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Christopher Bruce2012-12-06 17:21:35

Diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee Will Get NAIAS Reveal

Sales will begin in first quarter of 2012

 
 
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The US Cherokee Diesel will use the same engine as in Europe

For a brand so identified with off-roading, it is surprising that JeepJeepJeepUnited States of America, 1941 > present33 models
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4 videos
has never really used many diesels at least in the US. That will change in a big way at the North American International Auto Show when the brand will unveil a diesel version of its top of the line Grand CherokeeGrand Cherokee 3.0 CRD LimitedJeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 C...United States of America, 2011 > present5 photos
. After the NAIAS reveal, the truck will go on sale in the first quarter of 2013. 

The engine will be the 3.0-liter diesel V6 already available in Europe with 237hp and 406lb-ft of torque. 

“If the emails and the letters I’ve gotten from Jeep customers are anything to go by, it will be very, very good,” said Jeep President Mike Manley.

Jeep is also planning refreshes to the PatriotPatriotJeep PatriotUnited States of America, 2007 > present25 versions
47 photos
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and CompassMaybachMaybachGermany, 1909 > present15 models
51 photos
2 videos
in the US, but those cars will probably not be shown at NAIAS. Jeep will also show a FiatFiatFiatItaly, 1899 > present159 models
4916 photos
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-based LibertyLiberty Gen.2Jeep Liberty Gen.2United States of America, 2008 > 20135 versions
6 photos
successor sometime in 2013. It is also planning a seven-passenger Grand Wagoneer that will debut in 2014. 

Source: Wards Auto

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JeepJeep
Grand CherokeeGrand Cherokee
Grand Cherokee Gen.4Grand Cherokee Gen.4
Grand Cherokee 4x4 3.0 V6 CRDGrand Cherokee 4x4 3.0 V6 CRD
Engine
V 6
Displacement
183 cu in
Top Speed
125 mph
Transmission
--
Maximum power
215 hp @ 4000 rpm
Type
Off-road vehicle
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel consumption (combined)
--
price
--
annual ownership cost
$ 868

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