Well if the purpose is to sell out of an excess of hemis, they are succeeding.
I know I keep hearing that JNAP is "ready to build" the CRDit has nothing to do with sales and more with engineering and production.
I wonder if, while JNAP is ready to build the NA versions, the Italians don't have enough engines to supply the ramp in production for both overseas and NA production. So, while JNAP maybe ready, they just don't have enough parts to support both lines?I know I keep hearing that JNAP is "ready to build" the CRD
Driving the Durango with the Hemi and it has LOW but I drove the V6 and it didn't. It is really nice but I WANT a CRD for towingIf I ignore those, it leads me to look at other models like the Durango, Explorer and such. I took a Durango for an overnight test drive and really rather liked it. The only thing I have against it is the AWD system, which, I suspect, is QT1, as it didn't have a low gear box.
They discovered the CRD burns oil???
ARG.Driving the Durango with the Hemi and it has LOW but I drove the V6 and it didn't. It is really nice but I WANT a CRD for towing
The EPA has not yet issued a certification for the VM Motori diesel engine.it has nothing to do with sales and more with engineering and production.
Yep. Looks like I am going to bail on the CRD and go with the JGC V6 for the next few years. JGC V6 torque means I can tow my 19 foot Airstream Bambi just fine....but everything gets much, much less satisfactory when I look at upgrading the 19 foot travel trailer to a heavier 23 foot or 25 foot trailer.ARG.
I'm also right there with you, I want the CRD for towing. The V6 would be fine for day to day stuff, but the moment ya start towing, you'd really wish you had that CRD with ya.
Ding Ding Ding!!!!!The EPA has not yet issued a certification for the VM Motori diesel engine.
On-road Vehicles and Engines | US EPA
ANNUAL CERTIFICATION TEST RESULTS & DATA
Go to the link above, select Model Year 2014 XLS (Excel) document in the section
Light Duty Vehicle Data <ins datetime="2013-3-15"> </ins>
- Certified Vehicle Test Result Report Data (XLS) (1.1MB, March 2013)
open it up and scroll down to Chrysler LLC and then scroll to the right to view the Grand Cherokee model. You will see that the only Grand Cherokee's currently certified are those with Tier 2 - Gasoline engines. The column of interest is AI so keep scrolling to the right.
Now, by comparison, scroll up to AUDI, on the same column. You will see engines certified for Diesel 7-15 ppm Sulfur.
The engine has not yet been approved for sale in US and a requirement for that is having its engine certified by the EPA. It is possible that it has not been submitted to EPA for approval yet. Or maybe it was submitted and it did not pass. Maybe some tweaking was needed, it was done, the engine is ready but EPA only accepts engines for certification only a few times per year. I don't know that. But as of March 2013, the only approved engines are the gasoline ones.
Let me rephrase. Huge company with a large engineering staff. This is not the first time to the rodeo as far as certifying a new engine.But remember, we don't know why it has not yet been certified.
So lets not jump to conclusions about that.