Chrysler ‘EcoDiesel’ Engines Set to Debut in US

by Huw Evans
Hybrid Cars
July 14, 2012

While Ford has already adopted EcoBoost, cross-town rival Chrysler now has EcoDiesel. The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based automaker announced that it is bring oil-burning engines to the U.S. (again), this time under the EcoDiesel banner.

The motor in question is a 3.0-liter V6, developed in conjunction with Italian company VM Motori and will arrive for the 2014 model year as an option in the revamped Jeep Grand Cherokee, along with the Chrysler 300 full-size sedan.

The introduction of EcoDiesel is part of Chrysler’s strategy to meet upcoming Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations, which mandate a fleet average 34.4 miles per gallon by 2016, rising to 56.5-mpg target by 2025 (even though the latter still hasn’t been officially signed into law).



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