April 24, 2007

Jeep unveils Grand Cherokee Diesel to the press

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel. Click image to enlarge

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Toronto, Ontario – DaimlerChrysler has shown its new 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel at a special event to the press; the latest version of the Grand Cherokee uses a Mercedes-Benz V6 diesel engine. The powertrain makes 215 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque, while returning 12.0/9.0 L/100 km in city and highway driving.

Designed to operate using the new low-sulphur diesel fuel, the Grand Cherokee Diesel meets emissions requirements in Canada and all U.S. states. It will tow up to 3,255 kg (7,200 lbs), the same as the 5.7-litre Hemi V8, and can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 9.0 seconds.

Standard equipment includes Quadra Drive II, a five-speed automatic transmission, electronic stability program, electronic roll mitigation, four-wheel disc brakes, side curtain airbags, power driver’s seat, sunroof, Sirius satellite radio and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Pricing ranges from $48,510 for the Laredo, a Canada-only model, to $55,805 for the Limited. While it is not eligible for government fuel efficiency rebates, DaimlerChrysler says that its fuel efficiency means it won’t be penalized for excessive fuel consumption. The Grand Cherokee Diesel is on sale now.

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