This year, there are two automakers which want to show off its creations. The German automaker, Porsche which on Wednesday confirmed that it will bring the Cayenne Diesel to the States in 2013. However, there is another automaker which is planning to take a diesel- powered SUV in the US.
A diesel version is expected to be fixed on the Chrysler Group’s Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup in the States and Canada. The diesel for the North American model is said to be built in Detroit at the firm’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant of JNAP.
In the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, the Chrysler Group will add a third crew and 1,100 new jobs next year. Now, there are nearly 2,890 workers at the plant.
Sergio Marchionne who is the Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO said that the company is convinced that it will be an excellent thing to invest in Detroit.
The company still seals its lips and did not say any thing about the further details on the diesel model. However here is a report that says the North American market Grand Cherokee Diesel will be available with the same engine as its European sister.
There are two versions offered by the V6 engine. well, a 3.0 liter V6 CRD common rail turbo diesel delivers output of 190 ponies at 4,000 rpm and 440 Nm or equal to 324.5 lb- ft of torque at 1,600- 2,800 rpm and 214 hp at 4,000 rpm and 550 Nm or equal to 405.7 lb- ft at 1,800- 2,800 rpm. Those V6 versions are coupled to a five- speed automatic transmission.
The first version is able to sprint from standstill to 100 km/h or 62 mph in just 10.2 seconds sprint time while delivering a top speed of 191 km/h or equal to 119 mph. the fuel consumption in European cycle is figured at 8.3 lt/100 km or 28.4 mpg.
The second version can accelerate from zero to 100 km per hour or 62 mph in 8.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 202 km/h. the fuel economy is returned in the same rate as returned by the 190 hp at 8.3 lt/100 km or 28.4 mph.