Its almost time for the Frankfurt Auto Show, and Jeep is there! The star of this year’s motor show is the high-performance SRT8 model of the brand’s flagship Grand Cherokee. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 displayed for its European premiere on the Jeep stand in Frankfurt features a Deep Cherry Red exterior color and Black leather interior.
Together with the introduction of the all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 284 horsepower DIN that will join the 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited lineup – now also enhanced by improved on-road driving comfort – the American brand showcases in Frankfurt the all-new Jeep Wrangler Arctic special-edition model, adding a new factory-customized model for Wrangler.
Posted by Dodgehq on Sep 2 2011 in Automotive Industry News
Chrysler has announced that it is planning for some of its cars and trucks to run on a different kind of gas by 2017.
The automaker says it will introduce compressed-natural-gas powered vehicles by 2017. The first vehicle is expected to be a Dodge Ram pickup.
Italian automaker Fiat, which owns 30 percent of Chrysler and plans to increase the holding to 51 percent, has engines using compressed natural gas in Europe. Chrysler executives have explored bringing that Fiat technology to the U.S. since the Fiat alliance was formed in 2009.
Honda Motor Co. is the only automaker currently selling cars with compressed natural gas engines to retail customers in the U.S. GM and Ford sell CNG vehicles into corporate and government fleets. Buses in many cities and municipalities, as well as around airports and national parks, also run on CNG.
There are some estimates that if the commercial truck fleet could be largely converted to natural gas over ten years, the decline in demand for gasoline would be enough to get the U.S. off Middle East oil entirely.
Posted by Dodgehq on Apr 16 2011 in Automotive Industry News