Chrysler Group LLC mashes the throttle on engine, transmission and driveline debuts for model-year 2014 and spanning multiple model lines.
Get the details on a powerful new lineup coming for Chrysler vehicles.
Chrysler Group LLC mashes the throttle on engine, transmission and driveline debuts for model-year 2014.
The introductions, which span multiple model lines, send a clear message to the world.
“We are steadfast in our commitment to innovate for the benefit of our customers,” said Mircea Gradu, Vice President — Powertrain Transmission and Driveline Engineering and Head of Virtual Analysis. “Nowhere is this more evident than on the all-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee.”
The all-new Cherokee’s stylish appearance belies the rugged capability delivered by its unique 4x4 system.
It is the first mid-size sport-utility (SUV) to feature a front-wheel-drive-based rear-axle disconnect system. It delivers four-wheel traction whenever it’s needed, without driver intervention.
A fully variable wet clutch housed in the rear drive module supplies the proper amount of torque for any traction condition. This capability also is a boon to aggressive starts.
Sophisticated algorithms enable the system to benefit driving dynamics by interacting with electronic stability control (ESC). When conditions are more favorable, it seamlessly switches to two-wheel-drive for optimum efficiency.
World-First Driveline, Breakthrough Transmission, Four New Engines Mark Milestone Model-Year for Chrysler Group
· World’s first front-wheel-drive-based 4x4 system with rear-axle disconnect
· World’s first nine-speed automatic transmission – one of three new gearboxes
· New 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8, mightiest gasoline engine in heavy-duty pickup segment
· New 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 – lone diesel engine in light-duty pickup segment
· New 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6, derived from award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar
· New 3.0-liter EcoDiesel I-4 commercial truck engine
Model-year 2014 also marks the world debut of Chrysler Group’s nine-speed automatic transmission.
Chrysler Group’s expanding product lineup demands new engines. So powertrain engineers delivered four new ones – or is it five?