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Chrysler pondering diesel for U.S. Jeep Compass and replacement

by David Kiley (RSS feed) on Dec 17th, 2010 at 5:59PM

Chrysler is looking at a diesel version of the Jeep Compass, or its replacement due in 2013 for the States, according to company officials. The newly refreshed Jeep Compass (which we reviewed earlier today), which goes on sale in early 2011 in the U.S., Europe and other markets, will be offered in some places with a Mercedes-Benz 122kW/320Nm 2.2-liter turbo-diesel (164 horsepower/236 pound-feet) that has a claimed average of 6.6 liters/100km (around 43 mpg). The diesel for the U.S., though would be a Fiat engine, according to officials who spoke to us on background. If the company... Read More

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