More Diesels from Chrysler

Dieter Zetsche, CEO of DaimlerChrysler AG, indicates there will be more diesels in Chrysler’s line up before long.

We are installing BlueTec (diesel technology) in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. How far we will stretch this technology in the Chrysler product lineup is not finally decided at this time. But quite definitely, DaimlerChrysler, including the different brands, is serious in leveraging the opportunity this technology builds for the U.S. market.

The advantages of diesels are many, as most truck guys already know, and the advanced diesel technology available in Europe for some time, is now coming over to the States because of the stricter emissions regulations. This is a positive sign and we look forward to seeing these engines appearing in trucks as soon as possible.

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