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?