Chrysler kills Cummins diesel for Dodge Ram 1500

According to court documents, Chrysler has canceled the upcoming light-duty Cummins diesel engine for the Dodge Ram 1500.

A Cummins spokesman told that they were expecting the cut, and that they are fine with the decision. Apparently Cummins had been trying to “rework” development of the light-duty diesel engine over the last several months, given the current economic climate.

Similar to all other contracts involving Chrysler and its suppliers, the agreement between Dodge and Cummins to build the diesel engine was voided when the automaker filed for bankruptcy and the deal was not transferred to the “new” Chrysler.

Even without Chrysler, Cummins plans to eventually put the light-duty diesel engine into production, and they are hinting that there may be a new deal with the Fiat-owned company to provide the engines for the currently-still-alive Ram.

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