Jeep Grand Cherokee to get diesel in 2013

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD euro spec 30.04.2011
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD euro spec 30.04.2011

Chrysler has announced the Jeep Grand Cherokee for North America will receive a diesel engine in 2013. In effect, 1100 jobs will be added to the Jefferson North assembly plant where the Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango are assembled.

Already offered in international markets since mid-2011, the 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine is expected to be built by Fiat owned subsidiary VM Motori. In Europe the CRD engine produces 237 hp (241 PS / 177 kW) and 410 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. City and highway fuel consumption is 10.3 l/100 km (22.8 mpg) and 7.2 l/100 km (32.7 mpg), respectively, for a combined fuel consumption average of 8.3 l/100 km (28.3 mpg). The new 3.0L CRD engine is also offered in Europe as a low power version with 187 hp (190 PS /140 kW).

The last time the Grand Cherokee was equipped with a diesel engine in North America was between 2007 and 2008 for the previous WK generation. The 3.0-liter CRD engine, built by Mercedes-Benz, produced 215 hp (160 kW / 218 PS) and 376 lb.-ft (510 Nm) torque.

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ricer8 ricer8
I am waiting for this as my tow vehicle. Any info on US pricing?
May 24th, 2012 5:29pm
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Please give it an 8-speed gearbox
Jan 8th, 2012 1:42pm
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finaly the best GC with the best engine option
Jan 6th, 2012 10:53pm
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MartinTodorov MartinTodorov
The 3.0L V6 isn't built by Fiat. This is an engine built by another italian company named VM Motori. Fiat bought the VM Motori this year, but this doesn't mean that the engine is built by fiat. And it isn't the first diesel engine that they have developed to Chrysler/Jeep. It must be clear, because it looks like Fiat is giving new engine to Chrysler, which is not right. VM motori is giving engines from years no matter whether they are/aren't part of the Fiat alliance.
Jan 6th, 2012 5:08pm
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BrianWCF BrianWCF
Duly noted.
Jan 6th, 2012 11:51pm
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oziseb oziseb
VM Motori have been supplying Diesels for the export market (Europe, Australia etc) for years - see Cherokee(Liberty), Wrangler, Grand Voyager etc.
Jan 7th, 2012 2:36am
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