2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler get new 3.0-liter Pentastar V6 in China

Article by Christian A., on September 15, 2013

Chrysler plans to offer a 3.0-liter Pentastar V-6 that will be available on the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2014 Jeep Wranglers in China. Chrysler had first released a Pentastar V-6 in 3.6-liter form. A 3.2-liter engine followed. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 is very versatile as it can be fitted on anything from a Chrysler 200 (283 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque) to the Ram 1500 (305 hp, 269 lb-ft).

On the other hand, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is available with a 3.2-liter variant that delivers 271hp and 239 lb-ft.

Chrysler also boasted that the engine lineup works with front-, all-, or rear-wheel drive, and with six-speed manuals or six-nine-speed automatics. Furthermore, the new 3.0-liter V-6 has an output of 230 hp at 6350 rpm and 210 lb-ft at 4400 rpm.

The engine, which is produced in Michigan, has an intake manifold that comes with low-rumble tuning.

Notably, the 3.0-liter version isn’t likely to appear in a U.S.-spec car in the near future as the 3.2-liter V-6 is present. Chrysler will offer the 3.2-liter V-6 in its upcoming 200 midsize sedan replacement. Just like the 2014 Cherokee, it is coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission to improve EPA-rated efficiency.

When the present-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee made its premiere, it excited its clients with its durable, upscale design that was still able to display the durable capacity demanded in a Jeep vehicle. For 2014, Grand Cherokee takes its effective formula to another level of sophistication and robustness in both exterior and interior design.

The designers have raised the Grand Cherokee with a much more sophisticated, yet significantly sturdier look for 2014. The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is as tough and able as ever, brags an elite new design update, and is stuffed with premium embellishments and technological components that are honestly startling, but welcomed, in the full-size SUV segment.

Every single trim level of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been given a more elegant look. The model is easily recognizable at a first glance. On all the Grand Cherokee models, the upper grille is tinier in height and the headlamps are slenderer. The lower front fascia has been somewhat raised and the fog lights have been elevated and are more articulated inside the fascia design. Together, these modifications give the front of the Grand Cherokee a more significant style while maintaining the car’s ground clearance at its lower edge.

Obviously, Grand Cherokee holds Jeep's trademark seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel arches.

The rear of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee includes new, bigger tail lamps with trademark LED lighting, a bigger rear spoiler to help in effective aerodynamics and a re-modelled tailgate that provides significant rear perceptibility, and a more articulated Jeep identification, now found directly on the tailgate between the tail lamps.

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