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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee to be cut short by 2014 models

The Chrysler Group is planning a refreshed Jeep Grand Cherokee for the 2014 model year and because of that, the 2013 Grand Cherokee models will have a very short production and sales cycle before being overshadowed by the new models.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to arrive shortly after making its public debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, ushering in a new 8-speed automatic transmission with the 3.6L Pentastar V6 along with a new diesel engine option. There is currently no diesel option for the American Grand Cherokee and the models fitted with the Pentastar V6 feature an outdated 5-speed automatic transmission. There is no definite, official timeline from Chrysler but according to the folks at Automotive News, but the 8-speed transmission will arrive very early in the 2013 calendar year with the new diesel Jeep coming shortly after. Supposing that they arrive during the 1st quarter of 2013, the 2014 model year Jeep Grand Cherokee will be on sale as much as 9 months ahead of the calendar year that matches the model year.

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If the deisel engine is the same as in the 2012 European GC then it is 3.0L not 3.6L , very nice too and I get 32 mpg overall.
this was posted on JeepGarage.org in april 2012....wk2 forum 2014 advanced info thread!
My guess the 3.0 Ltr fiat motor will be the chosen motor for the American market just like europe & Australia , the Grand will have very minor changes the ZF transmission Front apron re styling , wing mirror indicators , maybe led lights & wheels . Why change what sells & works worldwide . The diesel motor is powerful , economical , cleaner , quiter than ever before . Drive the WK and you wouldn't know it was a diesel . I have the WH limited with the Mercedes 3.0 ltr diesel in a 2006 build , great truck .

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