Grand Wagoneer engines, clarified

2022 grand wagoneer seats

The 2023 Grand Wagoneer will have two engines, the 392 Hemi (6.4 liter V8) and the Hurricane Turbo 510. As with the Wagoneer, the base model will have the V8, while the Series II and Series III will have the Hurricane, which gets around 1 mpg better mileage while delivering more power. The 392 Hemi … Read more

Where Wrangler and Recon fit in, and why it’s quite clever to make both

Many years ago, AMC developed a replacement for its revolutionary “XJ” Jeep Cherokee, which had the body code “ZJ.” After Chrysler bought AMC, company leaders realized they could have both versions, and they produced the new model, which was more luxurious than the original, as the Grand Cherokee while keeping the Cherokee going. Today, Jeep … Read more

Official “Wagoneer What’s New”

Jeep's Jim Morrison and Wagoneer

Jeep has released, with almost random timing, their summary of changes to the Wagoneer for 2023. The Wagoneer Series II and III will have the new Hurricane engine, producing 420 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque; the base Wagoneer engine is the 5.7 Hemi V8, with 392 hp and 404 lb-ft of torque. Despite its … Read more

Willys 4xe, 30th Anniversary Grand Cherokee unveiled

30th edition Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep unveiled two special editions today covering its most popular (in the US and Canada) models—the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe pairs the 4xe system, which generates a whopping 470 lb-ft of torque with 49 MPGe, a 2.72:1 low range, Dana 44 axles, lift to … Read more

2023 Chrysler 300C Arrives with 485hp, Adaptive Suspension and More

2023 Chrysler 300C

The Chrysler 300 will be discontinued after the 2023 model year, but before the sleek luxury sedan races off into the sunset, the company is offering one final high performance model. The 2023 Chrysler 300C doesn’t have as distinct of a name as did the 2014 Chrysler 300 SRT8, but the 2023 300C packs more … Read more

The last Ram 1500 Diesel is coming

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel

Ram is dropping the EcoDiesel engine from the 1500, with the final truck to be made in January 2023. The option was first made in 2014, and upgraded for durability in the 2020 Ram 1500. The VM diesel engine, a 3.0 liter V6, brought Ram 1500 the highest half-ton diesel torque rating and towing capability, … Read more

Kokomo deal reached, may end strike

Kokomo casting

Kokomo Casting employees at UAW Local 1166 went on strike recently to demand repairs to the heat/vent/air conditioning systems, health and safety improvements, clean uniforms (which are provided to workers in other plants), and work rule adjustments. Today, Detroit News reported that the company and union had reached a tentative agreement for a new local contract; … Read more

Kokomo Casting employees on strike

Kokomo casting

Kokomo Casting employees at UAW Local 1166 are striking for repairs to the heat/vent/air conditioning systems, movement on health and safety issues, clean uniforms (which are provided to workers in other plants), and work rule adjustments. The union issued a statement noting that Stellantis claimed to have no money to fix these issues even as … Read more

Deeper dive and late info: Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S are not what they may appear to be

Jeep Recon BEV side view

Earlier this week, Jeep unveiled the Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S. Surprisingly, they have more in common with each other than the Wagoneer S has in common with the Wagoneer. Specifically, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are body-on-frame vehicles based on the Ram 1500; the Wagoneer S is on the STLA Large platform, which … Read more

Teaser practically promises another 392-Hemi-powered 300C (Updated)

2023 Chrysler 300C

Chrysler’s revival is due in mid-to-late 2024 with a series of electric and possibly “electrified” (hybrid-electric) vehicles. In the meantime, buyers were promised one final hurrah in the form of a Chrysler 300 special edition, and it seems it will be a 300C just like the original 1957—in that it packs a 392 cubic inch … Read more