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Chrysler Investing $374 Million to Build More Transmissions with Better Fuel Economy
Posted on 03/06/2013 by Chelsea Holmes | 0 Comments
According to Automotive Fleet, Chrysler is investing nearly $374 million to increase production of transmissions at a number of plants, including the production of nine-speed transmissions. Chrysler stated it's investing more than $1.6 billion in its Kokomo Transmission plant for the production of eight- and nine-speed transmissions and other improvements at its plants in the area. This latest investment of $374 million will add 1,250 jobs to the U.S. economy.
Vehicles using these new transmissions include the2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, where an eight-speed transmission drives its new EcoDiesel engine option, the 3.6L Pentastar V-6, and the 5.7-liter V-8. Chrysler noted that when equipped with the V-6, the vehicle can achieve up to 25 mpg highway and when equipped with the V-8, it can achieve 22 highway mpg. On the Dodge Charger with the 3.6L V-6, the vehicle can get up to 31 mpg highway and up to 27 mpg highway on the all-wheel-drive models.
Another way you can save on fuel? GPS fleet tracking.
GPS fleet tracking can help you save on fuel costs by driving less miles, getting more fuel for your dollar and ensuring your drivers are where they’re supposed to be. Features such as maintenance tracking can also increase vehicle mpg – in fact, keeping your engine properly tuned can improve gas mileage by 4%.