Chrysler Goes All-Out With its 2014 Product Lineup

Chrysler Press Release

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.

There’s More:

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?

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