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 |  Feb 21 2011, 9:07 PM

Europe is getting the Grand Cherokee with a diesel as well as special 70th anniversary editions, as Jeep will announce at the Geneva Auto Show in a week’s time.

The diesel will be a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, sourced from the Fiat mothership and built by VM Motori. It’ll come in two forms: one with 188 horsepower and 324 lb-ft of torque, and the other with 237 horsepower and 406 lb-ft, which also gets around 28 miles per gallon.

Meanwhile at Geneva, Jeep will introduce 70th Anniversary Editions of all its models, including the Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Patriot, and Compass. The package includes exterior trim packages, brushed-aluminum door sills, 18-inch wheels, and some nifty badges; the interior will get Dark Olive perforated leather seats, shiny trim, and Berber floor mats.

[Source: WorldCarFans]

  • ed wolcott

    Since Jeep sold 15,000 diesel Libertys with no advertising and with sales banned in 5 states (NY, CA, MA etc) the return of a diesel makes excellent sense. Hopefully, they will avoid the stupid mistakes they made in their engineering of the diesel Liberty (leak prone fuel system, a fuel filter/heater that caused fires, an inadequate transmission, an air cleaner that requires filter changes at 5000 miles, and an exhaust gas recirculation system that regularly self destructs). Once these problems are fixed, the Liberty is an excellent off and on highway vehicle and I would seriously look at a Grand Cherokee that had similar advantages.

  • Jeep Fan

    Give us a Wrangler with 30 MPG and 420 ft lbs of torque and we’ll buy them as fast fast as they can produce them. WE WANT THE DIESEL in our WRANGLER. The time is right. Make it happen Jeep!

  • Alan

    The Wrangler’s sold here in Europe get over 30MPG. Thank the Oil Executives who manipulate the EPA for the lousy models sold back home in the USA. The Diesel model sold here also burns cleaner because of their higher taxes that are based on polution.

  • Tom h

    I would not call the 3.6 lousy. But it does not hold a candle to the diesel mileage or durability.