• Jun 28th 2007 at 9:27AM
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Guess what? Jeep's the greenest.

Thanks to increased fuel economy in the company's diesel 4x4s (compared to previous years), Jeep UK has won the Gold Award in a leading Green Awards scheme (to be clear, "scheme" is Jeep's choice of words, not mine. This is the UK division we're talking about here, and I don't think scheme has the same connotations across the pond as it does here). Jeep was also praised for the environmental credentials of the Jeep Wrangler, and singled out the Compass and the Patriot for being "the most economical 4x4s ever to wear the Jeep badge." These two vehicles have lower CO2 emissions than vehicles like the BMW 116i and Renault Clio 1.6

These awards were announced in the July edition of 4x4 & MPV Driver magazine (note: that link just takes you to their subscription page. The magazine doesn't seem to have a website), which writes: "Jeep have completely turned around their models' fuel consumption. And they have done it with nothing more than diesel engines. And that, for a company from the land of cheap gas and zero home demand for diesels, is a bigger deal than you may think."

[Source: Jeep]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm with Jack S. on the zero demand thing. Jeep had to extend the production run on the US-market diesel Liberty because demand far exceeded their projections.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "zero home demand for diesels"? Really? I think consumer surveys may show otherwise. More like the home of zero diesel availability. The problem due to irrational environmental regulation allowing for massive amounts of CO2 emissions while minimal amounts of NOx emissions is enough to damn a vehicle on this side of the pond.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I really wish Jeep would sell more diesel vehicles. There is a demand for diesel's VW TDI have a huge demand, that are hard to find on dealer lots.
      • 8 Years Ago
      US environmental rules are hardly "irrational", as NOx is the main cause of acid rain and smog. What is irrational is the lack of concern about NOx by Europeans, especially when they pretend to be "green".
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