Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel confirmed for 2013 model year

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Out of a Detroit factory known for Chrysler products such as the Dodge Durango and more recently the Maserati Kubang (at least partially) comes a new Jeep Grand Cherokee, diesel.

There is no word yet on performance or economy, but if this is the diesel Grand Cherokee currently on sale in Europe (since 2011), look for a 3 liter V6 packing 237 bhp, 406 ft-lbs of torque and 34 miles to the gallon. In other words, making the gas V8 version a questionable choice.

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Purely musing, but it seems that the price would slot in somewhere close or below that of the V8 version; all of this makes it a potential rival theoretically for the diesel VW Toureag.

We expect the diesel Jeep to be strutting its stuff on the streets as a 2013 model.

– By: Sawyer Sutton

Source: AutoWeek