Chrysler had announced that it will launch a diesel version of Grand Cherokee nexy year. Chrysler also announed an addition of 1,100 employees to boost production at Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit.
Already a European diesel version of Grand Cherokee is being produced in this plant.There are two diesel in production currently.
The 3.0 litre turbocharged diesel V6 developed and built by Fiat Powertrain and VM Motori (with Multijet II injection) rated at 177 kW (241 BHP) and 550 Nm (410 lb ft) of torque.The new 3.0 L CRD turbodiesel engine offered in European markets is a low power version developing 140 kW (190 BHP).Both versions will be equipped with 5-speed automatic transmission.
The 241 Bhp vesion does 0-100km/h(0-62 mph) in 8.2 seconds with a top speed of 201 km/h(126 mph). The less powerful vesion accelerates from 0-100km/h(0-62 mph) in 10.3 seconds and maximum speed upto 190 km/h(119 mph).
Porsche also announced that it will launch Diesel Cayenne. Other manufactures like Audi,BMW,Mercedes-benz and Volkswagen are already producing diesel version in United States.