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When Chrysler announced the new Dodge Journey cross-over early last week, we skipped over it
here on ABG. However a second look at the specs revealed something of interest, at least to non-American drivers. While the home market is limited to the 2.4L four cylinder and 2.7L and
3.5L V-6s with automatic transmissions, overseas customers get the option of a 2.0L turbo-diesel engine mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The DCT was developed with Getrag, but Americans will probably have to wait until the new transmission plant in Indiana is ready in 2009
. The dual clutch box should provide about a six percent improvement in fuel efficiency over a conventional torque converter automatic.