Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 26 percent in February, its 46th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and its best February sales since 2006.
Ram Light Duty sales increased 30 percent in February, while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 19 percent. Shipments of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel began in February.
The EcoDiesel-powered Ram 1500 earned a 28-mpg rating in February from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup.
The Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500 were named “Most Loved Vehicles in America” by Strategic Vision in February. The Ram 1500 also earned Best Pickup Truck for the second year in a row in MotorWeek’s annual list of Drivers’ Choice Awards.
With its 8 percent increase, the Ram Cargo Van recorded its best February sales ever.
Ram said last week the company began shipping Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks from Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan to its U.S. dealers.