I emailed Dodge to see if they were planning on offering a diesel 1/2 ton 1500 or Dakota next year or in the near future. Their response was negative whichwas the same response I received after also emailing GM and Ford. Toyota states on their web page that they have no plans to introduce diesel engines in the U.S. any time soon. Nissan didn't respond but I wouldn't buy one of their butt ugly trucks anyway. With the advent of low sulfur diesel this fall in the U.S., along with the ever rising price of gas, it would seem now would be the perfect time for the introduction of a 1/2 ton diesel. Dodge did say the Dakota will be offered with a flex-fuel engine option for 2007. If it's a V8 I guess that'll be my next truck.