Reliable source oh2o wrote that the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel has again been pushed back, and is now set for a third quarter 2013 launch. The delay is consistent with delayed launches of numerous other vehicles, with the largest public delay the launch of the Dodge Dart GT (née Dart R/T). The Ram 1500 diesel has also been pushed back; both use the same VM 3-liter V6 diesel engine, a state of the art powerplant to be used, in modified form, by Maserati. The diesel provides the best fuel economy of any engine in the Grand Cherokee, as well as the most torque; while it is short on horsepower compared with the gasoline engines, many buyers may find the high torque and relatively low fuel usage to be a satisfactory tradeoff. The torque would especially be handy for those who tow heavy loads or up steep or long..
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