May 24, 2024

Jeep interested in bringing diesels to the U.S.

Mopar Jeep Cherokee Overland

It seems like the Fiat connection at Chrysler is starting to show more and more, especially in what Jeep has just announced.

Mopar Jeep Cherokee Overland
Mopar Jeep Cherokee Overland

The iconic American off-road company just let us know that within the company there’s a genuine interest in offering diesel engines in the U.S.

Just a couple of days ago Mopar unveiled a modified Cherokee Overland, one that was powered by a 2.8 liter turbo diesel four-cylinder engine.

Mopar Jeep Cherokee Overland
Mopar Jeep Cherokee Overland

In true fact, Mopar haven’t really killed themselves over coming up with a new engine as what we have here is actually a European market Jeep Liberty, that’s been adapted to fit U.S. legislation.

Jeep President and CEO Michael Manley is on Mopar’s side all the way as he reckons there’s quite the business case for the fuel economy oriented oil burners.

Mopar Jeep Cherokee Overland
Mopar Jeep Cherokee Overland

Since around 80 percent of all Jeeps sold in Europe are powered by diesel, it’s probably just a matter of time until the Americans realize the good partnership between diesel and off road cars.

While Jeep is barely testing the water with diesels in the U.S. they are promising that an improvement of up to 25% on fuel economy can be achieved on bigger cars like the Grand Cherokee.

1 Comment

  • Lance October 19, 2011

    We have been craving for diesels in our cars for years! We have realized long ago the advantages of diesel. It is the car companies that are blind to that fact and are missing out on great market potential. And even if car companies want to bring diesel suvs and other amazing overseas export models to the United states, Politics and legislation neuter them or prevent these cars from sold which would of provide these car companies the sales that they need while providing the consumer the power, MPG and reliability that the consumer is looking for

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