In some much needed good news from Detroit, it looks like Chrysler is planning a new, more fuel efficient, Jeep Grand Cherokee. The car-based, V6 model is planned for 2010 release. Rumors of a hybrid variant for 2011-12 are swirling as well.
Chrysler Plans Unibody, Fuel-Efficient Grand Cherokee
Chrysler LLC will make its next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2010 with a unibody construction and a fuel-efficient V-6 engine being developed under the code-name Phoenix, Chrysler Co-president Tom LaSorda said.
Is a Hybrid Grand Cherokee on the way?
Chrysler is pouring a hefty $1.8 billion into it’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit as it aims to make the Detroit factory a “hallmark facility for flexibility,” according to supplier sources contacted by Inside Line. Those sources also say that 2011-’12 Jeep Grand Cherokee will get a hybrid variant.