Chrysler/Fiat: Expect fewer V8s and more 4-cylinder and diesels by 2014

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We’ve been providing you live updates on Chrysler’s 5-year business plan press conference all day. However, some of the things being discussed this morning are more significant and deserve their own post.

Chrysler and Fiat said today that V8 engines will account for only 11 percent of the mix by 2014 – down from 18 percent in 2010.

The Auburn Hills automaker said that it anticipates 4-cylinder engines to make up 38 percent of its vehicle mix in 2014, up from 19 percent in 2010. Diesels will also join the mix and will make up 14 percent of the vehicle lineup by 2014, up from 9 percent today.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Straightline