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    Official: Chrysler says its 8-speed transmissions will save 700 million gallons

    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'

    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

    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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    Official: Amp opens first dealership in Cincinnati

    Amp, the Ohio-based maker of battery-electric SUVs, has opened its first dealership in Cincinnati and said first deliveries would start by year end. Amp of Cincinnati opened last week and showed off both its Jeep Grand Cherokee- and Mercedes-Benz ML350-based battery-electric vehicles. The ...

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    Los Angeles: KBB's 2012 Best Resale Value awards go to Chevy Volt, Honda Civic Hybrid

    Which electric car will have the best resale value? According to Kelley Blue Book, that'd be the Chevy Volt. During an event in Los Angeles last night, KBB announced its best level guesses as to which 2012 models will be most appealing to used car buyers on some dusty lot in the future. Aside ...

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    Diesel-powered Jeep Wrangler with start/stop unveiled for Europe. Where's the love?

    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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    Will the Jeep Grand Cherokee ever get another diesel? Not anytime soon

    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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    California leaves "cool cars" regulation out in the, ahem, cold

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that the "cool cars" regulation has been canceled. "Cool cars" tried to reduce the need for air conditioning in new vehicles by mandating that their windows reflect or absorb a portion of the heat-producing rays from the sun. The decision to ...

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    Gilles: Fiat 500 on sale in U.S. by the end of 2010

    Fiat 500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ralph Gilles, Dodge CEO and Chrysler Group design head, has just wrapped up an address to the Chicago Economic Club that was peppered with several choice quotes and quips. You can read the Chrysler's PR-filtered version on its Twitter feed, ...

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    Report: No diesel Jeep Wranger for North America

    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

    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 to cut weight of next-gen Jeep Liberty by 600 pounds!

    The Jeep Liberty is not a particularly large vehicle, but Chrysler engineers managed to pack a lot of mass into it nonetheless. The current Liberty weighs in at nearly 4,300 pounds! At the Chrysler business plan meeting today, product development SVP Scott Kunselman revealed that aerodynamics and ...

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    Chrysler owners' manuals go digital for 2010, saves 20,000 trees

    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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    Could Jeep introduce new model based on Fiat Panda Cross?

    When Chrysler and Fiat announced that they were planning to join forces to better attack the worldwide auto market, the first question on all of our minds was which vehicles from Fiat the American side would import to the States? Much of the attention was focused on the little Fiat 500, and ...

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    Chrysler's Jim Press making big claims for upcoming EVs

    Click the Dodge Zeo for a high-res gallery
    Chrysler's co-president continued to talk up his employer's plans for electrically-driven vehicles this week at a media luncheon in California. Press told the gathering that he had driven three different producible prototypes of plug-in hybrid vehicles ...

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    Toledo Jeep liquidating 158 2.8L diesel engines, bid now!

    Owners of Jeep Libertys equipped with the late 2.8L four cylinder turbo diesel engine may now have the chance to pick up a spare engine at what will likely be a rock bottom price. In fact, why stop at just one when there are 158 engines available at auction? That's right, the Jeep factory in ...

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    35 mpg Jeep Patriot now comes with more shiny features

    click to enlargeA diesel-engined Jeep Patriot can go through six countries under the right circumstances. Jeep would like to remind you that even if you're not going on a lengthy journey, you can still enjoy the 35mpg (U.S.) vehicle. Why? Well, it's apparently "a bling thing" (as you can see in the ...

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    Tender Scarlette gets her sales groove on

    There aren't too many 4WD electric jeep look-a-likes on the market and so when we first told you about the Scarlette there were some obvious questions that would eventually need to be addressed. Would they be on the receiving end of a lawsuit from Jeep? Would anyone even buy it? Why would someone ...

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    Chrysler's diesel vehicles - why can't we get them here?

    Click the Jeep for a high-res gallery of the Jeep Grand Cherokee CRDCurrently, every Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep vehicle, with the exception of the Dodge Viper, is being sold in Europe with a diesel engine option. What's more, half of them are able to hit the 35 mile per gallon mark in combined ...

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    It's Friday: Is Jeep's "Rock Me Gently" ad greenwashing? o|||||||o

    I am not sure I can accuse the Jeep "Rock Me Gently" TV commercial in the video above of greenwashing because it's just so strange. The ad and website implies animals really like Jeep which, you could argue, implies Jeeps are good for the environment. It's also possible Jeep is saying, "we destroy ...


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