Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel to be unveiled in Detroit next year image

The North American based automaker Jeep has recently announced its plans to introduce the Grand Cherokee Diesel to the 2013 Detroit Motor Show in January.

The announcement of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel making its way to the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit next year isn’t official and it was made by the company’s president and CEO, Mike Manley, who has recently spoken to Wards Auto.

“If the emails and the letters I’ve gotten from Jeep customers are anything to go by, it will be very, very good. Jeep had a diesel in the Liberty, and even though the volumes were relatively small, that was a very much-loved vehicle. People bought it and loved the diesel”, said Mike Manley to the source mentioned above.

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel will get a 3.0 liter diesel engine under its hood, the same one which is currently sold on the Old Continent. The unit is producing a total output of 241 HP and 406 lb-ft of torque and the fuel economy is estimated at 23/33 mpg in city/highway. The unit will get the new ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, which will replace the five-speed gearbox. Additional details on the model will be announced in Detroit next year, where the Grand Cherokee Diesel will make its world debut.

Source: Wards Auto