Home / Auto News / News article: Jeep EcoDiesel Patent Hints at Name for Grand Cherokee Engine - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jul 06 2012, 4:39 PM

Jeep is bringing a Grand Cherokee diesel to America, and when it arrives, it will likely wear an EcoDiesel 3.0L badge.

Chrysler recently filed a trademark on the name, and logo for EcoDiesel. No where does it explicitly say that it is for the Jeep, but because we know that the Grand Cherokee will run with a 3.0-liter diesel, it seems like the only logical option.

To sell the diesel over other fuel efficient choices such as hybrids, Jeep has tacked on the Eco prefix to highlight the engines fuel economy.

In European markets, the Grand Cherokee is already available with a 3.0-liter diesel V-6 making 224 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, and we expect the U.S. version will get the same engine.

See the trademarked badge below.

  • PotbellyJoe

    Hope they paid VW. That was their diesel prior to the TDI badge…