Chrysler seeks more powerful yet efficient vehicles in 4 years

Article by Christian A., on September 3, 2014

All of Chrysler Group’s vehicles will be able to travel more distance on a gallon of fuel in the next four years as the carmaker rolls out new, more efficient engines that are currently being developed. One of these engines is a revamped 2.0-liter inline-four engine -- code-named Hurricane – that is said able to Chrysler’s smaller vehicles more powerful yet more fuel efficient.

Chrysler is also making some improvements to its Pentastar V-6 engine family that is expected will provide smaller displacements and better fuel efficiency in larger vehicles. It expected that by 2018, nearly all of Chrysler Group’s front-wheel-drive-based vehicles will come standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Likewise, rear-wheel-drive-based large cars, crossovers, SUVs and pickups will feature an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Chrysler, which managed to recover much of its pre-bankruptcy luster thanks to some new vehicles and widely popular revamped ones, will continue to have its models underpinned by Fiat platforms and get rid of segment duplication across its brands.

To continue comply with stiffening fuel economy regulations, Chrysler will adopt electrification, offering a plug-in hybrid minivan as well as a plug-in hybrid crossover.

It may also have its Jeep Wrangler feature an aluminum body in a bid to trim weight and improve fuel economy. With pickups and SUVs still a major force in Chrysler’s sales momentum, the carmaker plans its Ram and Jeep brands to have frequent product upgrades.

Topics: chrysler, engine

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

On July 11, Audi is set to reveal its flagship luxury sedan, the all new A8. And at this moment, none of us are sure how this model will look....
by - March 29, 2017
The recent Porsche 911 is definitely considered one of the most elite sports car to grace the roads worldwide. The task of producing its successor is challenging enough for the...
by - March 29, 2017
British startup Zenos, which entered bankruptcy administration earlier this year is now back in business. The Norfolk-based sports car manufacturer was bought by a consortium of investors headed by AC...
by - March 29, 2017
It’s quite safe to say that this generation marks the rise of the electric cars. For the past few years, automakers have been very busy trying to find the perfect...
by - March 28, 2017
Want to go for a sportier look, but don’t have enough cash to burn? Good news for future Ford Edge buyers, as the 2018 model year will have an optional...
by - March 28, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries