling alone..

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