2014 Jeep Cherokee Debuts 9-Speed Automatic Transmission; Coming Soon to Bill Gaddis Chrysler
04/06/2013

Bill Gaddis Chrysler of Muncie, IN plans for the arrival of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and its brand-new 9-speed automatic transmission

Online PR News – 06-April-2013 – Muncie, IN – Chrysler Group has just unveiled a redesigned 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Making its world debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, the new Cherokee has a very unique feature that is creating a buzz in the automotive world. Adding to the Cherokee’s world-class design and performance is the industry-leading ZF 9-speed automatic transmission. Bill Gaddis Chrysler of Muncie, IN has the latest scoop on the world’s first 9-speed automatic.

“ZF is pleased to partner with Chrysler Group to develop and produce our new 9-speed automatic transmission for the all-new Jeep Cherokee,” explains Member of the board of Management responsible for the Powertrain Technology division at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Dr. Gerhard Wagner. “Chrysler Group’s collaboration with ZF allows the company to feature the 9-speed in an all-American brand, whose long-standing reputation as an all-terrain, time-tested brand will showcase the 9 speed as a transmission that is equally as dynamic and durable.”

The all-new 2014 Cherokee is powered by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that uses clean-diesel technology to maximize efficiency while lowering CO2 emissions. This 240 horsepower, 420 lb-ft. of torque engine also boasts best-in-class fuel economy; returning 30 highway miles per gallon while driving a best-in class 730 miles on just one tank. A 3.6-liter Pentastar engine and 5.7-liter V8 engine are also available in the 2014 Cherokee, boasting top performance and efficiency ratings.

In addition to changes under the hood, cabin refinements continue the Cherokee’s reputation as the most awarded SUV ever. Premium Natura Plus leather with heat and ventilation will be available to cradle each passenger in distinct luxury. A personalized instrument cluster will handle all of the driving details, and the UConnect touch-screen navigation system will keep the journey on track. While the inside boasts comfort and convenience, the outside sports Jeep’s iconic features and bold styling to turns heads on the road.

After its debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Chrysler Group announced that the 2014 Cherokee will arrive at dealerships later this year. Customers of Bill Gaddis Chrysler who have questions about the Cherokee are welcome to swing by the Muncie, IN dealership today. Sales associates will be available to answer questions about its arrival at the dealership and the new available features. Find information on Bill Gaddis Chrysler online at www.BillGaddisChrysler.com/.

About Bill Gaddis Chrysler: Bill Gaddis Chrysler is proud to be a select Muncie, IN, Chrysler dealer. The devoted dealership provides a full line of Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles, as well as Chrysler service and parts to all surrounding areas. Whether you are shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle, we are sure to have what you are looking for.