I recently joined this site and am glad to see the truck wars continue here also...
Same old opinions flying with little or no actual experience with said product. Myself, I am a fan of cubic inches but I have to say the industry is tending to smaller boxes squeezed harder and we cant deny that its working. For years the auto industry has been using smaller gas 4 bangers and boosting them without real longevity issues. Even our precious diesels are getting smaller and putting out more power than ever, really 400 hp and 800 ft lbs from less than 7 liters from multiple manufactures. Time will tell how these motors will last, with the pressure from the epa and consumers the manufactures have to do something, plus technology is a wonderful thing.
As far as a v6 diesel being the answer to "ecoboost" thats apples and oranges.....and sure Izuzu makes a nice engine for GM and Navistar made some good ones for Ford and Cummins makes a great one for Dodge. They all have the ability to make anything but do ya think there is a reason ...possibly epa...or other gvt influence why we dont have more diesel here. In europe all the cars we have with gas engines have nice economical torquy diesels.
Ford has a 4.5 L v6 diesel in their LCF made by Navistar and both Ford and GM have many other diesels in operation worldwide...now if we could just get them in our vehicles
BTW ....I bleed blue but respect all