Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel going to the US in 2013 image

The North American based automaker Chrysler and its Jeep sub-brand have officially announced that a diesel version of the Grand Cherokee will be made at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.

According to the car manufacturer, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel will be hitting the local auto market in the United States sometimes next year, and the model will be manufactured at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, and the technical specs are expected to be similar to the European version of the model. The Detroit Jefferson North Assembly Plant will offer 1.100 new jobs and a third shift, in order for the diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee to be manufactured there, which will come in pretty handy to the current workforce of 2.890.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel is expected to be powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine, which will most likely develop a total output of 190 horsepower and have a peak torque of 324.5 lb-ft (440 Nm), or even 241 HP and 405.7 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque, which will bring it closer to its European brother. The engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission which is helping the model to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in either 10.2 seconds, in the first configuration, or 8.2 seconds, in the second one. The returning fuel efficiency will be 28.4 (8.3 l/100km).