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William Maley

Jeep News: Jeep Grand Cherokee To Have A Short 2013 Model Year

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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

June 25, 2012

Back in January, Chrysler made the announcement that the Jeep Grand Cherokee would be getting a diesel engine in 2013. We thought that would be for the 2013 model year, but it appears that it will be for 2014 Model Year.

Now that seems like some bad news, but don't fret. According to Automotive News, Jeep will shorten the 2013 Model Year Grand Cherokee to make way for the 2014 Model Year to come out as soon as January.

A source says the diesel engine that will be used in the Grand Cherokee is the same one used in Europe; a 3.0L diesel V6 from VM Motori delivering 241 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.

Also coming in the 2014 Grand Cherokee will be a ZF eight-speed automatic.

Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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This thing's gonna be a hoss. :)

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Gives you a goal to shoot for. ;)

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Awesome, this is going to KICK ASSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

GM are you Listening???????

Diesel in SUV NOW!!!

Baby Duramax Please. :D

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Technically, GM could use the same engine the Jeep is getting. They own 50% of the company that built it.

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Jeep has really done a nice job on the Grand Cherokee. Diesel and 8 speed sweetens the pot.

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Technically, GM could use the same engine the Jeep is getting. They own 50% of the company that built it.

That would be kick ass if the Terrain could have the engine with an 8sp tranny. Talk about AWD Rocking Power with Mileage! :D

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