All-new 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
Also new on the 2014 Ram 1500 is a front park assist system and host of efficiency, comfort and emissions-friendly refinements including a variable displacement compressor; pulse-width modulated blower; humidity sensor; and the latest technology environmentally friendly in air conditioning refrigerant.
The 2013 Ram 1500 won Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year, the 2013 North American Truck of the Year and the 2013 Truck of Texas – a rare trifecta of coveted awards in the pickup segment. Building on the award-winning truck, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will further stretch its best-in-class fuel economy1 title lead and continue to raise the innovation bar in one of the automotive industry’s most customer-loyal segments.
Aptly branded EcoDiesel, the new 3.0-litre powerplant is a turbocharged 60-degree, dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) 24-valve V6 that produces 240 horsepower (hp), 420 lb.-ft. of torque and is noticeably more fuel efficient than all V6 and V8 gasoline engines in the half-ton category.
Like the 3.6-litre Pentastar™ V6 and 5.7-litre HEMI® V8 gasoline engines already offered on the Ram 1500, the new EcoDiesel V6 will be mated to the TorqueFlite 8, the only eight-speed automatic transmission offered in the half-ton class.
Pricing for the 2014 Ram 1500 starts at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $26,995.
All-new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition
Last year, the Jeep® brand introduced a unique Wrangler Dragon Design Concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exposition to wide acclaim across the globe, and particularly throughout the Jeep enthusiast community. On the heels of this positive feedback, Jeep is introducing the new 2014 Wrangler Dragon Edition.
The Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition is painted Black with a black body-color three-piece hard top. From there, the designers incorporated numerous Bronze Satin Gloss details found inside the front grille slats, headlamp surrounds and on the Jeep badging. The unique 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels are matte black with a Satin Bronze high-gloss outer edge.
The exterior also features gloss-black appliques on the front and rear bumpers, and a Dark Charcoal dragon decal that starts on the hood and runs along the driver’s side of the vehicle. Final exterior touches include a Mopar® fuel-filler door and a black spare tire cover with dragon decal.
The U.S. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition is $36,095. Through August, Jeep Wrangler sales are up 12 percent in 2013.
All-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee
The renowned Cherokee name returns to the Jeep® vehicle lineup for the 2014 model year. The result – the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee completely redefines the mid-size SUV segment, delivering legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent (versus the outgoing Liberty model), superior on-road ride and handling, a cutting-edge, revolutionary design, world-class craftsmanship, class-exclusive technology and more than 70 advanced safety and security features. The Jeep Cherokee is set to delight consumers both on the road and on the trail.
he all new Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV sports a new front independent suspension with MacPherson struts and a new rear independent multi-link suspension. The front suspension provides 6.7 inches of travel while the rear suspension provides up to 7.8 inches of travel for better articulation. The isolated rear cradle, aluminum front crossmember and superior torsional rigidity all contribute to the quieter, smoother ride and superior handling characteristics drivers will experience in the Cherokee.
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with an electronic power steering system (EPS) that improves fuel efficiency and contributes to the Jeep Cherokee’s nimbleness with a turn circle radius of approximately 36 feet in 4×2 models, approximately 38 feet in 4×4 models and roughly 39 feet in the Trailhawk off-road model. With EPS, all of the power assist is provided via an electric motor system rather than a traditional hydraulic system.
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee boasts numbers that make the difference for the SUV customer that cares about fuel economy and capability in all weather conditions — fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent, more than 70 safety and security features, numerous industry and segment “firsts,” a nine-speed automatic transmission, a 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque, a 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine with 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque, nearly 500 miles driving range on a tank of gasoline and three new, innovative 4×4 systems that deliver legendary Jeep capability including crawl ratios of 56:1 with the 2.4-liter engine and 47.8:1 with the 3.2-liter engine, an improvement of up to 90 percent versus the outgoing model.
The Cherokee is built in the United States at Chrysler Group’s Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Plant.
Source Chrysler Media Press.