At the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mike Manley, Jeep Brand CEO, confirms Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee before the end of 2017. The ultra high performance Jeep is rumoured to be called “Trackhawk” as the name has already been trademarked by the company.
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Chrysler Group LLC and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have resolved their differences with respect to NHTSA’s request to recall 1993-2004 Jeep® Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty vehicles.
As a result of the agreement, Chrysler Group will conduct a voluntary campaign with respect to the vehicles in question that, in addition to a visual inspection of the vehicle will, if necessary, provide an upgrade to the rear structure of the vehicle to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.
Chrysler Group’s analysis of the data confirms that these vehicles are not defective and are among the safest in the peer group. Nonetheless, Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles.
Chrysler Group regards safety as a paramount concern and does not compromise on the safety of our customers and their families.
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According to an article on AOL Autos, Chrysler is having trouble keeping up with the demand of Jeep Grand Cherokees and Wranglers.
The story says the demand for Wrangler comes from a few things: More people shopping for cars, easier credit terms and design upgrades. Because of their popularity, finding a good deal on a Wrangler is currently next to impossible.
And with tax season here, dealers know people are wanting to shop for vehicles.
As for the Grand Cherokee, Chrysler officials said in the story that 25-30 percent are selling for more than $40,000, with some selling for more than the MSRP.
Jeep has announced that is will reveal a diesel version of the Grand Cherokee at the 2013 North American international Auto Show next month in Detroit.
The vehicle is already offered in Europe, but the U.S.-version will have a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel that produces 190 HP at 4,000 rpm and 324.5 lb.ft. of torque at 1,600-2,800 rpm and 241HP at 4,000rpm and 405.7 lb.ft. at 1,800-2,800 rpm.
Fuel economy specs haven’t been announced for the U.S. model.
Last week, GM threw out the idea that it may produce a diesel version of one of its compact pickup trucks. With automakers pushing to meet fuel efficiency standards of the government, do you think it’s possible we’ll see more diesel-powered vehicles?