by Jennifer Harrington • Posted on January 28th, 2013
According to observations of its interior, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee (Jeep Liberty replacement) will have both a parking assistance system and a two-speed 4×4 system, put into low gear using a traditional lever.
This would be the first parking assistance system ever used in a Chrysler Group vehicle.
The 2014 Cherokee will be equipped with the new 3.2-liter V6, a high-efficiency version of the familiar Pentastar 3.6 engine, paired with a ZF nine-speed automatic transmission made either by ZF itself or by Chrysler. Export “Liberkees” will get a 2-liter, four-cylinder diesel shared with the Giulia (corrected from an earlier statement)
For more information, discussion of the four wheel drive system, and up to date renderings, see our 2014 Jeep Cherokee page or this forums discussion.
The Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholder’s Meeting of Fiat S.p.A. kicks off tomorrow at 11:00 AM CET (5:00 AM Eastern).
The main item on the agenda is one of the biggest changes since the company was founded on July 11, 1899: will Fiat no longer be an Italian company?
Despite negative recommendations from some proxy advisors, industry watchers expect the merger of Fiat and Chrysler to receive the two-thirds majority needed for approval....
After the recent discovery that Ford had been tossing out the spare tire, jack, radio, and console of its F-450 to make it (barely) fit into the weight rating of a class three truck (while increasing its payload slightly but cutting the base weight), Larry Vellequette of Automotive News noted that GM had started playing the same game on its own trucks to boost payload ratings....
The Fiat 500L-Vans design concept on display this week at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, has attracted attention as far away as Milan, Italy.
The surf-themed concept was featured in “Motori 24″, the automotive section of Milan-based Il Sole 24 Ore.
Inspired by the original high-top shoe from Vans, a California apparel company first made famous by Sean Penn in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the custom 500L features palm-patterned canvas upholstery, Vans logo stickers on the instrument panel and Vans Waffle Sole pattern on the pedals....