Earlier this month, Jeep CEO, Michael Manley said that diesel engines are in the works for the US market and that the diesels will mostly likely be offered in the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee in the U.S. and Canada within the next two to three years.
Recent reports suggest that Chrysler / Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed a diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee for the United States for 2013.
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While details are limited, the diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to be powered by a 3.0L V6 turbodiesel engine making 237-hp with a maximum torque of 406 lb-ft.
Refresher: The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is on sale now is available 3 models: Laredo, Limited and Overland. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 model starts at $30,995, while the 4×4 Grand Cherokee Laredo model starts at $32,995. Prices for the 2011 Grand Cherokee Limited 4×4 start at $39,995, while the Overland 4×4 model start sat $42,995. All models are powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V6 unit making 290-hp delivering up to 23 mpg and over 500 miles on one tank of gas. Optional features include a 360-hp 5.7L V8 and a Trailer Tow Group.
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– By: Omar Rana