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Old 04-16-2011, 03:24 PM
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Any chance the V6 will get the 6-speed? What about a 2012 Diesel?
All V6 models will have the 5-speed. NO diesel in north america for 2012 model year.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:26 PM
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Wonder why they're switching to a 6 speed for 12' with talk of an 8 speed the following year in 13'. Seems kinda strange don't ya think?
I believe they are using a programmed 5-speed to come up with the 6-speed, something easily implemented on short notice. The 5-speed may also continue to be available in V8 models.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:39 PM
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I have noticed that some media outlets list the current 5.7 so called multi-speed transmission as a 6 speed because of the different down shift gear, I think... or perhaps its just easier to fit "6 speed" into the story than "Multi-Speed Overdrive"....
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

How close are we getting to a replacement for the Hemi?

It's been around since '05 and I would think that we are about due for a slightly faster and more fuel efficient offering. Maybe something along the lines of the rumored V6 twin-turbo.

Although 2011 sales have been strong, I think long term the WK2 really needs an upgrade from the Hemi to stay competitive with other high-end SUVs.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:10 PM
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How close are we getting to a replacement for the Hemi? It's been around since '05 and I would think that we are about due for a slightly faster and more fuel efficient offering. Maybe something along the lines of the rumored V6 twin-turbo.
The all-new 2nd gen Hemi 5.7 VVT was released starting with the 2009 model year - hp, torque and fuel economy were improved.
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The all-new 2nd gen Hemi 5.7 VVT was released starting with the 2009 model year - hp, torque and fuel economy were improved.
I wouldn't consider tweaks to an existing engine "all-new," but semantics aside my question then is simply when we see a replacement for the Hemi?

I think other SUVs that are equally heavy and feature V6 engines of some sort have proven that they can offer better 0-60 times while also offering considerably better fuel economy. That's the train Jeep needs to board soon to keep the WK2 selling well after the newness of the great new exterior/interior design starts to fade and shoppers start looking more at fuel economy and acceleration times when making comparisons.
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I would be a tad bummed if I had bought a Rugged Brown Summit and the Canyon Brown Pearl Coat ends up being the same color with a different name and available on all models since it was listed as "exclusive" to the Summit (perhaps just for 2012). Doubt the brown will be as common as black, white, silver, gray....but still the exclusivity was sorta a nice draw.
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

6-speed automatic transmission (5.7L models)

- Would like to know more about this....
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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I would be a tad bummed if I had bought a Rugged Brown Summit and the Canyon Brown Pearl Coat ends up being the same color with a different name and available on all models since it was listed as "exclusive" to the Summit (perhaps just for 2012). Doubt the brown will be as common as black, white, silver, gray....but still the exclusivity was sorta a nice draw.
From photos, the color looks close - but it's hard to tell. I think it probably won't be the exact same color just because Chrysler will probably use paint that doesn't have that particular additive from Japan.

I do agree though, it would be nice if it's different enough so that the Rugged Brown Summits are instantly recognizable. (So says this Star-Bellied Sneech )
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Awesome information!

Any place I can get a look at the colors? :
Redline 2 Pearl Coat
Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat
True Blue Pearl Coat
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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From photos, the color looks close - but it's hard to tell. I think it probably won't be the exact same color just because Chrysler will probably use paint that doesn't have that particular additive from Japan.
Paint pigment issue resolved for MY 2012, see http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...497#post397497
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