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Grand Cherokee predictions vs reality

Based on tips from oh2o and other sources, Allpar made some predictions for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which has now been officially unveiled.

What we got right:

  • New front fascia and tailgate, mildly modified interior
  • The same engines with the new eight-speed automatic
  • Better gas mileage and better acceleration on both V6 and Hemi
  • “E-shifter” rather than Ram-like shift knob
  • All models get LED daytime running lights and tail lamps.
  • One VM Motori diesel, named EcoDiesel (240 hp, 30 mpg)
  • Similar towing (it went up just 200 lb, with the diesel)
  • New grille
  • UConnect Access (second generation) with both five and 8.4 inch touch screens

What we got wrong was fairly mild:

  • Slight power boosts (4 hp for V6 and 5 hp for V8)
  • “Possibly a stop-start system” — this did not happen

Overall, thanks to oh2o and other sources, this was a fine set of predictions.

Down day for Dodge at zMax Dragway

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Dodge drivers were under a cloud Sunday: no driver advanced past the semifinals in the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in…

SRT: Disappointment in Long Beach

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It was a tough day for SRT on the Long Beach street circuit: the No. 91 Viper GTS-R ran as high as…

Capps keeps top spot; Coughlin qualifies fifth

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Saturday’s qualifying rounds produced few changes for Dodge drivers competing at the fifth annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Charlotte,…

Jeep, Fiat lead growth in Australia

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Whichever way one cuts it, Chrysler Group or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, they outperformed the Australian light vehicle market in the first quarter…

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