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    Official: Chrysler says its 8-speed transmissions will save 700 million gallons
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    Chrysler Group's TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission could be earning some serious green bragging rights if the company's projections are correct. The recently widely proliferated automatic gearbox, which is now in more than a million vehicles around the world, is poised to save drivers an ...

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    Report: Jeep hybrids are 'inevitable'
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    When it comes to the possibility of hybrid powertrains in a future Jeep, it's not a question of "if" but "when." That's what Chrysler Asia-Pacific product planning manager Steve Bartoli is saying, according to the Australia publication Drive. Bartoli was quick to add that Chrysler hasn't made ...

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    Official: Jeep unveils 9-speed transmission for Cherokee
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    More gears equals less fuel use in Chrysler's trademark Jeep Cherokee, as the US automaker will make a nine-speed automatic transmission standard on its 2014 Cherokee. The transmission, the world's first nine-speed automatic transmission for passenger vehicles with a front-wheel-drive layout, ...

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    Report: Chrysler going with EcoDiesel brand name?
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    Chrysler appears to have chosen "EcoDiesel" as its branded name for a new line of diesel models set to arrive in the States shortly. The artwork above was registered with the U.S. Patents and Trademark office just last month, with the "3.0L" nomenclature denoting the displacement of its first ...

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    Detroit: Amp annouces $57,400 price, first dealer for Jeep Grand Cherokee EV conversions
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    Ohio-based Amp Electric Vehicles may not have the newest concept vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but it did bring in a big politician: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH, pictured), who touted the work that Amp is doing by converting two SUV models – the ...

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    Official: It's official: Amp bringing all-electric Jeep Grand Cherokee to Detroit
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    Surprised at the headline? Neither are we. But still, here's the official word from Amp Electric Vehicles: all-electric conversions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are coming. Amp will start taking orders for both two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions of the battery-powered Grand Cherokee at the ...

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    Diesel-powered Jeep Wrangler with start/stop unveiled for Europe. Where's the love?
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    Euro-spec 2011 Jeep Wrangler – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here in the United States, we're constantly pining for the foreign versions of some of our favorite vehicles. Get ready to add another one to the never-ending list – the 2011 Jeep Wrangler. Jeep is set to unveil a ...

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    Report: Chrysler to introduce 9-speed automatic for FWD models
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    Chrysler has a whole cabinet full of pots on the fire, unleashing as it is a slew of heavily revised or completely new cars and trucks over the next couple of years. If you're thinking that this seems like a good time to leap-frog its way back to the head of the pack in terms of vehicle ...

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    Video: Chrysler adopts recycled foam for 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee seats
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    Making Chrysler's foam seats – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Every automaker is looking for ways to reduce petroleum-derived material use in its new vehicles. Ford has been one of the leaders in this area, using both recycled fabrics and soy-derived foam. For the new 2011 Jeep ...

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    WSJ: Chrysler to back away from Hemi in favor of more refined, green image
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    Chrysler has introduced musclebound V8 engines carrying the Hemi moniker twice over the last fifty years, and the company is reportedly preparing to once again back away from the Hemi. As we discovered during our First Drive of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the burly, modern engine with a ...

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    Will the Jeep Grand Cherokee ever get another diesel? Not anytime soon
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    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2007, Jeep began offering a diesel engine option for U.S.-bound Grand Cherokees. At it's peak, U.S. buyers only selected the diesel option eight percent of the time when purchasing a new Grand Cherokee. The 3.0-liter ...

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    Chrysler kicks off production of Pentastar V6 engine, touts fuel efficiency improvements
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    Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine begins production – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The artist engine formerly known as Prince Phoenix has officially hit the assembly lines at the Chrysler Group's plant in Trenton, MI. The first version of the mill, which now bears the Pentastar ...

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    Report: No diesel Jeep Wranger for North America
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    2010 Jeep Wrangler Mountain – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If there's one single item we think the Jeep Wrangler sorely needs, it's a new powertrain. The current 3.8-liter V6 engine and four-speed automatic transmission are extremely long in the tooth and feel downright anemic ...

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    Diesel back in the picture at Chrysler, start-stop in Q4 2010
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    Based on the presentation by Paolo Ferrero at the Chrysler business plan meeting in Auburn Hills today, it sure sounds like diesel is back in the picture at Chrysler. Prior to the Daimler-Chrysler divorce, there were lots of plans for diesel installations in U.S.-market Chryslers. That all fell ...

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    Chrysler owners' manuals go digital for 2010, saves 20,000 trees
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    2010 Jeep Liberty Owners' Manual - Click above to enlarge
    It was bound to happen sooner or later. For the 2010 model year, Chrysler will no longer be providing traditional owners' manuals on any of its vehicles. Instead, all Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep cars and trucks will come with "a consolidated, ...

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    Future Jeep? Fiat launches Panda 4X4 Adventure
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    Could this or something like it be the next Trail Rated Jeep here in the United States? Possibly, if current speculation that Fiat will bring its long-running Panda line to the U.S. in 2011 to fill the hole left by the expected cancellation of the mostly unloved Jeep Compass and Patriot ...

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    20 fuel sipping diesel SUV/CUV/crossovers available in Germany
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    Modern compact SUVs don't need to drink fuel at quite the rate of their larger, more easily spotted cousins (HUMMER, Range Rover, we're looking at you). Over in Europe, drivers have opened their arms to compact SUVs as an alternative to sedans and mini vans. Current offerings share car platforms ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 2007 Wrangler Unlimited CRD
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    click above for a high res gallery of this Jeep Wrangler Unlimited CRD
    To date, Jeep has offered two diesel-powered models to American consumers, a Liberty CRD that was discontinued when new emissions regulations took effect and the currently-available Grand Cherokee. Over in Europe, on the other ...

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    New York 2009: Chrysler's new flex-fuel V6 debuts in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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    When Chrysler revealed the new Jeep Grand Cherokee this week in New York, it marked the first public appearance of the company's new V6 engine family. What had previously been referred to as the Phoenix is now officially dubbed the Pentastar V6. Over the next couple of years, variants of this ...

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    ENVI boss Lou Rhodes talks about Chrysler's EV programs
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    Lou Rhodes and the Dodge Circuit prototype
    When Chrysler announced the creation of its ENVI division to spearhead the development of electric vehicles back in September 2007, it was seen by most as a knee-jerk response to the introduction of the Chevrolet Volt. When Chrysler debuted a trio of ...

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