WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel delivers 30 miles per gallon with a driving range of more than 730 miles
- Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever
Green Car Journal has named the Jeep® Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel its 2015 Green SUV of the Year™. The announcement was made today at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C.
"The Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel delivers what today's drivers really want in an efficient SUV," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. "It offers a do-everything nature with exceptional comfort, power, functionality and driving range, plus surprising efficiency that delivers lower environmental impact."
Green SUV of the Year™ finalists include SUVs and crossovers that feature notable environmental achievement while also providing all the attributes expected of this versatile class of vehicle. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel was selected as a winner from five finalists by a jury made up of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff members.
"We are truly delighted that the editors of Green Car Journal have named our full-size premium SUV – the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel – the Green SUV of the Year," said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand. "We take pride that Green Car Journal's jurors recognized the blend of efficiency, capability, comfort and performance that the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel offers consumers.
"Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV in history, and we're pleased to add this significant award from Green Car Journal to the Jeep trophy case," Manley added.
Producing a class-leading 240 horsepower and a massive 420 lb.-ft. of torque, Jeep Grand Cherokee's award-winning 24-valve dual-overhead cam 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 delivers clean-diesel technology with low CO2 emissions. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel delivers a best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg) courtesy of its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and standard eight-speed transmission, with an unmatched driving range of more than 730 miles and towing capability of 7,400 pounds.
All of Jeep Grand Cherokee's engines (3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6, and 5.7-liter V-8) are mated to FCA US LLC's eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to enhancing fuel economy, the robust and durable eight-speed transmission delivers quick acceleration and precise, smooth shifting, enhancing ride quality to luxury car levels. An additional benefit is a low crawl ratio of 44.1:1 to aid in climbing over – or through – tough obstacles, when equipped with a two-speed transfer case.
Built on more than 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Renegade, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.
SOURCE FCA US LLC