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Diesel power is on the table for other Jeep vehicles

Back in February of 2013, Chrysler announced that it would be putting a V-6 turbodiesel under the hood of its Ram 1500 pickup truck this year. Diesel engines have been part of the heavy-duty line of Ram pickup trucks for many years, but light-duty line is finally getting some love.

Chrysler is now spreading the V6 diesel to some of its other brands, including Jeep. Word has surfaced that a diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee will land in showrooms next month. Chrysler is forecasting that anywhere from 10 to 15% of Grand Cherokee SUVs sold will be diesel-powered.

"We may well have under called it," said Jeep brand Chief Mike Manley. "We know that some of the German import brands have done a good job in terms of making diesel mainstream again."

Manley also admitted that Jeep is considering adding diesel-power to some of its other vehicles, including the incredibly popular Wrangler.

"In Wrangler, the question (of diesel) is more compelling because it helps with some of the capability attributes of that vehicle. Probably not in this generation Wrangler, probably next generation Wrangler," he said. "In the other vehicles, I think it's going to be a matter of just seeing how much demand is there. I think it will be there but there's nothing like the market to confirm that."

However, Manley did say that before any decisions are made on other diesel-powered Jeep vehicles, the company wants to see how well the Grand Cherokee diesel is received by the public.

Source: Detroit News

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RE: Another peice of trash...
By mrwassman on 3/28/2013 10:04:20 AM , Rating: 2
Chrysler products are generally this way although the inline-6 jeeps seem to hold their own. Maybe this diesel V6 won't suck. (maybe)

RE: Another peice of trash...
By KingofL337 on 3/28/2013 10:11:54 AM , Rating: 4
The 4.0HO/4.2 drive line was from AMC that's why they were awesome.

RE: Another peice of trash...
By Joz on 3/28/2013 1:15:50 PM , Rating: 1
The 93' Grand Cherokee with the i6 still had shit Chrysler transmission....

But damn, that AMS inline-6 lasted forever, and ever. Still going strong; even with sand, concrete, dirt, twigs and all sorts of funk randomly getting into the oil, belts, bearings and other strange places.

Also, the cloth bucket seats were just amazing, compared to most other cars I've ever been in - including bmws, jags, vettes (awful), buicks, hondas, nissans, etc...

I miss my Jeep...had to finally get rid of it due to just plain ol' rust.

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